Rabbi Michael is a Reconstructionist rabbi living in suburban Philadelphia. He co-edited a recent children’s prayerbook. His curriculum for teenagers was published by "Rabbis for Human Rights" last winter. He has been an education director and classroom instructor for more than 10 years in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Rabbi Michael has tutored students preparing for Bar & Bat Mitzvah for the past eight years. He uses "multiple intelligences" to assess a student's work. He makes the learning fun, meaningful and relevant to both students and parents.
Topics for learning and Jewish identity formation often include: Siddur (Jewish Prayer), Hebrew reading (both declaiming and decoding), Hebrew language instruction, Torah trope, Haftorah trope, Weekly Torah study, Jewish history, Jewish holidays, Contemporary Jewish Ethics & Jewish Values, Israel, and Jewish theology.
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