Elementary & Middle School

15365 Magnolia Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Tel: (818) 783-3663        Fax: (818) 783-3739

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Early Childhood Center

12732 Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607

Tel: (818) 980-0155        Fax: (818) 980-6908

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About Emek


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Nava Kashanian

Nava Kashanian moved to America from Iran in 1989. She started her higher education in Baltimore and continued when she moved to California in 1990. She completed her degree at Valley College and began working as a teacher's assistant for Torah Chaim. She went on to work at Toras Emes as a teacher of 3 year olds. After moving to the valley, she began her career at Emek, where she loves teaching the Nursery aged children. 

To contact Nava Kashanian, email nkashanian@emek.org.







Madlin Omidfar



Madlin Omidfar was born in Shiraz, Iran where she received her high school diploma. She emigrated to the United States with her family soon after. She has been teaching children for the past 22 years and has been at Emek for 10 years. She received her degree from Pierce College and received her Child Development Teaching Certificate in 2001, along with many other certifications. She feels fortunate to work with children on a daily basis. 

To contact Madlin Omidfar, email momidfar@emek.org.







Sorah Tropper



Sorah Tropper was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her family made aliyah when she was 7 years old. She lived and earned her diploma in Jerusalem. Sorah has taught in a number of schools and has directed a daycare for a number of years. She is currently completing her State of California Early Childhood Credential at West Los Angeles College. 

To contact Sorah Tropper, email stropper@emek.org.