Adat Chaverim Staff



Sheila Gardner



Valerie Klein

Religious School Director

Valerie Hoffman Klein is starting her 7th year as religious school director of Adat Chaverim in Plano, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and a minor in early childhood, from Stephen F. Austin State University and is currently earning an Executive Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College. Valerie loves her job and loves being Jewish which are both apparent from the moment you meet her. Joy and learning are infused into each experience at Adat Chaverim religious school and children stay connected to Adat Chaverim until they graduate from high school and beyond. Valerie has vast experience with children and teens of all ages. She lived in Israel for 2 ½ years with her husband David Klein and is the proud mother to 3 girls, 15, 10 and 7.