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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.
Education Committee Chair
Anne Epstein and her family have been members of Olam Tikvah for over 10 years and she has three children who have attended the religious school. She has been an active participant of the OTRS committee for 3 years. If you would like to contact Ann regarding participation in the religious school committee or other religious school matters, her email address is
Adina divides her time between the Religious School and the Main Office.