Young Leadership


Shabbat services on Saturday March 21 will be special. Susan Levy will receive Mishkan Torah's Young Leadership Award. The award honors younger members of the congregation for special contributions to Mishkan Torah's youth. Susan Levy is the eighth recipient of the award.

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Hi I’m Susan Levy.

I’ve been hanging around Mishkan Torah for over ten years, and I’ve been an official member for about six. My daughters Natalie and Emily have both attended the Karp Family School, and I have served as the co-chair of the Children’s Ed Committee for the last two years, with Jodi Cohen and Rebecca McFarland.

I am so pleased to receive the Young Leadership Award this year. Working with the KFS families has been such a joy. I love the Children’s Ed team; we are a great mix of educators, artists, scientists and thinkers, all working together to support our children’s Jewish education-- and sometimes just be there for each other. In addition to planning for Hebrew school events and activities, we’ve had hours of discussions about the meaning of Jewish education, of cultural identity and religious rituals, of interfaith families and spiritual moments. We’ve shared dinners and lunches, camping trips and outings, stressful times and joyous occasions. It’s been a pleasure to be part of the Mishkan Torah family.

When I’m not belting out Modeh Ani or taking notes at an Ed Committee meeting, you can find me attending jazz dance classes, doing Zumba, or singing old pop songs with my husband Mike Hummel. In real life, I am a Dual-Language Instructional Coach at Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park, where I support our Spanish-English program. Languages, music, literature and culture are my passions--and sharing them with my kids and my friends’ kids is a labor of love.


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