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Adam Jacobsen 
K/1st Grade Teacher

I am ecstatic to be starting my first year as a teacher at KI! I am a third year student at UCLA studying history. Outside of that, I love performing in and watching musicals, building legos, and cycling.

 

 

   

        

Ally Heller
OJE Counselor

I am so excited to join the OJE Staff this year. I am a born and raised Valley (San Fernando Valley) Girl who is about to start my tenth year teaching. This is my third year at KI and I love this community and both the ECC and JEC. My passions include gardening, sewing and hanging with my cats.

                

Andrew Paskil
Hebrew Tutor

I am so excited to be returning to teach at KI this fall for my fourth year. For many years I have been splitting my time between New York City, pursuing a career in musical theatre, and LA running Jewish day camps and teaching Hebrew. Besides my passion for music and theatre I also love to play golf, piano and guitar. I am happy to back full time in LA and can’t wait to get started with all my students in the fall!

         

Camille Jackson
Hebrew Tutor

This is my eighth 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 fifth 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

2nd/3rd Grade Teacher, Hebrew Tutor

 

This is my tenth year teaching at KI. I am so excited to teach second and third 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.

           

Elise Benveniste

K/1st Grade Teacher

I am thrilled to be continuing as both a ECC and JEC teacher this year!  I love doing art with our students, especially creating beautiful Judaica that you would be thrilled to have on your table or mantle.

 

         

Elliot Berdy

OJE Counselor

This will be my first year working with KI and I cannot wait! I am a fourth year student at UCLA and love to spend my time playing sports, playing piano, and spending time at UCLA Hillel.

 
Gili Beeri
4th/5th/6th Teacher, Hebrew Tutor

I am thrilled to be starting my eighteenth year with KI, and my fourth year as a KI Hebrew tutor. Outside of teaching and tutoring, I love to spend time with my family, work out, read and travel. I'm Looking forward to another wonderful year!

 

 

          

Hannah Bahena

Seventh Grade Teacher

This is my fifth year teaching at KI and I will be teaching 7th grade. In my free time I love to bake and spend time with my family. I also work or KI as the Synagogue & B'nai MItzvah Administrator! I am so excited for a great year!

           

Hannalee Isaacs

OJE Counselor

This is my first year working at KI, and I'm super excited to meet the OJE families! I am originally from Chapel Hill, NC and am a third-year at UCLA studying Political Science and Sociology. In my free time you can find me hiking, cooking, skiing, and exploring LA!

            

Ilana Rabin

Hebrew Tutor

I am thrilled to be starting my seventh year with KI. Outside of tutoring and teaching, I love to cook, work out, listen to podcasts, and play with my puppy, Linus. Looking forward to another wonderful year!

Jeffrey Baldinger
Hebrew Tutor

This is my eighth 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.

        

Lauren Jane Lev

Sunday Teacher, Hebrew Tutor

 

Mitra Monesa 
2nd/3rd Grade Teacher

 

I am so happy and excited to be starting my first year teaching in the JEC. With over 18 years of teaching experience in Jewish schools, joining the JEC team is exciting. I love teaching in the ECC here at Ki and in my spare time, I like to cook, read and spend time outdoors! 

Rachael Stone

Hebrew Tutor

This is my ninth 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.

         

       

Rachel Burnett
OJE Counselor, Hebrew Tutor

This is my second year working at KI, and I will be a counselor for OJE. I am a current third year at UCLA studying psychology as well as Hebrew and Jewish studies. I’m originally from Philadelphia. I love theater, swimming, board/card games, and making playlists. 

           

           

Rachel Martin
OJE Counselor

This will be my second year at KI and I’m excited to be back at OJE! I grew up attending KI for religious school so it feels extra special to be able to work here now. I’m looking forward to having lots of fun!

              

 

Rebecca Noy

OJE Couunselor

 

This will be my second year working at OJE and I am so excited to meet all my students this year! In my free time I love skiing, hiking, traveling and just being outdoors in general.

 

           

 

 

Rebecca Freund

Hebrew Tutor

 

This is my sixteenth year working at KI. I am so excited to be back teaching Hebrew.

 

 

 

Rina Weil

OJE Couunselor, Hebrew Tutor

 

This is my fifth year working at KI. My favorite part about being Jewish is celebrating holidays with my family. I am looking forward to a great year.

Sophia Toubian

OJE Couunselor

 

This is my first year working at KI and I’m so excited to meet everyone! I just graduated from UCLA and plan to begin my PhD in Data Science in the coming year. In my spare time I love to read, hike, surf, and skate!

 

Tikva Cohen
OJE Counselor

This will be my second year working with KI and I could not be more excited. I am a third year student at UCLA and love to spend time on campus, with friends, or doing activities like baking, swimming, and visiting new places.

 

        

Wally Wennerberg
OJE Counselor

This is my first year as an OJE counselor and I am super excited to meet all of my students! I’m from Pacific Palisades and I love to go hiking in Malibu, see concerts around LA, play tennis and go to the beach.

 

 

Mon, September 26 2022 1 Tishrei 5783