Sharon Silber was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Living most of her life in a small Jewish community has led her to become more interested in learning about her culture and religion. Due to the very limited Jewish education in Puerto Rico, Sharon went to the American Hebrew Academy in North Carolina for tenth grade. That opportunity opened her eyes up to the different branches of Judaism and Zionism that exist in the Jewish community. Through this growing experience, she also developed her own Jewish identity.
After moving to West Bloomfield, Michigan in 2006, Sharon became a Diller Teen Fellow, where she learned about the Federations and the impact they have on the Jewish world, which ultimately led her to going to Israel for the first time. Sharon has continued to be inspired and driven to create meaningful change in the Jewish community since then. She participated in the WUJS Masa program and Israel 2.0, studied in Neve Yerushalaim, and worked as a Taglit Israel outdoors staff in 2014.
After moving to Miami, Sharon was awarded even greater leadership roles in the Jewish community. She has served on the alumni board of Masa for the past two years and Kspace board for four years. Sharon also participated in the Leadership Development Institute at the Jewish Federations.
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