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Meet the New Executive Director of Friedman CJE

Introducing Dr. Penny Beers, new Executive Director of Federation's partner agency the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education.

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Image by Tom Tracy Photo

Dr. Beers is a current member of Friedman CJE's board of directors, and has held many significant leadership roles on boards throughout the Palm Beaches for many years. She spent decades as a public school classroom teacher in New Jersey, Ohio, and in Palm Beach County, where she later became a school district administrator. For the last 14 years she has worked for nationally-known textbook companies as a sales and implementation consultant.


“Dr. Beers’ lengthy experience as a classroom teacher, administrator and consultant, as well as her familiarity with the educational needs in the Jewish community of the Greater Palm Beaches, make her uniquely suited to serve as our new executive director,” says Cynnie S. List, president of Friedman CJE.


“My professional life has been dedicated to the field of education, and that has given me great perspective on what our agency can do to strengthen the remarkable work the CJE has been doing in our community for 25 years in enhancing Jewish life and education,” says Dr. Beers.

Through Friedman CJE's programs for professional development, education for people with disabilities, strengthening Jewish family life, and engaging Boomers and active adults in Jewish life – Federation and Friedman CJE join together to provide powerful and immersive Jewish educational experiences in our community.

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Left Image by Bebe Novick-Brodigan; Right by Tom Tracy Photo

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Images by Tom Tracy Photo


Learn more about the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education at cjepb.org or call (561) 640-0700.

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