Deborah Sarna is excited to be joining the Temple Shalom staff as Education Coordinator and to be returning to Colorado Springs after a decade of living in Arizona. Deborah has many fond memories of teaching in Temple Shalom’s preschool and religious school and calling Temple Shalom her family’s spiritual home.

In her most recent role Deborah served as Director of Religious Education and Youth Coordinator for a large synagogue just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. Her background as a professional Jewish educator spans 30 years and is characterized by a passion for engaging individuals of all ages, capabilities and backgrounds in fulfilling Jewish experiences wherever they may be in their Jewish journey, with particular attention to the relevance of Judaism in our contemporary world. Having such deep roots here, she is excited and committed to evolving the educational programming opportunities for the Temple Shalom community by blending her experience as a professional Jewish educator with that of her background in elementary education.

Deborah shares her life with her husband Mark and is the proud mom to sons Michael and Daniel, both of whom were part of Temple Shalom’s preschool and religious school programming. Aside from spending time with her family and three rambunctious dogs, Deborah enjoys supporting organizations such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Confetti Foundation, designing corsages, creating fun culinary creations, getting together with friends and kick boxing.

Contact Info:

d s a r n a @ t e m p l e s h a l o m . c o m