David Gronlund-Jacob is our Religious School Educator.
David grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey. After attending Parsons School of Design in New York, he finished his B.A. in Fine Art at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. After graduation he pursued a career in fine art with his own custom framing business and from there into art sales and gallery management in New York and New Jersey. He left the art business and continued his career in retail sales and sales management. All the while David was an active participant in Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick.
After teaching in the Middle School and High School programs at Anshe Emeth for several years, David returned to graduate school. In May 2004, David graduated from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York with Master of Arts in Religious Education. He has also completed the Leadership Institute for Congregational School Educators and has been a JNF Ambassador.
Most recently David was the Principal of the Temple Hatikvah Religious School in Flanders, NJ and has been teaching 5th grade Hebrew at Temple Beth El, Hillsborough. He is currently the Jewish Life and Tikkun Olam coordinator at Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp in Copake, NJ.
His hobbies include repairing guitars, playing guitars, and walking his dog, Caleb.
David lives in Highland Park, NJ with his wife Judy. They have two grown children, Noah currently in Boston, MA and Sarah currently in Los Angeles, CA.
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