Director of Engagement
For the last 10 years, Kimberly Birbrower has been working as an entrepreneur at her very own Big Picture Educational Consulting. Prior to founding Big Picture Ed, Kim was the first Director of Education at Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. There, she was responsible for the conception, development, implementation, and assessment of the Foundation's global educational outreach programs. Kim also served as the national Assistant Director of Educational Policy and Programs at the Anti-Defamation League, writing and adapting material to align with national standards, current pedagogic initiatives, and international needs. Kim has her permanent teaching certification from New York State, and prior to her position at the ADL taught in both public and private schools throughout New York City. She is a graduate of Boston University and New York University, and studied at Columbia University and Oxford University. In 1999, Kim received an Advanced Placement teaching grant from the Mellon Foundation, and was honored with the Anne Frank Center's Spirit of Anne Frank Award in 2000. Kim grew up in a family that was very active in their temple community, and has always seen the synagogue as the center of her spiritual village. Perhaps most importantly, she is mom to Helena, Phoebe, and Isaac, who can often be found at Temple Judea, and is passionate about living her life and raising her children with a strong Jewish identity and as active members of a thriving Jewish community.