Closter, NJ …July 5, 2007– Diana Yacobi, MAJED, educational director of Temple Emanu-El has been named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Jewish education. While inclusion in Cambridge Who's Who is an honor, only one member in each discipline is named the Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year. The Cambridge Whos Who selection committee hand picks these special Who's Who honorees based on accomplishments, academic achievement, leadership, and service.
Yacobi has an impressive background in Jewish education. As educational director of Temple Emanu-El, she focuses on providing supplementary Jewish education to students. Her areas of expertise include managing curriculum development, school administration, and mentoring teachers. Yacobi also teaches Hebrew reading, and she has spent the past several years focusing attention on that area of curriculum development. She recently founded Sarah and David Interactive, a successful media company specializing in Hebrew reading, writing and language, with her daughter Lily Yacobi, a businesswoman with a fresh concept about how to teach Hebrew.
Yacobi received her masters degree in Jewish education from Jewish Theological Seminary in 1995, and her bachelors degree in social studies from Ramapo College in 1990. She is a member of the Jewish Educators Assembly, The Network for Research in Jewish Education, and the Coalition for Advancement in Jewish Education. Yacobi has served as a presenter at several CAJE conferences, and she is a published author on topics of Jewish education. For more information on Sarah and David Interactive, visit http://www.sarahdavid.com.