2nd Grade


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 fourth year.

To contact Diane Rosenthal, email [email protected] 

The teacher's assistant is Myra Rackliff. 



Meira Leah Shifman Morgenstern


Meira Leah Shifman is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach Torah studies to the second grade girls at Emek this year. After graduating high school, she attended Seminar Yerushalayim where she completed her teacher’s certificate. She then returned home to California where she has been aiding several elementary level grades at Emek. Meira Leah recently completed her Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts with a focus on Judaic studies and elementary education from Excelsior College.  She is looking forward to a fantastic year of learning and growth.

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

The teacher's assistant is Nazila Elishmerni. 



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]
The teacher's assistants are Marilyn Silver and Donna Lerner. 



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. 


To contact Rabbi Dov Ber Chaiton, email [email protected]




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