Sitting (left to right): Jill Toomin; Adeelee Feldman; Bat-hen Zeron; Michelle Rapport; Marilyn Spitz, and Jonathan Ferris. Standing (left to right): Robert Tornberg, DeLeT Education Director; Ariela Gross; Orly Douek; Dr. Michael Zeldin, Director of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education; Shara Peters; Talia Kamenir, and Rivka Ben Daniel, Instructor of Teaching and Learning Seminar
The Tekkes Siyyum Culminating Ceremony of DeLeT Fellows took place on July 22, 2011. The members of Cohort 9 received a certificate in Jewish Day School Teaching from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education: Carmela Blau, Orly Douek, Adeelee Bosmat Feldman, Jonathan Ferris, Ariela Leah Gross, Talia Aliza Kamenir, Shara Celeste Peters, Michelle Erin Rapport, Marilyn Elissa Spitz, Jill Ilene Toomin, and Bat-hen Zeron.
All of this year’s graduates were offered lead teaching positions, a feat that DeLeT Education Director Robert Tornberg called “extraordinary” given the current economic climate.
In blessing the Fellows during the Culmination ceremony, Tornberg recognized the importance of the work of Jewish education and the incredible potential the Fellows have shown – and realized – during their time in the program.
“You let me glimpse into the future and see that there will be leaders in your generation who will carry on the work of those who came before you, who will ensure a Jewish future, who will move the world closer to Tikkun Olam,” he said.