Dr. Mimi Ferraro, served as Director of Education at Old York Road Temple – Beth Am for twenty years. During that time, Mimi was involved in NESS- Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools, a change initiative for synagogue educational programs and whole synagogue communities. While in that position, she has also worked at Ramah Day Camp as the Tikvah Inclusion specialist and head of services and served on a variety of committees at Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education and Jewish Learning Venture. Mimi has led many workshops for synagogues participating in NESS and for teachers throughout the country. She was an adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Temple University and is currently teaching in the MAEd program at Gratz College. Dr. Ferraro, a Philadelphia native and graduate of Gratz Hebrew High School, was the first person to earn an EdD in Jewish Education from Gratz College. She also holds a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from Gratz College and a Bachelor of Music in music therapy from Temple University. She is now completing rabbinical studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA. Mimi Lives in Cheltenham with her husband, Stephe, and their 4 children, Jocelyn, Ally, Ben and Erica.