Middle School- General Studies

Shahaf Klein- Math 


Shahaf Klein holds two bachelors in buds management. He has been teaching for 20+ years, mostly at the middle and high school level. His wife is an educator as well and is an educational therapist and Marriage & Family Therapist. Currently she is an elementary religious school principal. Together, they have twin 12-year old daughters. 

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Karen Benzino- Math



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Layla Nourbakhsh- Science


To contact Layla , email lnourbakhsh@emek.org. 







Wendy McAdams- Humanities 

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Diane Weinberger- Humanities

Ms. Diane Weinberger is so honored to be joining the Emek family. She is thrilled to be the Middle School Humanities teacher. She is from NYC and has been living in Los Angeles since 2002. She has been teaching English/Theatre/History/Speech/Debate for 21 years. She also directed 20 plays and adores the arts. She is blessed to have a very loving fiancee and a joyful 7 year old son. She is looking forward to an exciting school year!






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