Director of Congregational Learning
Director of Education, Binah B'emet
Samara Katz came to Temple Emeth in 2009 from Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough, where she spent the past 13 years as director of its religious school, which she established. Prior to that, she was the director of Judaic Studies at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Worcester. She has also taught at synagogue religious schools in Holliston, Wayland, and Worcester.
An accomplished adult and family educator, Samara has designed curricula and organized creative workshops on many aspects of Judaic studies. She grew up in South Africa, where she received undergraduate degrees in languages and Hebrew and Judaic Studies. She earned a Master’s Degree in Communication Arts from the University of Memphis in Tennessee.