Thank you for welcoming me so warmly into the Temple Beth El community. I am excited to get
started. I have many ideas I would love to implement and big shoes to fill as Rosa finishes her
A little about me: I’ve been teaching throughout central New Jersey for the last fifteen years. I
have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where I
volunteered regularly with the Hillel. After college I worked extensively with local nonprofits while
starting graduate school at Rider University for Early Childhood Education. I am a certified K-12
ESL teacher (English as a Second Language) and I currently teach K-2 ESL in Jersey City. I
grew up in Monmouth County and I taught Hebrew School at Congregation Ohev Shalom in
Marlboro, where I was bat mitzvah’d. Additionally, I taught at Congregation Beth Shalom (Scotch
Plains), Congregation Ahavat Olam (Howell), and Temple Shaari Emeth (Manalapan). I visited
Israel twice and look forward to returning.
Throughout my career, I’ve taught children with special needs, gifted teens, and specialize in
working with second language learners. As some of you know, I initially taught Kitah Bet class
(second grade) the last few months at Temple Beth El. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the children,
their parents, and the staff. I am confident we will make a great team as we move forward. I
want to thank Rabbi Moritt, Rosa, and the board for this amazing opportunity.