Delet students bring diverse experiences to their studies, yet all share a passion for Jewish education. The 2014-2015 cohort of Delet students hails from across the United States and Israel.
Cohort 13 Delet Students (2014-2015)
Rachel Berkowitz completed her undergraduate degree at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Her family made aliyah when she was 12 years old and has been living between USA and Israel ever since. Rachel believes in the importance of understanding general studies in the context childrens' Jewish identities and how that heritage shapes our knowledge and world views. Rachel is strongly committed to broadening our next generations' knowledge of Israel and help Jewish American children develop personal connections to Israel. Rachel is interning in the 3rd grade classroom at the Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon, MA.
Barak Cerf earned his BA in Middle East studies and human resources management from Ben Gurion University in Israel. He is an alum of “Ale Tzameret” - a unique program for Jewish Zionist leadership development with The Jewish Agency of Israel. Barak served as a team leader in the Special Operations Field Unit and in the Ministry of Home Land Security for 13 years. Barak moved to America with his wife and two children and has been teaching at The Gann Academy in Waltham, MA. Barak is continuing his work teaching Hebrew at Gann this year and looks forward to learning and sharing more about the journey of education and educators in the Jewish world.
Revital Ganzi was an Immigration officer in the Israeli Defense Force specializing in teaching Hebrew to new immigrants and introducing them to Israeli culture. Revital earned her BA in Behavioral Sciences at the College of Management in Israel. She moved to Knoxville, TN to teach Hebrew at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Jewish Day School, Heska Amuna Synagogue and Temple Beth El. Revital is excited to professionalize her teaching and bring more resources and experience back to Tennessee. Revital is interning at the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA.
Sarah Greenberg graduated from Smith College with a double major in Education and Child Studies and Jewish Studies. Sarah has worked with children in many different capacities through teaching Hebrew school and Israeli dance, coaching swimming and student teaching. She looks forward to bringing her experiences in auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning into her classroom. Sarah is interning the st grade and Kindergarten classes at Lander Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA.
Sarah Gurvis grew up in Newton, MA, and received her BA in Judiac Studies from UMass Amherst in 2012. Sarah's passion for Jewish Education began when she started working in the Hebrew school at Temple Shalom of Newton in 2006. Sarah held many positions at the Hebrew school, working there through 2014. Another key player for Sarah was her time spent at URJ Eisner Camp in the Berkshires where she spent 15 summers. Sarah has also had many opportunities to assist in Elementary school classrooms through high school and college internships. After college, Sarah spent a year working at Mayyim Hayyim Commnity Mikveh in Newton, and a year working at Quebrada Baking Co. in Wellesley. Sarah is thrilled to be a part of this Delet cohort, and is so excited to be on her way towards becoming a full-fledged teacher. She is interning at Metrowest Jewish Day school in Framingham, MA in the 4th grade.
Avi Minder was born and raised in Massachusetts and received his BA in English from Bates College. Since graduating, Avi has had a variety of experiences working with teenagers and pre-teens. He has worked at the Lincoln School in Brookline, MA, with the Academic Approach, a tutoring company for SAT and SSAT prep, as an English Language tutor at Tel Aviv University, developed programming for groups of 7th and 8th graders at Camp Yavneh in New Hampshire, and most recently, Avi has worked as the varsity basketball coach at BU Academy in Boston, and with the Special Education Department at Brookline High School. This year, he is interning at Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) in the 5th grade and looking forward to growing as an educator, learning from both his classes at Brandeis and the wonderful students at JCDS.
Aharon Skoglund comes to Delet with over 10 years of experience teaching elementary Judaic and Gen. studies as well as music and phys. Ed. He left the day school classroom last year to home school his own two elementary age children. Aharon is focused on refining his practice as a classroom teacher and deepening his intellectual engagement and commitment as a Jewish educator. Aharon is interning in the 2nd grade at Lubavicher Yeshiva Academy in Longmeadow, MA.
Helena Raffel graduated from Brandeis this past May with a double major in Theater and English. For many years, Helena has spent her summer teaching theater and started teaching English last spring at Oak Hill Middle School in Newton, Massachusetts. Through Delet, she hopes to connect to her Jewish roots through her love of theater. Helena is interning at Gann Academy teaching high school English this year.
Jocelyn Weiner is coming to Delet working as a religious school teacher and religious youth outreach coordinator in Tallahassee, Florida for two years. She has worked in a Jewish early childhood center for multiple years and attended a Jewish day school herself through high school and majored in Classical Civilizations at the Florida State University. Jocelyn's goal is to bring the Jewish education she received to small southern Jewish communities. Jocelyn is interning in the 3rd grade class at the Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead, MA.
Meet past Delet Cohorts:
|Cohort 12, 2013-2014||Cohort 11, 2012-2013|
|Cohort 10, 2011-2012||Cohort 9 2010-2011|
|Cohort 8, 2009-2010||Cohort 7, 2008-2009|
|Cohort 6, 2007-2008|