Terry waslow, Executive Chair

Terry Waslow was raised in a secular Jewish home. She became an active participant in the Jewish secular community in the mid 1990s when she enrolled her children in the Jewish Children’s Folkshul.  She began attending the annual CSJO conferences in 2000 and has attended regularly since. Terry was a board member of Folkshul and CSJO.  She spent 4 years as the Chair of CSJO before becoming the Executive Director.

Terry has her Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on nonprofits and her undergraduate degree is in Human Services/Counseling.  She has worked for over 25 years with individuals and families impacted by physical, intellectualand or economic challenges to build fully inclusive communities.


Adam Beardsley, Vice Chair

Adam has been going to CSJO Conferences since 2008. He started on the board as Teen Representative to the Board, and was the Young Adult Representative to the Board before being elected co-Vice Chair. He attended Jewish Children's Folkshul in Philadelphia. He now lives in Washington, DC, where he is trying to get into political work.



Samara Cogan, Recording Secretary

Samara grew up in the Jewish Children's Folkshul of Philadelphia, and began attending CSJO conferences when she was fourteen years old. Her younger sister Zoe began attending the conference soon after, and they ran several workshops together. After a decade of attending conferences, Samara was elected by her peers to serve as the Youth Representative to the Executive Committee of CSJO. After the two year term of her youth position was over, she was elected to the board position of Recording Secretary. Samara, an associate member of CSJO, currently lives in Elkins Park, PA with her mother and her dog, Cooper.


Jordan Shuster, Youth representative to executive committee

Jordan Shuster is proud to continue representing the CSJO Youth in her second year as the Youth Representative to the Executive Committee. She has been attending CSJO conferences since 2010 and is a graduate of the Jewish Children's Folkshul in Philadelphia, PA. Jordi will graduate from Drexel University in June 2018 with B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering, and she plans to transition into a career as an engineering librarian. She is also currently an executive board member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional sorority for women in STEM fields. Jordi can be found reading, rock climbing, singing, and petting dogs in her spare time.