Rabbi Sandi joined the BETC staff in 2011. She believes that all students, young and older, should have opportunities to study all aspects of Judaism with each other, using creative, accessible and interactive methods that inspire further growth and learning. Sandi feels a Jewish obligation to respond to those in need and affect change in the world with education, hands-on work, fundraising, and advocacy and looks forward to engaging in Tikkun Olam at BETC! Sandi treasures the wisdom in Jewish traditions, worship, holidays, life-cycle events, and rituals and enjoys leading others in learning, celebration, and prayer.
Previously, Rabbi Sandi was the Family Educator and Havurah Coordinator at Temple Sinai in Brookline, MA where she created the curriculum and led family education programs for students in grades kindergarten through seven, and brought groups of families together to get to know each other and enjoy being Jewish together in groups called Havurot. In addition, Rabbi Sandi completed a Chaplaincy Residency program at Hebrew SeniorLife during which she served as a rabbi and chaplain to patients at Children's Hospital and seniors at The Jack Satter House in Revere and Orchard Cove in Canton. Rabbi Sandi continues to serve as the rabbi and interfaith chaplain at The Jack Satter House.
In 2010, Rabbi Sandi was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. While in rabbinical school, she was an intern at Central Synagogue in New York and participated in a thought-provoking and life-changing Rabbinical Student Delegation to Senegal with American Jewish World Service.
Rabbi Sandi grew up in Queens, New York and graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Judaic Studies and Masters in Teaching. Upon graduation, Sandi was a DeLeT (Day School leadership through Teaching) fellow and then taught second and fifth grades at The Rashi School in Newton, MA.
Rabbi Sandi lives with her spouse Stephanie Rotsky, and their son, Ilan, in North Quincy. When she's not at BETC, she can be found kayaking in Vermont, reading John Grisham and Daniel Silva novels, and listening to WBUR.