Youth & Family : Faculty & Contacts


Rabbi Carla Fenves - email
Heather Erez, Director of Youth and Family Education: (415) 751-2541 x125, email
Ariana Estoque, Director of Adolescent and Adult Education: (415) 751-2541 x307, email
Flora Kupferman, Assistant Director, Youth and Family Education: (415) 751-2541 x304, email
Sandy Cohen-Wynn, Judaic Arts Education Coordinator: email
Natalya Gomes, Administrative Assistant: (415) 751-2541 x157, email
Brittany Youngman, B'nei Mitzvah Coordinator: (415) 751-2541 x316, email


Tori Laghi-Starks*
Aria Hanna

Kindergarten Sunday
Wendy Brown*
Hanna Wolff
Mira Chetlen
Emily Weitzman

1st Grade – Havurah Levi  
Susan Aronow*
Dalya Azulai 

2nd Grade – Havurah Simeon
Aleph Class - Marilyn Hoffman*
Vanessa Better

Bet Class - Jenny Cohen*
Fiorella Wolk

Gimel Class - Simone Wolk*

3rd Grade – Havurah Issachar 
Roni Silverberg*
Asher Litschwartz

4th Grade – Havurah Naphtali
Ziva Trau*
Molly Schoppert

5th Grade – Havurah Zebulon
Seth Feldman* (Sundays)
Barbie Kamiel
Asher Litschwartz* (Wednesdays)

6th Grade – Havurah Gad  
Rabbi Carla Fenves
Heather Erez

Beyachad Lead Teachers
Liron Lahav
Esther Fishman
Orr Agam
Sam Klein
Sam Quintana

Hebrew Through Movement
Danielle Bohnik
Sima Cohen

Hebrew Teachers
Sima Cohen
Ariana Estoque
Marilyn Hoffman
Flora Kupferman
Liron Lahav
Gina Tordjeman
Dalya Azulai
Hanna Wolff
Roni Siverberg
Danielle Bohnik
Barbie Kamiel
Asher Litschwartz

*Lead Teacher

Our teaching teams are diverse in their backgrounds, experiences, and approaches. Many of them are members of the congregation and have children in the school. Some have completed Halutzim, our congregant teacher-training program or have graduated from Madrichim, our teen teacher-training program. Others have come to us through the Jewish camp experience or are pursuing higher education degrees in Jewish studies.  Our teachers include Americans, Israelis, and recent immigrants to the United States.


Jonathan Bayer, Music Specialist
Eric Schoen, Music Specialist

Our Assistant Director provides special assistance to students with different learning styles and provides teachers with support and planning to overcome obstacles.  We work closely with families to ensure that all of our students receive accommodations and adjustments to enable them to be part of the community.

The Assitant Director also visits each Havurah on a regular basis and all of our Weekday Hebrew classes, working with students individually or in small groups, assisting teachers with classroom management strategies, and offering tips on matching teaching techniques with learning styles.


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Fax: (415) 751-2511