Born in Cleveland, OH, raised in Melbourne, Australia and matured in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jamie comes to Yavneh with a wealth of Jewish communal and educational experience. A graduate of the King David School and former head of education for Netzer Australia, Jamie earned her BA in Journalism and Communications from Monash University in Melbourne, where she minored in Jewish History and Hebrew. She was the Youth and Education Director at Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne’s largest progressive synagogue, from 2004-2008. After moving to Tel Aviv in 2008 with her husband Ilan, Jamie went to work in youth and teen magazines at the Jerusalem Post while also teaching students on year programs for the Jewish Agency and leading shabbat services and seminars for Birthright groups. Her last position in Israel was as marketing communications manager for eTeacher, an online Hebrew academy, before relocating with her young family to San Jose.