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 Educational Staff

Sandra Borowsky - Educational Director

Sandra Borowsky, our Educational Director, has lived in Rockland County since 1981. She has been a pre-school, formal, and informal Jewish educator in a variety of educational settings including local synagogues and the JCC-Y. Previous to becoming the Orangetown Jewish Center’s Educational Director, in 2002, Sandra was the Principal of Pelham Manor Jewish Center in Westchester County for three years.

Sandra was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, in a home imbued with the love of Judaism and observance. Eager to experience life in Israel, she lived on Kibbutz Hatzerim, in Beersheva, between her senior year of high school and college.

Sandra received her B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her M.S. Education from Long Island University. She is a New York State licensed Elementary and Special Education teacher for grades K-12. See more.

E-mail Sandra Borowsky

845-359-5920 ext. 110


Sharon Rappaport - Youth Director

Sharon Rappaport is a native of Rockland County. She grew up in Nanuet, NY, went off to Tel Aviv University, as well as George Washington University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 1986.

While working in a family business, Sharon realized that her love of children and Judaism needed to be addressed directly. She began teaching at Beth Am Temple in their Confirmation Program while returning to graduate school at night. In 1997, Sharon graduated Iona College with a Masters in Teaching (Elementary Ed) and began teaching in the Rockland County public schools.

Sharon worked at Beth Am Temple in Pearl River and at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, NJ from 1991-2006 as Youth Director, Confirmation Coordinator and Religious School teacher. See more.

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