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 Morgenstern, email [email protected].






Kayla Hershberg



Kayla Hershberg was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated from King David Linksfield and went on to study at the University of Witwatersrand. She obtained a Bachelor of Education with Distinction. She also won an award for professional excellence in the final year of Bachelor of Education Degree in Intermediate Phase Teaching. She immigrated to the United States in December of 2021. She is a passionate teacher whose purpose is to educate children to ultimately take their rightful place in society by focusing on their social-emotional and academic learning throughout each day. She is very excited to educate the second grade girls.
To contact Kayla Hershberg, email [email protected]

Rabbi Shadrooz

Rabbi Shadrooz is a Los Angeles native. Hes loves working with children and it's important to him that learning be an enjoyable experience. This is his first year teaching at Emek and he has the pleasure of being the second grade boys' Rebbe. One of the things that has impressed him most about Emek is the incredible Achdus and warmth in the school. He is looking forward to an exciting and successful year!

To contact Rabbi Shadrooz, email [email protected]



Seryl Litwin


Mrs. Litwin is a dedicated educator with 25 years of experience teaching second grade. Originally from New York City, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for teaching to her role. Living in Valley Village, Mrs. Litwin is thrilled to be a part of the Emek community, where her own children once attended and now her grandchildren are students. When she's not in the classroom, she enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering for the LA Kings. Mrs. Litwin's commitment to education and her love for her students shine through in her teaching every day.

To contact Mrs. Litwin, email [email protected]