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Alex Rubin

Shevet Achim Leader, Youth Group Advisor

 

This is my third year teaching at KI. This year I will the Shevet Achim Leader and working with the youth groups. When I am not at KI I like to play ultimate Frisbee and eat soft pretzels!

Andrew Paskil
Hebrew Tutor

This is my first year teaching at KI and I am very excited to get started with all of you amazing students! I am a musical theatre nerd pursuing an acting and singing career in New York City, I split my time between the city and Southern California during the year. In my spare time I also like to golf, play piano, and play video games. I have been a Hebrew school teacher and camp director on and off for 10 years.

Ariella Beitler

Sixth Grade Teacher

 

This is my third year teaching at KI. This year I will be teaching 6th grade. In my spare time I love traveling. I am really excited to teach this curriculum again to a new group of students.

           

 

Brooke Botwinick

OJE Teacher, Rosh Hodesh Leader

 

This is my fourth year working at KI and I will be leading Rosh Hodesh groups. In my spare time I love to bake, make jewelry, and practice yoga.

Camille Jackson
Hebrew Tutor

This is my sixth year teaching at KI and I am a Hebrew tutor. In my spare time I enjoy reading and hiking and spending time with my kids. I am looking forward to the opportunity to excite students about learning Hebrew.

Daniella Wodnicki

KITT Leader

 

This is my second year teaching at KI and I will be leading a KITT group. In my spare time I love to paint, craft, and explore the outdoors.

 

                    

Debbie Dreiman

First Grade Teacher, Hebrew Tutor

 

This is my seventh year teaching at KI. I am so excited to teach first grade this year. When I am not at KI I love to be with my family cooking and going on vacations. I can’t wait to meet all of my new students this year.

Elana Rabishaw
OJE Leader, 7th Grade Teacher

I will be the HUC intern overseeing OJE and teaching 7th grade. In my spare time, I like driving down to the ocean and appreciating living in the Southern California sunshine. I am looking forward to a great year exploring, learning, and teaching both on and off-site at KI!

Elenna King

Fifth Grade Teacher, KITT Leader

This is my tenth year working at KI and this year I will be teaching fifth grade and running a KITT group. If I had a superpower I would choose to fly so I can travel to more places faster.

 

Gili Beeri

Fourth Grade Teacher, Hebrew Tutor

 

This is my fifteenth year working at KI and this year I am a Hebrew tutor and will be teaching 4th grade. When I am not at KI I love spending time with my three kids especially when they are all being nice to each other!

Haley Ginsberg
OJE Teacher

This is my first year at KI and I am so excited to be an OJE teacher! In my spare time I like to be in nature so I am looking forward to hanging out with kids outdoors at OJE!

Hannah Hochberg-Miller

Seventh Grade Teacher

 

This is my second year teaching at KI and I will be teaching 7th grade. In my free time I love to cook and bake. I also work for KI as the B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator! I am so excited for a great year!

Ilana Rabin

OJE Teacher, Hebrew Tutor

           

 

Jandira Raphael

Kindergarten Teacher

 

This is my seventh year teaching Kindergarten at KI. When I am not at KI I love spending time with my family and all my pets. I am looking forward to having a great year with everyone!

Jeffrey Baldinger
Hebrew Tutor

This is my fifth year at Ki and I will be tutoring Hebrew this year. In my spare time I love going on hikes. I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new students and teaching them Hebrew.

Jessica Jacobs

Hebrew Tutor, Rosh Hodesh Leader

 

This is my ninth year working at KI and I will be tutoring Hebrew and running a Rosh Hodesh group. In my spare time, I enjoy performing improv comedy, writing a food blog called “LA on $20 a day” practicing yoga and taking my Pomeranian Chou Chou out on walks.

           

 

Lauren Lev

Project Based Learning Specialist, Sixth Grade Teacher, Hebrew Tutor, KITT Leader

 

This is my fourteenth year teaching at KI and this year I will be teaching 6th grade, facilitating a KITT group, working as the Project Based Learning Specialist and tutoring Hebrew. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, playing with my dog Billy, and going to Dodger games.

Leenie Baker
Second Grade Teacher

This is my second year working at KI and I will be teaching 2nd grade. When I’m not at KI I’m acting, or writing, or hanging out at the beach. I’m excited to meet all my students this year.

 

 

Limor Vink

Hebrew Coordinator

 

This is my first year at KI and I am the Hebrew Coordinator. In my spare time, I like to practice yoga, cook and go to the movies. I also enjoy reading books from my favorite Israeli authors. I am looking forward to meeting all of you who are part of Kehillat Israel family, and I wish us a wonderful year to come!

           

 

Max Muller

Third Grade Teacher, Shevet Achim Leader, Youth Group Advisor

 

This is my second year working at KI and I will be teaching 3rd grade and tutoring Hebrew. In my free time I love to be outdoors, go hiking, play Dungeons and Dragons, and hang out with my cat, Panini.

Mia Edry
Shinshinit, OJE Teacher

My name is Mia Edry, I am 18 years old.
I love traveling, reading, drama, sports, dancing to live music, talking, listening, laughing, and basically everything that has to do with people.  I have 3 younger siblings and 2 noisy dogs, and I love children of all ages.
For the last two years, I've been the young manager of  a "Krembo Wings" branch – an Israeli youth movement for children with and without disabilities.
I love being spontaneous and having fun, yet, I am completely prepared for a lot of amazing work with your cooperation during the following year.

 

 

Michelle Blumenthal

KITT Advisor

 

This is my second year working at KI where I will be the KITT Advisor. An interesting thing about me is that I am obsessed with being from Texas and I say “y’all” a lot. I also am in love with my dog Roxy who has her own hashtag on Instagram (#Roxyfromtheblock).

           

 

Michelle Kaz

Floater, Hebrew Tutor

 

This is my sixteenth year working at KI and this year I am a floater on Sunday mornings and tutoring Hebrew. In my spare time I love hiking, doing Zumba, and dancing. My favorite part about Judaism is spending time with my family and eating yummy foods during the holidays.

Nicole Bresnick
Third Grade Teacher

This is my second year working at KI and I am teaching 3rd grade. I also teach pre-school at KI and go to school myself! I also love working out at the gym. I am looking forward to a great year!

 

 

Rachael Stone

Hebrew Tutor

 

This is my sixth year working at KI and I am excited to be back as a Hebrew tutor. In my spare time I love practicing meditation and yoga.

           

 

Rebecca Cateris

6th Grade Teacher

 

Rebecca Feund
Hebrew Tutor

This is my thirteenth year working at KI and I am a Hebrew tutor. In my spare time I like to play games. I am excited to be back and teaching more kids how to read Hebrew!

 

 

Rina Weil

Fourth Grade Teacher, Hebrew Tutor

 

This is my second year working at KI and I am teaching 4th grade. My favorite part about being Jewish is celebrating holidays with my family. I am looking forward to a great year.

 

           

 

Sarah Loew

TK Teacher

 

I'm excited to be working as the TK teacher in the JEC! I am also a teacher in the Blue Room in the ECC! In my spare time my favorite thing to do is spend time with my nieces and nephews!

Sarah Shukovsky

7th Grade Teacher, Hebrew Tutor


This is my first year working at KI as a Hebrew tutor and JEC teacher.  It is also my first year living in Los Angeles - I moved from New York City in July! I am currently learning Spanish, which I have always wanted to do. In addition to languages, I love hot yoga, cooking and trying the best restaurants, the beach, and getting to know my students! 

 

Shira Fox
Hebrew Tutor


This is my 13th year working for KI!  Whether I'm tutoring Hebrew one-on-one or singing in Synagouge, my passion for teaching KI's students keeps on growing.  I'm looking forward to connecting with you, and to helping your kids gain Hebrew reading confidence while they have a blast at the same time!

 

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