Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz has been involved in Jewish education for more than 20 years, working in both formal and informal settings. Rabbi Katz is a perpetual student who says she regularly learns something from her students and colleagues. Since her rabbinic ordination in 1992, Rabbi Katz was ordained she has participated in some exceptional programs of professional development. She was a fellow in the Teacher Educator Institute, the Day School Leadership Training Institute, the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, From Good to Great: A Leadership Program for Rabbis and the Kellogg Management Education for Jewish Leaders. Each of these experiences has helped Rabbi Katz to refine her thinking about Jewish education, the synagogue for the 21st century and rabbinic leadership. Rabbi Katz serves on Chancellor Arnold Eisen's Rabbinic Leadership Cabinet, she has a column in Moment Magazine, and teaches a class at the Jewish Theological Seminary in the Davidson School of Education. Prior to moving to the area in 2008, Rabbi Katz served as associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in the Kansas City area, where she focused on education, programming, and outreach. She was a leading force for interfaith work and adult education in the community. Previously, she served as Director of the Department of Adult Jewish Learning for the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, where she developed and coordinated numerous adult education programs such as the Melton School. Rabbi Katz was born in Chicago and is the daughter of Charlotte and the late Dr. Silas Wallk. Her parents were active members of the Anshe Emet Synagogue and provided her with many opportunities to live an active Jewish life. Rabbi Katz received rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Her post-secondary education includes a bachelor's degree in Jewish Studies from Barnard College; a master's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University; a master's degree in Jewish Education from the University of Judaism, and a doctorate in Education from Michigan State University. She is married to Kenneth Katz, and the couple has three children, Tamar, Gabriel and Nina.
|Foundations of Jewish Family Living|
Day: Saturday, October 13, 2018 for 10 weeks, meeting once a week
Time: Either 3:30-5:00 p.m. or 4:30-6:00 .pm. Rabbi Katz will distribute a schedule during the first class.
Faculty: Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz
Location: Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA