Rabbi Yisrael Serraf
Rabbi Yisrael Serraf was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and went to Rabbinical College of Canada. At the age of 20, he was sent on shlichut to reach out to the Jewish Community of Singapore and beyond in South East Asia for 2 years. He enjoys soccer, art, and spreading the light of the Torah to both young and old. He is married to Rivka and they have 3 children.
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The teacher's assistant is Rachel Brown.
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.
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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.
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The teacher's assistant is Nazila Elishmerni.
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!