Chris Barash is PJ Library’s Director of Acquisitions and chair of the Book Selection Committee. Before her work at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Chris taught various elementary grades in Jewish day schools for 25 years and was head of school at Sinai Academy of the Berkshires, a Jewish day school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Chris also enjoys writing, with 18 of her Jewish-themed children’s books having been published to date. She holds a BA in Russian literature and history. Chris lives in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.