Katherine O'Brien

Katherine O'Brien

About Me
Kate is the director of Education at the Foundation for Jewish Camp, where she provides Jewish educational insight, direction, and coaching for the breadth of FJC’s programs. Before FJC, Kate served as the Director of Education, Innovation, and Organizing at The Workmen’s Circle. There she built and supported a national network of Jewish cultural schools that connected children and adults to their Jewish heritage and helped families link their secular Jewish progressive values with their social justice activism. Previously, Kate originated the position of Senior Research Writer for the Berman Center for Research and Evaluation at JESNA. Kate earned MAs in Jewish Education and in Hebrew Bible from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She currently is studying Special Education at Hunter CUNY. She lives in Yonkers with her wife, Beth, and their rescue dog, Fritz.