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Debra BelandDebra Beland
Director of Education and Youth Activities

Debra is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she worked in Jewish education during college as a teacher at the Jewish Community of Amherst. After moving to Virginia, Debra taught religious school at Temple Micah of Washington, D.C., on the weekends while working full time as an assistant editor at the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Debra subsequently became Temple Micah’s Education and Youth Activities Director, filling that position for seven years. In 2007, Debra joined the staff of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, where she served as Director of School-Age Programs and Informal Jewish Education. Her work at the JCCNV included serving as Director of the Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) program and Director of Camp Achva.


Susanne Oshry
Education Committee Chair