Dr. Julie Lieber is a Jewish educator with many years of experience in both academic and community-based settings. After receiving her PhD in European history with a focus on Jewish women, gender and sexuality, Julie moved to Colorado, where she was a professor of Jewish Studies and European History. Following many fulfilling years in academia, Julie’s professional focus for the past ten years has been Jewish Engagement and Education. She currently serves as the Chief Jewish Life and Engagement Officer at JEWISHcolorado, overseeing a staff implementing an array of programs ranging from PJ library to Israel Engagement. Prior to this role, Julie served as the director of the Pardes-Kevah Teaching Fellowship, training Rabbis and educators in the pedagogy of conversational adult education as well as the Director of Education at Kevah, a Bay Area organization that supported a network of grassroots, customized adult Jewish learning circles. Julie has taught for the Wexner Heritage Program, the Melton program, the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education and is a frequent guest lecturer throughout the Denver Jewish community and beyond. Previously, Julie lived on the East Coast where she was a founding board member of the partnership minyan Darkhei Noam and studied and taught classes at the Drisha Institute for Women.