Judaic Studies and Hebrew

Ela Alexander — Hebrew and Judaic Studies Teacher
Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Cañada College, Redwood City, CA
Trained in Preschool Administration program, and implements the TaL AM Aleph and Bet Hebrew programs, the Chalav Udvash Hebrew program and Hebrew At the Center Hebrew program
Joined Wornick in 2002
I love listening to music, as well as singing and dancing.

Edna Avraham — Head of the Hebrew Department, K-8
DeLeT Fellowship mentor
B.A. in Hebrew Language and Bible Studies, University of Haifa in Israel
Master classes in special education, USFCA
Certified to teach the NETA Hebrew program for middle school students
Joined Wornick in 2010
I love to travel the world, and explore different cultures.

Inbal Bar-Yossef — Hebrew Teacher
LL.B. Haim Striks School of Law, College of Management Academic Studies
Teaching Certificate in English as a Second Language, Levinsky College of Education, Tel-Aviv
Teaching License, Ministry of Education in Israel
Joined Wornick in 2017
I love hiking with my family and friends and coconut ice cream.

Liron Drori — Hebrew Teacher
B.A. in Psychology, IDC Herzliya
Certified to teach the NETA Hebrew program for middle school students
Joined Wornick in 2017
I love reading, learning and teaching languages, and to travel.

Rafi Esterson — Judaic Studies Teacher
B.A. (Honours) in Jewish History, University College London
M.A. in Jewish Civilization, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Former Director of the Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Joined Wornick in 2016
I love to learn new skills with my children. Gardening is our latest adventure (with a minor in entomology).

Dalit Gvirtsman — Hebrew Teacher
B.A. In General and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University
Taught Hebrew to K-8 students since 2001
Certified to teach the NETA Hebrew program for middle school students and TaL AM 1,2,3
Joined Wornick in 2016
I enjoy reading, cooking, and writing my weekly Blog in Bainyanim (The Israeli Community Site in Silicon Valley).

Riva Jacobs — Judaic Studies Teacher and Middle School Advisor
B.A. in Psychology, Queens College of the City, University of New York
M.A. in Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Joined Wornick in 2014
My favorite hobby is Israeli folk dancing.

Netta Lachish — Hebrew Teacher
Jewish History and General Studies, Tel Aviv University
Acting, Kibbutzim College Performing Arts School
Teacher of the Playback Technique for children, youth and adults
Actress, singer, director, choreographer, and dance teacher
Joined Wornick in 2016
DeLeT Fellow
I am so happy to be in the US with my family! My favorite dessert is watermelon and Feta cheese!

Chelsea Mandell — Judaic Studies Teacher and Middle School Advisor
B.A. in Environmental Studies, Minor in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, University of San Francisco
Joined Wornick in 2015
I believe in educating children about Judaism and making it applicable to their everyday lives. I enjoy connecting and working with children of all ages.

Ronit Solomon — Assistant Hebrew Teacher
Majoring in Education at College of San Mateo
Former Israeli Intelligence Quality Engineer
4 years experience in high-tech industry
Joined Wornick in 2015
I love reading, listening to different kinds of music, and training.

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