Carl Shulman is the new Youth & Family Engagement coordinator at Temple Beth-El, in Providence. Shulman spent the last five years at Temple Etz Chaim in Franklin, Massachusetts, as their Senior Youth Engagement advisor working with teens, parents and clergy to implement short- and long-term goals for youth leadership and institutional organization. He was also the Haverim Coordinator, creating experiential programming using cooking, the arts, the environment and the media through a Jewish lens for teens from Etz Chaim and Temple Beth Torah, a Conservative synagogue in Holliston, Massachusetts.
In 2018, Shulman joined the staff at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, Massachusetts, as a Jewish Learning Guide where he worked on curriculum development, worship planning, service projects, outreach programs and retreats.
When not in the synagogue, you will find Shulman on Lake Baboosic in Amherst, New Hampshire, where he has been the Waterfront Director for Camp Young Judaea for almost a decade.
Shulman said he loves Jewish education because he “grew up in a community that valued it, went to a Jewish summer camp that lived it and now it is my turn to create the framework and foundation to help grow a generation of cultural producers, not just cultural consumers.”