Steve Kerbel

Steve Kerbel is an independent education consultant in the Greater Washington, DC area, and has been involved in formal and informal Jewish education, youth group, camp, day school and congregational school for the last 30 years. Steve writes curriculum and provides in-person and online teacher training. Steve is currently an adjunct faculty member for the Center for Israel Education at Emory University and for Gratz College. Steve served as Director of Education for Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland. Before this, he served as the inaugural Retreat Director of Capital Camps & Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA. Prior to working at Capital Camps, Steve was Director of Education of Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase for seven years. Steve has also been a full-time faculty member at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville and an educational consultant to the Seaboard Region of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and USY.


In what seems like a different lifetime, Steve earned a law degree and was in the private practice of law for eight years. Steve’s avocations include facilitating wine tastings featuring Israeli wines and teaching about the geography of diversity of Israel through its wines and wine makers.