Our Staff

At Central Synagogue

Mirit Sands
Assistant Director, Grades 3rd-7th
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(212) 838-5122 ext. 4091

Mirit joined Central Synagogue in the summer of 2016 and loves working with the Central community. As the Assistant Director of the Lese Center for Living Judaism, 3rd-7th Grade, Mirit collaborates with members of the Youth and Family Engagement Department to implement community engagement programs and to coordinate and execute the logistics and curriculum for our education program across two locations. In this role, Mirit hopes to provide opportunities for our families and their youth to explore, discover, and take charge of their Judaism and intellectual curiosity.

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Mirit grew up attending the New Orleans Jewish Day School, participating in Young Judaea and USY, and spending her summers at Camp Ramah Darom. Each of these experiences ignited her passion for Judaism and fostering a sense of belonging amongst others. Mirit moved to New York for school where she earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a B.A. in the Hebrew Bible and Its Interpretations at the Jewish Theological Seminary.  In 2015, she pursued her Master’s in Jewish Education at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS and began working at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires as a Rosh Aidah (Unit Head) and later as their Program Coordinator. As a culture buff, Mirit loves seeing Broadway shows, traveling with family and friends, rooting for the New Orleans Saints, and listening to live music.”