Beth Young is the Director of Education at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, FL. In this position she works to provide exciting educational opportunities for students from infants through adulthood. She is particularly interested in the merger of formal and informal education and bringing Jewish education into the Technology Age.
Beth holds a Masters in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, CA and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Oaks College. She completed her undergraduate studies in political science at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In 2004 she received the title of Reform Jewish Educator and in 2016 earned her Director Credential from the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Beth is an active member of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE) and co-chaired the national conference, Imagineering Jewish Education for the 21st Century, held in Seattle, Washington in January 2011.
Prior to moving to Miami, Beth served for three years as the Director of Teen Education at the Agency for Jewish Learning in Pittsburgh, PA where she worked to create a vibrant program of learning and experience for Jewish teens throughout the community, embracing multiple entry points for Jewish involvement and education.
Beth is a member of Pi Lambda Theta, the national education honor society. In 2007, Beth received the Ira and Nanette Gordon Community Professional Achievement Award and was a participant in the Kaplan seminar for emerging Jewish Professionals. She published “What Motivates College Students,” based on her undergraduate honors.
Beth is married to Rabbi Danny Young and they have two children. She loves to spend time snuggling with K’tonton, their dog, working on craft projects or finding something to organize!