Education Department Assistant
Wendy Adair is a native of Arizona who grew up in Phoenix belonging to Temple Beth Israel growing up. Prior to her employment at Beth El, she retired from a career in Law Enforcement as a Parole and Probation Officer having worked in both the Arizona State Corrections department and then in Lane County Oregon’s Corrections Department. She has worked in women’s prisons, men’s prisons, and in community corrections.
After returning to Phoenix (from Eugene, Oregon) following her retirement, Wendy decided to join Beth El Congregation to be with her family who was already members. It was here at Beth El that she found a comforting and spiritual home. In 2005, Wendy joined the Beth El Staff as an Administrative Assistant of the Education Department. Working at Beth El strengthens her connection to Judaism, and she learns a lot from her colleagues as well as from the entire Beth El Community. Being a part of the Talmud Torah Community is one of the highlights of her day-to-day living as she states, “I feel so fortunate to work at a place that I love being a part of!”
Wendy passes on her love of Judaism and learning to her beloved grandchildren. She and her family just celebrated her fourth grandson becoming a Bar Mitzvah! Also this summer, she had the pleasure of seeing off her three grandsons and one granddaughter at the airport for a 4-week Jewish Summer Camp experience at Camp Ramah in Ojai, California.