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URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy’s Jo-Ellen Unger is First Camp Director to Receive Prestigious ARJE Distinguished Educator Honor

Contact: Lauren Theodore,, 212-650-4154

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) proudly announces that Jo-Ellen Unger, RJE, has been named a 2020 Distinguished Educator by the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE). Unger, the founding director of the URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, is the first camp director to receive this recognition.