February 18, 2018 /
In 2008 I joined Temple Beth El with my three children, Gabe, Evan and Abby, and my parents Carol & Bob Levine. I was born and raised in New Jersey. After graduating from Penn State my parents gave me the best graduation present ever and sent me to Israel for two months. After I returned, I worked for a large Advertising Agency in Manhattan for 2 years, then moved to San Francisco and continued to work in advertising for 6 more years. I moved to Southern California for another 6 years where I worked in advertising and sold office equipment for Pitney Bowes. After we moved to Florida, we opened a small martial arts studio, produced 3 holistic health shows at the Harborside Convention Center, and taught energy work to over 1000 students.
My oldest child was born in Southern California and two years later we joined my sister in Florida and convinced my parents to come here too. My younger two children were born in Fort Myers. Both my boys had their Bar Mitzvah’s here and my daughter will have her Bat Mitzvah in March of 2017.
I was VP of Education for eight years and loved every minute of my position. And you know the saying “spend enough time hanging around and they will hire you.” In 2015, I started with 10 hours with Religious school, then added 15 hours in the office and well the rest is history….. Looking forward to seeing everyone at services and at the many, many temple events.
You can reach Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org and 239-433-0018, ext 201.