Education Staff

Sharon Tash, Director of Education

Sharon Tash has worked in the field of supplementary Jewish education since 1977. Most recently, she served as the Curriculum Specialist at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Maryland.

Sharon is passionate about finding creative and engaging ways for students and families to connect with the richness and variety that is inherent in Jewish culture.

Sharon holds an M.A. in History from Columbia University, a B.A. in English and History from the University of Maryland, College Park, and she was a doctoral student in Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Maryland, College Park. Sharon worked as an historian on the ID Card Project at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and as Upper School Faculty in the Jewish History Department at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland. Sharon also “moonlights” as a Teaching Specialist at the AFI Silver, where she can indulge her love of film and teaching at the same time!

Sharon and her husband Nathan have three grown children. Outside of work Sharon enjoys theatre, films, traveling and reading.

Contact Sharon Tash:
Email: tash@templemicah.org
Phone: 202-342-9175

Lesley Levin, Assistant Director of Education

Lesley Levin has served as the Educator at Temple Micah since June 2017. An alumna of The Ohio State University’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies, Lesley has consistently served in the Jewish communal field since 2007, where she worked for the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Jewish Teen Initiative and Temple Judea of Palm Beach Gardens. In addition to basking in the beautiful Florida weather, Lesley honed her experiential education skills and love of grilled cheese in the Jewish camping world at Camps Airy and Louise. Prior to Temple Micah, Lesley held the position of Jewish Student Life Coordinator at UMBC Hillel.

Contact Lesley Levin:
Email: levin@templemicah.org
Phone: 202-342-9175

Alexina Haefner, Community Coordinator

Alexina Haefner is originally from northern Virginia, but spent half of her high school years in Singapore. She attended the College of William and Mary, where she studied Jewish Studies and Business Analytics and had the pleasure of taking classes with several professors who were Temple Micah members. While in college she served as president of both Hillel and the LGBTQ community, and taught Hebrew school for three years at Temple Beth El. She also worked as a summer intern at Sixth & I and was part of the HUC-JIR Founders’ Fellowship for Jewish student leaders. Outside of work Alexina loves rock climbing, language learning, French musicals, and watching every adaptation of Romeo and Juliet she can (she’s seen twenty).

Contact Alexina Haefner:
Email: alexina.haefner@templemicah.org
Phone: 202-342-9175