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Meet our New Education Director

Melissa Werbow
Education Director

Melissa Werbow, Hill Havurah's Education Director, is passionate about creating authentic communities and empowering learners to take ownership of the Jewish tradition. She graduated from Hebrew Union College with a master’s degree in Jewish Education and a master’s degree in Jewish Communal Service. In Los Angeles, she served as the Director of Religious School and Family Education at Stephen S. Wise Temple. In Pittsburgh, she taught Melton Adult Education programs and was a consultant for area religious schools through the Agency for Jewish Learning. In Sarasota, she served as the Director of Jewish Learning at the Hershorin Schiff Community Day School. 

Melissa's family moved to the District in the summer of 2020, and joined us as our Education Director in the spring of 2021. She also currently serves as the NoVA Program Coordinator for the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies. She and Rabbi Mike Werbow are the parents of three mostly delightful children and one very spoiled dog.  She is currently obsessing about the best quilting stores in DC, parenting teenagers and what novel she should read next.

If you have any questions or would like to connect with Melissa, you can contact her at or book a meeting using this link.

Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781