News from DeLeT, Day School Leadership Through Teaching

Friday, August 5, 2011

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. 

Following 5 years of successful classroom teaching at Milken Community High School, DeLeT alumnus Yechiel Hoffman was named Executive Director at LimmudLA.  Since its first annual learning conference in 2008, LimmudLA has welcomed thousands of Jews of all ages, affiliations, and orientations in Southern California to explore their Jewish identity through cross-communal learning and meaningful volunteerism. Hoffman’s journey to this role marks a step forward for the growth of LimmudLA, and for the inspiration of its volunteers. "As an individual, I have been transformed Jewishly by the conference experienced and personally enriched by volunteering with others. I am inspired to take on a greater leadership role, and to work with the volunteers and the Board on creating a new paradigm for the organization in the coming years," he said.


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