ADRIAN A. DURLESTER, M.T.S.
1141 Deerfield Rd, Apt. 2A E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deerfield, IL 60015-4136 Website: www.durlester.com
(347) 762-0223 or (703) 898-7206
Jewish Education-Lifelong Learning Director/ Music Educator/ Theatrical Generalist
Feb 2013-present B’nai Mitzvah Tutor, B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL
Oct 2012-present Early Childhood Music Specialist, JCC of Chicago (Various Locations)
July 2012-present B’nai Mitzvah Tutor, Beth Emet-the Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL.
June-Aug 2012 T’filah and Shira Specialist , Ramah Day Camp, Wheeling, IL.
Aug 2011-July 2012 Lower School Music Teacher , A.J. Heschel School, New York, NY.
Sep 2011-Mar 2012 Religious School Music Teacher, Temple Israel, New Rochelle, NY.
June-Aug 2011 Jewish Music Specialist , 92nd St. Y Camp Yomi Day Camp, New York, NY.
2001-present Freelance Editor, Teacher, Tutor, Presenter, Consultant, Musician, Performer
Jan-April 2011 Substitute Religious School Music Specialist & Family Service Music Leader Society for the Advancement of Judaism, New York, NY.
June-August 2010 Media Specialist , Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute Camp, Oconomowoc, WI.
2008-2010 Religious School Teacher, Bnai Mitzvah Tutor, Music Specialist, Jewish Community of Amherst, Amherst, MA.
Temporary Acting Religious School Principal (spring 2010)
2008-2009 Director of Youth & Family Ed ,Congregation B’nai Israel, Northampton, MA.
2003-2008 Director of Education & Congregational Life. Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Bethesda, MD. Also Music and Choir, IT support
2001-2003 Director of Education, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, VA. (URJ affiliated) Also music and choir, IT support
2002-2008 Instructor, Grades 8-10, Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria, VA (USCJ affiliated) Also Co-Director, Shir Tze’ir/Hazamir Teen Choir
1997-2007 Torah Aura Productions, Los Angeles, CA. Editor, C.Ha and Bim Bam
2000-2001 Teacher of Judaics & Hebrew (Grades 1,2) Music (whole school)
Akiva School, Nashville, TN
1998-2001 Director of Music, Religious School Teacher, Web Maven , Congregation Micah, Brentwood, TN. (URJ affiliated)
June-August 1998 Media Specialist , Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute Camp, Oconomowoc, WI.
June-August 1997 Media Specialist , Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute Camp, Oconomowoc, WI.
1990-1998 Director of Education and Music,Temple Beth El, Fargo, ND. (URJ affiliated)
1988-1998 Production Manager , Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
1981- 1988 Resident Stage Manager/Technical Director, Beickman Performing Arts Center, Concord Community Schools, Elkhart, IN.
Master of Theological Studies,
Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division (1969-1973)
The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division (1960-1969)
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Hava Nashira Jewish Songleading Workshop, OSRUI,
Instructor, Introduction to Judaism Course,Mid Atlantic Council of the URJ (2004-2005)
Grades 5 & 7, The Temple-Ohabai Sholom (URJ),
Gordon Jewish Community Center
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ; Guild of Temple Musicians; National Association of Temple Educators; Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (1992-2009)
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (1974-1998)
COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Jewish Folk Arts Festival of Greater Washington Organizing Committee (2002-2006)
350 Years of Jewish Music in
Cultural Arts Committee, Gordon Jewish Community Center,
Panelist, Grants Program Selection Committee,
REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST