Sierra Lautman is UJFT’s new director of Jewish Innovation

by | Sep 19, 2019 | Other News

Sierra Lautman

Sierra Lautman

Education, and particularly Jewish education, has been the focus of Sierra Lautman’s professional life for years.

Lautman and her family recently moved to Virginia Beach from Pittsburgh, where she was the Religious School director at Adat Shalom Synagogue. Before that, she spent 10 years teaching fifth and sixth grade in a religious school setting and two years as a fourth grade teacher in a public charter school.

“I was thrilled to hear about the director of Jewish Innovation position before I even got to the area,” Lautman says. “I had found my time as an educator, and specifically as a Jewish educator, so rewarding as I helped young children find new connections and meaning.”

Lautman says she looks forward to the chance to take her experience into this new position at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater as “I develop community events and experiences that open new doors to Jewish engagement and understanding for children, families, and adults of all ages.”

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