Aaron Frankel, Director of Education and Family Engagement
Aaron Frankel, our new Director of Education and Family Engagement comes to us from Anshe Emet Synagogue, where he served as Religious School Principal for four years, and, before that, Congregation Beth Israel in Munster, Indiana. Aaron specializes in designing experiences and developing materials for Jewish youth and young adults. He is the author of various Hebrew textbooks and curricula, including Jerusalem Mystery, My Hebrew Phrase Book, and the Kavanah Prayer Series. In his spare time, Aaron is also the Publisher at Barvaz Press, which develops curricular materials for the Religious School market. As a songwriter, singer, and guitar player, Aaron has produced and performed both Jewish and secular music and has also worked as a cantorial soloist. He and his partner Jenny live in the Chicago neighborhood of Sauganash with stepson Alex, 16 and, occasionally, Nathaniel, 24.