Caren Levine has extensive experience working in the Jewish community. Caren is an independent Jewish educator and rabbi. Her work includes project-based consulting, Jewish education, educational technology, online learning and professional development. Other interests include independent Jewish education, emerging sacred communities and communities of practice. Caren has been an adjunct instructor in the Hebrew College Pardes Education MA Program. She worked as Director of the Learning Network at Darim Online, providing professional development and coaching to Jewish educators and communal professionals. Caren served as Associate Vice President of Media and Technology at JESNA and administered networks on educational technology, early childhood education, special needs education and educational resource-media centers.
Caren has a deep love of learning. She earned an MA in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary with a concentration in Jewish education and completed course work toward a doctorate in educational technology at Teachers College, Columbia University under a Wexner Graduate Fellowship. Caren was ordained a rabbi by the Academy for Jewish Religion, NY. Her senior thesis explored emerging sacred communities on the North American Jewish landscape. The study sheds light on social and spiritual dynamics found in these models and articulates newly emphasized roles and skills for religious lay and professional leadership in sacred communities that are becoming more relationship-based, networked, and connected.
Caren is excited to be a part Areyvut. She is also a long-time volunteer reading buddy with Bergen Reads. Caren can often be found hanging out at small airports.