Director of Education and Community Engagement

Ruth Szykman 

Ruth Szykman

Ruth Szykman joined Kol Shalom in July 2014 after teaching in congregational education settings in the DC area since 1996.
Her main focus areas included Holocaust Studies and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation. In 2012, she completed her Masters in Jewish Education from Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University.  She graduated with a BA in 1992 from SUNY Buffalo, where she studied Biblical Archaeology.   Ruth is a member of the Jewish Educators Assembly and the Education Directors Council of Greater Washington. She grew up in New York City where she still has lots of family.  
Ruth currently lives in Rockville with her 18 year old daughter, Anna, and her pet tarantula, Harry.