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Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY (Jewish Studies)
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (Master's)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Graduate Coursework)
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As a professional synagogue Jewish educator with expertise in training students for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, I will work with you and your child to design the best possible program to meet the needs of your child as well as your family - I am also excited to work with parents and/or siblings of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Areas of concentration include Haftarah trope & blessings, Haftarah chanting, Torah trope & blessings, Torah chanting, leading sections or all of the service, as well as working on a dvar Torah (speech). Multiple references will be happily provided upon request.
My background includes graduate study in Jewish education at Brandeis University, additional study at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Pedagogy by the Jewish Theological Seminary. I currently serve as the principal at West Suburban Temple Har Zion in River Forest, IL. Your search has ended for the right tutor!
As a professional synagogue Jewish educator with expertise in training students for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, I will work with you and your child to design the best possible program to meet the needs of your child as well as your family -
Please don't let the $75 rate be a deterrent for our working together; the rate is somewhat flexible.
Within 15 minutes of starting my lesson, I had learned to read my first Hebrew word in a very long time. I needed a tutor who could explain the why's and be able to share tips on effective learning. I found all of this in Marshall. Thank you.
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In serving as the Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor at a large North Shore congregation, I have worked with scores of students in the areas of Haftarah reading and blessings, Torah reading and blessings, prayer skills, and divrei Torah (speeches).
In addition, I have had years of experience in teaching Hebrew literacy, including reading, writing, comprehension, and grammar.
I look forward to sharing these skills with you! I will be happy to connect you with parents of previous students who would be more than willing to provide references!