Youth and Family Education Staff and Faculty

Rabbi Educator

Ariana Estoque

Director of Youth and Family Education
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Ariana Estoque

Director of Youth and Family Education

Ariana is a San Francisco native and grew up at Congregation Emanu-El (bat mitzvah in 1991, Confirmation in 1993). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Education with a focus in Jewish Studies, both from San Francisco State University. Ariana received a certificate in Jewish Service Learning from the Jewish LearningWorks and San Francisco State University in 2007.  In 2011, Ariana co-wrote a Jewish Service Learning Manual for Early Childhood Education, which won the Union for Reform Judaism’s Epstein Communicate Award. She is also the recipient of 2012 Helen Diller Award For Excellence in Jewish Education for Congregational Schools. Ariana ran the Community of Practice for Teen Educators for two years and was a Tauber Holocaust Educator Fellow, A Hartman Institute Bay Area Fellow, and was just accepted in the Pardes Institute Senior Educator Leadership Fellowship for summer 2024.  

Teen Program Manager

YFE School Coordinator

Youth Group Advisor & YFE Teacher

B. Mitzvah Coordinator

Jonathan Bayer

Jewish Music Educator/ Teacher: 6th/7th Grade

Judaic Arts Education Coordinator

Kadimah Coordinator

Debbie Kreisman

Preschool/Kindergarten teacher

Susan Aronow

1st grade teacher

Michelle Pavlova

1st grade teacher

Marilyn Hoffman

2nd grade teacher

Ziva Trau

2nd grade teacher

Marla Kadlecek

2nd grade teacher

Danielle Bohnik

Hebrew thru Movement & 3rd grade teacher

Shayna Lesovoy

3rd grade teacher

Julia Kahn

4th grade teacher

Nate Turk

5th grade teacher

Yonatan Melamed

5th grade teacher

David Orleans

6th grade teacher

Noah Goldstein

7th grade teacher