Amanda grew up in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and holds a BA in Jewish Studies and History from Indiana University. She served as the NFTY Regional Director for the Chicago and Northern Region and then was the Youth Director at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. She moved to St. Louis in 2011 and began working at Temple Israel where she became the Director of Membership and Special Events. Amanda relocated to the Bay Area this past December with her husband Dan, two children: Julie and Scott, and their dog, Chase. In her spare time she likes to read, hike with the family, and explore her new community. Amanda is extremely excited to begin her new role here with us and looks forward to connecting with everyone to explore new ideas for our synagogue!