Director of Education/Program & Outreach Coordinator


Sarit Katzew serves as Director of Education (runs our Hebrew School program) and Program & Outreach Coordinator here at Havurah.

Sarit Katzew joined Havurah’s leadership team in June 2015 with an extensive and diverse Jewish background. She has previously served as a youth group adviser, led teen trips to Israel and worked for many years at a large Reform congregation, Community Synagogue of Rye, in New York. She has tutored b’nei mitvah students, and taught at all levels, including adult education. Katzew is fluent in Hebrew and holds a high holy day pulpit at a small congregation in Binghamton, N.Y., where she serves as their soloist. Her bachelor’s degree is from Binghamton University where she majored in Creative Writing with a minor in Holocaust Poetry.

Sarit Katzew also brings an extensive background in event planning, catering and food service having worked at Noonie Deli in Middlebury and having her own catering company, Savory & Sweet by Sarit, while living just outside New York City.

She and her husband, Gareth Turo, live in East Middlebury with their three-year-old son.

You can reach Sarit Katzew at