Greater DC Cohort
Sara Winkelman, MSW, is the Director of Community Engagement for Florence Melton Adult School of Jewish Learning and Program Director for the Student-to-Student Initiative of the Jewish Community Relations Council. Sara recently moved to the Washington DC area with her family and husband, Rabbi Hyim Shafner, for his new role as Rabbi at Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown. Previously, Sara was the Director of Nishmah, The St. Louis Jewish Women’s Project, a Department of the Jewish Community Center in St. Louis. Sara has served in a variety of capacities in the Jewish community in St. Louis, Boston, and Mumbai India. She is recognized as a community builder and has a long track record of developing strong relationships, building motivation and ability to understand multiple perspectives, and bringing people together in creative, meaningful and innovative ways.
Common programs we bring to campuses and communities.
Building a field of skilled practitioners.
Teaching leaders to build a culture of dialogue and deliberation for their constituents.
Bridging American divides.