Congregation Sinai is excited to welcome Brian Avner as our Director of Youth Education. Brian holds a Masters in Jewish Education and a Masters in Jewish Non Profit Management from Hebrew Union College. He served as an Assistant Director of Education at Kehillat Israel, a synagogue in Los Angeles, with a focus on Experiential Education, and recently moved to Milwaukee where he has been teaching Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School. Brian also has close ties to OSRUI having attended for 14 summers as a camper and counselor, and he will be returning this summer as faculty.
Brian is originally from Chicago and is a graduate of UW-Madison. When not working, he enjoys riding his bike, watching the Cubs, and playing basketball. He lives in Fox Point with his wife Sami and their two sons, Eyal and Noam.