Diane Rosenthal


Diane Rosenthal was born and raised in New York.  She is a graduate of Pace University with a BA in Elementary Education.  Diane taught a variety of grades during her twenty year tenure at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy where she was Teacher of the Year in 2010.  She holds a certification from UC San Diego in Gifted and Talented Education.  She is very excited to be teaching at Emek for the fifth year.

To contact Diane Rosenthal, email [email protected] 




Meira Leah Morgenstern

Shifman__Meira.JPGMeira Leah grew up in Miami Beach and moved to the Valley Village community in 2011. She completed her high school education at Bais Yaakov Los Angeles and then attended Seminar Yerushalayim where she received her teaching certificate. After returning to Los Angeles, Meira Leah joined the Emek family while simultaneously earning her Bachelor's in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Education and Judaic Studies. Meira Leah feels privileged to educate the Second grade girls and enjoys learning new ways to create exciting, meaningful Judaic lessons.

To contact Meira Leah Shifman Morgenstern, email [email protected]




Rachel Rosen



A valley transfer, Rachel Rosen grew up “over the hill” in West L.A. She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Metropolitan Studies and received her Master’s Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. Rachel participated in Hebrew Union College’s DeLeT teacher training program where she earned a certificate in Day School Teaching and her California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  She now serves on DeLeT’s alumni steering committee. Rachel enjoys crafting, travel, and tending her succulent garden. She is passionate about teaching and loves working with the wonderful 2G Team!

To contact Rachel Rosen, email [email protected]



Rabbi Dov Ber Chaiton




Rabbi Dovber Chaiton was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he attended Torah Academy Schools. Following school, he learned in Yeshivot in Israel and America completing his Rabbinic Ordination at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, New Jersey with ordination from Rabbi Israel Meir Lau and Rabbi Chaim Schapiro. Rabbi Chaiton has been teaching and learning from students for more than 8 years. Rabbi Chaiton lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. With his spare time, Rabbi Chaiton marvels that he has found some spare time. 


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