Director of Congregational Learning

Sharon Diamondstein was born in Israel and moved to the United States at the age of three. Sharon grew up in Millburn, New Jersey, with her parents, Michele Franck and Israeli singer Shabi Katzir, and her sister, Daniella. She received her religious education at Congregation B’nai Israel, where she always enjoyed actively participating in t’fillah (prayer) and music.

Morah Sharon comes to the Jewish Center of Princeton as Director of Congregational Learning after more than 14 years in Jewish and public and private education. She has taught at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick and at Congregation Kehilat Shalom in Belle Mead. Also, Sharon taught at Yeshiva at the Jersey Shore in Ocean Township and at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield, NJ. Through her experiences in the various branches of Judaism, she has found there are unifying threads and what unites us is stronger than what divides us.

Sharon seeks to find Torah in the every-day world around her, and can often be heard saying, “there is Torah in this.” Driven by a strong call to help others connect to Judaism, Sharon has always had a passion for supplemental education. She loves bringing Jewish values to life and showing others the world through a Jewish lens. Sharon will tell you that she is “living her dream,” instilling both love and the meaning of Judaism in others.

An avid Disney fan, Sharon has an extensive collection of Disney Tsum Tsum figures in her office. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Disney movies, cooking, and spending time with close friends and family.

Sharon currently lives in North Brunswick with her husband Marc, and her two sons, Eric and Jason, who are both very excited to begin their learning at the Jewish Center.

Send an e-mail to Sharon or call Sharon at 609-921-0100, ext. 220.

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