Our Education Director

Dawn Friedman has been the school director since Kol Hadash’s founding in 2001. Dawn has been a member of several Humanistic Jewish congregations and taught Sunday School at the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County, Connecticut, where she was also an assistant to the Education Director. Dawn is a Northwestern University graduate and an alumna of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, a two-year core curriculum developed by Hebrew University. A former professional dancer, she is a certified Pilates instructor teaching in Glenview and Barrington. Dawn and her husband Mark (see below) live in Deerfield; their daughter celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at Kol Hadash, was confirmed, and was a classroom aide.


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