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Sandra Lilienthal was born and raised in Brazil, where she received her MBA in Marketing and Strategic Planning. After almost 10 years in the business world, Sandra went through a major change in careers, and for over 20 years has been working with Jewish Education in many different capacities: from Religious School teacher and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor, to Director of Education of two synagogues, to Director of Lifelong Learning. She has taught every age from preschool to adults, both in Brazil and in the USA (Waco, TX and South Florida). In the past 9 years, Sandra has focused on teaching adults in South Florida.
Sandra is a 2015 winner of the prestigious Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. She received her Master’s in Jewish Studies and her Doctorate in Jewish Education from Gratz College. She is part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning faculty, an adjunct professor at Gratz College, and the author (and facilitator) of the Adult Education two-year curriculum currently used by the Broward Central Agency for Jewish Education. Sandra is a member of Gratz College’s Board of Governors and is a frequent speaker at Jewish education conferences, synagogues and other Jewish organizations.
Sandra has great enthusiasm for teaching Judaism as a living religion, and infusing true passion for it among those who study with her.
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