In addition to a teaching career and certification as a Reading Specialist, I have also worked as a tutor for individuals and small groups who expressed an interest in learning Hebrew or advancing their current skills. I have worked with students of varying ages and a range of learning abilities and styles. My specialty has always been to focus in on the particular learning style of a student and adapt the lesson to ensure success. I have found this to be the most effective means of teaching and students have always appreciated the extra concern and attention given to their individual needs and styles.
Tutoring Hebrew is one of my preferred modes of instruction, not only in format but also in content. I enjoy the setting which allows for supervised and careful instruction as well as close monitoring of progress. It is also conducive to ensuring that basic skills are learned and mastered before progressing to more complex concepts in the language.
Nov., 2011-March, 2013 Congregation Kehillah Scottsdale, AZ
Executive Director/Administrative Assistant
Oversee and direct all areas of synagogue functions and operation from an administrative perspective.
Writing, preparation and sending of weekly on-line newsletter; maintenance and updating of website.
Work with volunteer committees and Board to ensure effective functioning and programming.
Sept., 2011-June, 2012 Pardes Jewish Day School Phoenix, AZ
Planned and implemented Hebrew curriculum for grades 4, 5 and 8 using established sources and supplementing with additional materials.
Participated in curriculum design and mapping of Hebrew curriculum for grades K-8.
Submitted report cards on progress of students; administered tests and exams; reported to parents at regular intervals.
Sept., 2004-June 2011 Solomon Schechter School White Plains, NY
Kindergarten Judaic Studies/Hebrew Teacher
Developed and taught Judaic Studies curriculum incorporating Hebrew reading readiness skills, conversational Hebrew skills, prayer, Bible and holidays.
July, 1993-June, 1999 Jewish Community Center on the Hudson Tarrytown, NY
Established Nursery School curriculum for start-up of new school and guided school through growth from 35 students to a student body of 80 children.
Supervised teachers with particular emphasis on enriching Judaic curriculum and resources.
Developed a dynamic parents’ Nursery Committee.
Barnard College, Teachers College Columbia University New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology,
Masters’ Degree in Elementary Education
Board of Jewish Education Certification as Jewish Family Educator; additional certification as Director of Jewish Early Childhood Center.
Permanent New York State Teaching and Reading Specialist Certification.
Post Graduate Course Work
Jewish Theological Seminary and Avi Chai Foundation-Participant in Hebrew immersion program (July 2009)
Training in teaching conversation Hebrew program for young children (July 2008)
Fordham University-12 post-graduate credits in Counseling and Special Education (July 1996)
Windward School-Training in Orton-Gillingham Method of Reading Instruction (July 2001)
Other Areas of Proficiency
Knowledge of Hebrew; proficient in use of Davka word processing software.
Design and implementation of highly individualized remedial programs for special education students in Hebrew skills.
Creation of monthly experiential family learning programs in the field of Jewish education.
Design of curriculum materials in various areas of Jewish heritage and culture.
Hospice of the Valley training.
Expertise in vegetarian cooking and nutrition.
Competition level and marathon racewalker.
Creator of Morah Ora educational products.
Presenter of workshops in dance and Hebrew at educational conferences.
Founding member of monthly women’s Jewish study group.
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