Avital Ostfield

Director of Education

Avital Ostfield is a tenured and enthusiastic Jewish educator we’re proud to welcome to Temple Sinai in the fall of 2018. She most recently served as the Director of Religious Education at Congregation B’nai Amoona in St. Louis. She graduated from University of Michigan School of Social Work with a joint masters degree in Social Work and Jewish Communal Leadership in 2014. Avital has also served as Director of Congregational Services at Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor, MI. She was raised in the Minneapolis area attending synagogue weekly, studying at a Jewish day school, and being a “lifer” at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. These communities built and strengthened her Jewish identity and her love for Jewish education. Recently engaged, Avital and her fiancé Jordan will marry in January 2019. They are both excited to make a new Jewish home together, and thrilled to join the Temple Sinai community!