Sara Heitler Bamberger
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Sara Heitler Bamberger is the founder, executive director, and one of the educators for Kevah. She has a BA in Religious Studies from Yale and a Master’s in International Relations from Georgetown. She has also studied at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Prior to her work at Kevah, Sara has a long history of launching new educational ventures. Sara was the founder and director of the Religion, Politics and Globalization Program at UC Berkeley, and the founding director of The Curriculum Initiative, an organization that supports Jewish students in private schools around the country. She was also a founding staff member of Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in the Boston area. Sara was born and bred in Colorado and now lives in Berkeley with her husband Ken Bamberger, a law professor at UC Berkeley School of Law, and their four children.
Kevah catalyzes and supports a grassroots Jewish learning movement that engages Jewish identity and builds community through the study of classical Jewish texts. Kevah supports a national, pluralistic network of self-organized Torah study groups. It works closely with educators, group organizers, and participants to create a consistently high-quality learning experience. Kevah does this by identifying, training, and supporting Jewish educators; developing and sharing curricular resources; and providing groups a high level of ongoing support. Kevah builds community through Jewish conversations, and empowers adults to take ownership of their Jewish and spiritual lives.