Bess Adler

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Bess Adler is director of the Better Together Program of Legacy Heritage Fund and director of the New York Teen Initiative at the Jewish Education Project. Bess previously worked in the Hebrew high school field, as director and principal of the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies and before that, director and principal of the Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School of the Jewish Theological Seminary. She served on the board of the National Hebrew High School Organization (formerly NAACCHHS, now JTeen) for many years, two of them as President. Bess served as a lone soldier in the IDF and studied for her undergraduate degree and teaching certificate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. When she moved back to the States, she earned a master's degree and completed coursework towards a doctorate in Jewish Education at the William Davidson Graduate School of The Jewish Theological Seminary.