Fatima Casas


Miss Casas is thrilled to be a part of the Emek family as a dedicated educator with over 12 years of teaching experience. She was born in Mexico and raised in Texas before moving to Los Angeles nearly eight years ago, where she enjoys spending time at the beach with her two doggies, Lilo and Stitch. Miss Casas discovered her true passion for teaching at Emek and found her home. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Child Development. Recently, she had the privilege of furthering her education and knowledge by receiving her Master's of Education in Literacy. As she continues to grow and learn alongside her students, Miss Casas is excited to share her passion for education and foster a love of learning in each and every one of her students.

To contact Fatima Casas, email [email protected].






Devora Pollak


Morah Pollak was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended Yavneh Teachers College in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon graduation, she received her teacher certification and returned home to LA. She began her teaching career at Emek more than 20 years ago. She has taught in different parts of the country but has returned to Emek, her home once again. Emek has always felt like family to Morah Pollak. The care for one another both in and out of school has touched Morah Pollak and she is glad to be part of it. 

To contact Devora Pollak, email [email protected].








Rabbi Shua Einbinder

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Eric Azersky

Eric was born and raised in Binghamton, New York, and graduated from Binghamton High School where he was team captain of the varsity wrestling team. He attended and briefly competed in wrestling at Bucknell University where he earned a bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in economics. Upon graduation, Eric began working as a PE teacher and wrestling coach at an all boys school in New York City where he learned to be a leader of young men through his many mentors. Last school year, Eric transitioned to the classroom and taught 3rd grade. As a classroom teacher, he’s enjoyed being able to help his students develop socially and become stronger problem solvers. Since becoming an educator, Eric has always stayed apprised of new educational trends and advancements, and uses this knowledge to provide the best for his students. Eric relocated to Culver City in 2023 with his wife, Annie, and dog, Ruby, and is excited to join the community at Emek.

To contact Mr. Azersky, email [email protected]