Kesher is a community concierge service designed to help families with young children explore Jewish life and community. Sign up for Kesher’s e-newsletter for a monthly listing of everything Jewish for families in Marin and the South Peninsula, like us on Facebook for daily updates and events, or meet us for coffee so we can learn about you and your family. Our aim is to assist you in adding Jewishness to your lives in ways that work for you - in your home, with friends, within the community. Our service is free and open to all families in the South Peninsula and now in Marin!
If you or anyone you know is a parent of young children, we are here to help you find a Jewish connection that works for you.
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Meet your Concierges
KESHER SOUTH PENINSULA
Meet Ronit Sharir, your Kesher Concierge in the South Peninsula! Originally from Israel, Ronit and her family lived for many years in the Seattle area and in 2012 moved to the South Peninsula. Ronit holds a B.A. in Sociology and South East Asia studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MA in Labor Studies from Tel Aviv University and an MA in Managerial Leadership from City University Seattle WA. Ronit has strong background in organizational consulting, group facilitation and coaching in the business world, as well as in the Non-Profit world. Ronit is an active board member of MaagalimICC@OFJCC and a dedicated volunteer in various other Israeli/Jewish community activities. For many years Ronit held various positions in CISV.org, an International non-profit educational organization that promotes global citizenship and friendship for children and youth.
Ronit lives in Sunnyvale, she is married, has three children, and three large fury dogs. Ronit is a natural networker who loves to meet and get to know new people and help them connect to one another. In her free time, she enjoys reading, pilates, mix media art and traveling to new exotic places.
Meet Deborah, your Kesher Marin Concierge! Deborah has dedicated her career to working in Jewish early childhood education and nonprofit management. Under her direction, the Early Childhood Education program at the Osher Marin JCC, became the first school to achieve national accreditation. She was a member of the JCC Association Continental Early Childhood Director’s Advisory Council and collaborated to create the new Sheva early learning framework to establish a dynamic vision of excellence for JCC preschools across North America. She led the creation a national conference bringing together ECE luminaries to synthesize best practices in the field in a process steeped in Jewish values.
Deborah holds a Masters in Social Work and an elementary teaching credential with early childhood emphasis. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Jewish nonprofit management.
Deborah enjoys cooking from her organic garden, traveling, reading and hiking. She lives in Petaluma, with her husband and 18 year old twin sons and has 4 chickens to carry on her responsibility to preserve the Jewish chicken farmer heritage of her community.