Judy Mars Kupchan
CEO, Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Corp.
Before becoming the CEO in 2012, Judy was Director of the North American Division for several years and served the international Melton School in various leadership positions since 1994. She began her long tenure with Melton as the founding director of the BJE Chicago Melton School , where she launched the Melton School for Educators and co-authored the Teacher Enrichment Program curriculum with Betsy Katz. She remains on the faculty of the BJE Chicago school, where she has taught Rhythms and Ethics. Judy holds an MA in Jewish Education and Contemporary Jewish Studies from Brandeis University. She is an alumna of the Senior Educators Program of the Hebrew University, and Mandel Foundation’s Teacher Educator Institute. She has worked in teacher education since 1974 and was the founding director of the Center for Jewish Teacher Education in Chicago and the Teacher Center and Isaac Franck Jewish Public Library in Washington, D.C. Judy was a recipient of the Kohl International Teaching Award. Judy and her husband Marshall live in Skokie, IL.