Middle School Girls- Judaic Studies

Talia Rosenbaum- Middle School Girls- Judaic Studies


To contact Talia Seidel, email trosenbaum@emek.org.









Chaya Gitty Smith- 6th Grade Judaic Studies 

To contact Chaya Gitty Smith, email cgsmith@emek.org. 


Rabbi Yosef Plittman- 7/8th Grade Girls 

Rabbi Yosef Plittman will be joining Emek’s academic team for the coming school year.  As a Rebbi, his goal has always been to utilize his learning background, professional training, experience working with kids, and friendly personality to teach children, imparting a passion for Torah and Judaism.  Rabbi Plittman is excited to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with Emek’s 7th and 8th grade boys in the accelerated track.  Rabbi Plittman joins us from Yeshiva Aaron Yaakov Ohr Eliyahu, where he was the 6th grade Rebbi, teaching subjects including but not limited to Gemorah, Mishnah, Chumash, Parsha, and Chagim.  He studied in Toras Moshe, Jerusalem, Israel from 2006 – 2009 under the direction of Rabbi Moshe Meiselman and attended Rabbi Yaakov Leff's Yeshiva in Adelphia, NJ from 2009-2013.  After marrying Los Angeles native and Bais Yaakov graduate Yael Rosenbaum, he returned to Toras Moshe from 2013 – 2016, studying Issur v’Heter under the direction of Rabbi Shmuel Weiner.   The Plittmans have two adorable girls, four year-old Ayelet Esther and two year-old Avital.  Rabbi and Mrs. Plittman enjoy getting to know Jews from all backgrounds, and are looking forward to joining the Emek family, as well as becoming involved in our community.

To contact Rabbi Yosef Plittman, email yplittman@emek.org.


Tova Union- 7/8th Grade Girls- Student Council Advisor 


Morah Tova Union made aliyah to Eretz Yisroel when she was in the 8th grade. She studied biological science and Judaic studies, which ultimately led her to her current teaching career. After she married, Morah Union moved to South Africa where she founded a number of Jewish organizations in Capetown and Johannesburg, including Jewish Marriage Education for new brides and counselors; this organization would eventually spread knowledge to hundreds of people. The Union family spent six years in South Africa and then they moved to Los Angeles where she taught and mentored at Hillel for 23 years. She joined Emek 3 years ago and has been spreading "school spirit" ever since with her incredible chessed program, Bat Mitzvah program, and holiday centered STUCO activities. 

To contact Tova Union, email tunion@emek.org.






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