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Sue Huntting, Religious School Director

Sue Huntting has been our Religious School Director since 2008 though she has worked in the field of Jewish Education for over 30 years. She began her career in Reform youth work and camping and then moved into synagogue work when she became Program Director at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA. After she and Rabbi Geoff Huntting were married and had young children, she worked as a synagogue consultant in the Los Angeles area.

Since moving to Sarasota, Sue has taught in Temple Sinai's Religious School and has been involved at URJ Camp Coleman as co-chair of the Judaic Advisory Committee and faculty coordinator. She taught in the local Florence Melton Adult Mini-School and is a popular speaker around town. In addition to her work at Temple Sinai, she is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Jewish Education and is a clinical faculty mentor in the Executive Masters program in Jewish Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Under Sue's leadership, our Religious School became accredited in 2014 by the National Association of Temple Educators. We are proud to be one of only four Religious Schools in the state, and the only one on the west coast of Florida, to have earned this recognition. Sue holds a Masters of Arts in both Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service from HUC-JIR which also awarded her an honorary doctorate in 2005 for her professional accomplishments. Contact Sue at ReligiousSchool@SinaiSRQ.org.