Education Mission & Staff

Mission Statement

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston nurtures the continuity and quality of Jewish life in the Greater Houston area by fostering and strengthening life-long Jewish learning and is dedicated to:

  • Enhancing the quality of formal and informal Jewish education in the community
  • Promoting enrollment and participation in Jewish education at all levels
  • Advocating on behalf of students, parents, institutions and professionals involved in Jewish education
  • Encouraging and providing for the professional growth of educators
  • Serving as a facilitator for cooperation and collaboration among schools and community organizations
  • Responding to the changing needs of the community

Jewish Education

Jewish Education Staff

Elaine Kellerman, Vice-President of Education 

Lisa Klein, Managing Director of Jewish Education

Lori Actor, Israel Engagement Director & Day School Services Coordinator

Devorah Cohen, Jewish Education Program Associate

Herut Gez, Community Shlicha

Barbara Loeser, Community Engagement Director

Paulette Walden, Administrative Assistant