Yanira Quiñones (she/her) is an experienced religious school director of Jewish education. Currently she is working at the Shames JCC of Tarrytown, as the Director of Jewish Life. She graduated from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, receiving a Master's degree in Jewish Education with a concentration in Congregational Leadership. Yanira also holds an Advanced Certificate in Israel Education from George Washington University and was an iCenter fellow. Her bachelor’s degree in Human Development is from Fordham University.
Yanira has served in a variety of educational contexts. She has taught and directed in congregational religious schools, led family services for both Shabbat and High Holidays, and has worked in Jewish summer camps. She serves as faculty for the URJ’s Introduction to Judaism online program.
Yanira lives in White Plains, New York with her husband and three children, and their dog Gracie.