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Caryn Resnick

Director of Communal Life and Learning

Caryn Resnick is a devoted Jewish educator and leader who finds joy in working with children and seeing them become proud Jewish adults and dedicated community members. Her commitment to creative programming and outreach has helped to make Temple Beth El a place for people of all ages to socialize, learn together, find comfort , perform mitzvot, and develop a sense of community . Caryn’s new role as the Director of Communal Life and Learning includes the facilitation of family education experiences for families with children of all ages, Shabbat and holiday programs for the congregation, social gatherings and adult education programs.


From its beginning in 1995 to 2022, Caryn served as the Director of Education of the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center at Temple Beth El , including leadership of the religious school, family education, adult education and youth group programs. Her goal was to create a hands-on cooperative learning environment that challenges individuals of all ages to develop their Jewish identities, and she is proud to have achieved that goal and made a difference in the lives of many congregants over the years.


She received  her degree in Education from Boston University and has done graduate work at Springfield College, American International College and Hebrew College. Caryn is a graduate of the Sulamot Family Education Initiative and is a certified Jewish Family Educator. She has worked as a teacher in the Wilbraham public schools, the Enfield public schools, Heritage Academy , and as an instructor at Springfield College School of Education. She was a recipient of the Teacher of Excellence Award from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and has won four Solomon Schechter Awards for her outstanding synagogue education programs. Her innovative programs have included Shabbatonim , retreats, resource space for children with special learning styles, mentor -in -training programs, and teen trips to Israel.


Caryn was raised in Western Massachusetts, where she participated in Jewish youth groups and summer camps, and where she and her parents were very active in the Conservative Jewish community. This was the foundation for her passion for Jewish education, which she demonstrates at Temple Beth El through her creative programs and dynamic teaching style. Caryn has two sons- David [ of blessed memory] and Jason. She greatly enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Michael, Cameron and Stella