Director of Congregational Learning
Sue Bojdak has been a Jewish educator for over 20 years, teaching and learning with kids, families and adults. She is coming to B’nai Tikvah from Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in SF. Previously she was the educator at Temple Sinai-Oakland. Sue also has a private practice in spiritual direction, working one-on-one with people around their spiritual journeys, and she teaches for community organizations including Orot and the Union for Reform Judaism.
Sue has a BA in Religious Studies from SUNY Stony Brook and an MA in Divinity from the University of Chicago. Sue studied Adult Education at SF State, is a Union for Reform Judaism Outreach Fellow, and was a fellow with the Fellowship in Applied Jewish Wisdom at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Sue also holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the SF Theological Seminary.
Sue is keenly interested in creating powerful and playful spaces of Jewish learning and spiritual exploration for people of all ages. Sue’s work has included cultivating student choice in learning, creating a new family school model, experimenting with project-based learning, and implementing a makerspace and tinkering with how to bring a maker mindset to student work. Sue’s teaching is community-oriented and student-centered.
Originally from Rochester, NY, Sue has been living in the East Bay since 1995. She is the mother and stepmother of 4 young adults. Sue and her wife live in Kensington (wedged between Berkeley and El Cerrito). In her free-time Sue is a committed NYTimes puzzle doer, an outdoors person currently excited about kayaking, an explorer of Jewish spiritual practice, and a mah jong player.