Director Of Congregational Learning

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sue penn

Sue Penn is the Director of Congregational Learning at University Synagogue, where she oversees the Religious School and Youth Programs, Adventures in Jewish Education, Adult Education, and US Bridges.

Sue has a California K-12 Credential, a Master’s Degree in Education and spent many years teaching in California Jewish Day Schools. She lives in Irvine with her husband of 28 years and three wonderful children. Sue has been recognized and honored as an innovative  Jewish Educator and is committed to personalizing every learner’s Jewish education, to ensure that they maximize their potential and find their place in Jewish Community.

Sue believes in the value of community and is committed to building programs and comfortable entry places for all people.  For this reason, Sue rewrote the Religious School curriculum at University Synagogue a few years ago and continues to update and enhance the content, keeping it relevant and state of the art. Sue has served as President of the National Board of the Reconstructionist Educators of North America (RENA) and is currently on the Board of the Jewish Educators Association of Orange County, California. She writes a monthly column in the Orange County Jewish Life magazine and is a member of the American Association of Educators.

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