KESHER is a community concierge service designed to help families explore Jewish life and community. Whether you are new to the area, looking for fun Shabbat activities with your toddler, shopping for preschools, interested in educational or B'nai Mizvah programs or just looking to meet other Jewish families, we are here to connect you. Sign up for Kesher’s e-newsletter for a monthly listing of everything Jewish for families in and around Marin and the South Peninsula, join us on Facebook for regular updates on events and more, or meet us for coffee so we can learn about you and your family. Our aim is to assist you in adding Jewishness to your lives in ways that work for you - in your home, with friends, within the community. Our service is free and open to all families in the South Peninsula and in Marin.
Kesher is powered by Jewish LearningWorks and supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and the Jim Joseph Foundation.
Meet Our Concierges
Meet Deborah Burg-Schnirman, your Kesher Marin Concierge!
Deborah has dedicated her career to working in Jewish nonprofit management and has worked in the Marin Jewish community for over 20 years. Under her direction, the Early Childhood Education program at the Osher Marin JCC, became the first to achieve national accreditation. She was part of the seven member council that collaborated to create the new Sheva early learning framework to establish a dynamic vision of excellence for JCC preschools across North America. Besides working with Kesher, Deborah is a consultant to Jewish nonprofit organizations and is completing her hours towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Deborah holds a Masters in Social Work and an elementary teaching credential with early childhood emphasis. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Jewish nonprofit management. She brings together these disciplines in her work with Families and the Jewish community.
Deborah enjoys cooking from her organic garden, traveling, reading and hiking. She lives in Petaluma, with her husband and twin sons when they are home from college. She has 4 chickens to carry on her responsibility to preserve the Jewish chicken farmer heritage of her community.