Sigal Gavish

Regional Director, Seattle

Sigal Gavish was born in Petah-Tikva, Israel and moved to America at the age of seven. As a proud Israeli-American, Sigal began her career over 30 years ago as a Performing Arts Director and Israeli Dance Instructor and choreographer. For over a decade of her career she has taught both Jewish Studies and General studies to students from K-10th, and was a DeLet Mentor (Day School Leadership through Training) for teachers for both Hebrew Union College and Brandeis University.

Sigal was a primary writer of emerging interdisciplinary Israel curriculum through the BASIS program of the Jim Joseph Foundation, and has developed both the scope and sequence as well as curriculum for Jewish Studies in multiple schools. She studied at Lesley University with a focus on Creative Arts in Human Development and was the 2011 Helen Diller Award Winner for Excellence in Jewish Education.

Sigal has lived in multiple states and moved to the Seattle area in 2016 with her husband. Sigal’s passion for working with Jewish communities has guided her entire career.  She believes that one way to honor her proud heritage is by giving back and connecting others to their Jewish community and Israel. Sigal has a zest for life and is a positive force, she loves to sing, cook, and travel and especially enjoys time in nature, hiking and kayaking. Mostly, Sigal loves to spend time with her family and friends.