Teaching Experience

  • 2006 - Present, Congregational Educator
    Temple Aliyah, Needham, MA (2013-Present)
    B'nei Mitzvah & Darshan Tutor,
    Classroom Cantillation Teacher,
    Special Needs & Enrichment Hebrew Teacher
    Beth El Temple Center, Belmont, MA (2012-2015)
    Special Needs Hebrew Tutor
    Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA (2006-2013)
    Special Needs B'nei Mitzvah Tutor, Classroom Hebrew Teacher
    Temple Emanuel, Marlborough, MA (2012-2013)
    B'nei Mitzvah Tutor
    Congregation B'nai Torah, Sudbury, MA (2010-2013)
    B'nei Mitzvah Tutor
    Congregation Beth Sholom, Framingham, MA (2011-2012)
    Adult B'not Mitzvah Classrooom Teacher for 13 women (ages 40-80)
    + Created a personal web-site for each student from cantor-supplied or personal recordings to aid students with studying.
    Click here for sample.
    + Created specially formatted easier-to-read prayers, blessings, and biblical readings.
    + Helped students prepare Divrei Torah.
    + Remediate Hebrew reading skills for students with learning differences.
    + Taught novice cantillation skills with Keshet Te'amim flash cards.
  • 2000 - Present, Private Jewish Educator
    + Provide Hebrew reading and B'nei Mitzvah skill support to individuals with special needs (autism, developmental delays, dyslexia, ADHD, specific learning disabilities).
  • 2010, Fall Semester, Teacher's Assistant, Hebrew College, Newton, MA
    + Ran Chanting Skills Lab for Dr. Joshua Jacobson's class in Cantillation Theory and Torah Chant.
  • 2004-2009, Special Needs B'nei Mitzvah Tutor,
    Gateways-Access To Jewish Education, Newton, MA
    + Tutored behaviorally and educationally challenged students.
    + Conducted weekly in-class Torah service (2006-2007).
    + Created new transliterations and updated all Gateways Siddurim (2006).
    + Helped re-design a specialized set of flash cards designed by Marion Green to assist new Hebrew readers, especially those with developmental and learning differences.