Shalom! I am excited to begin another wonderful experience with you this fall. I am a teacher at the Solomon Schechter School of Queens teaching Physical Education, Dance and Drama. During the summer, I am the Director of Eisner Day Camp in Great Barrington, MA. I look forward to sharing thoughts and ideas with you as I encourage you to challenge yourself - change the way people live today and create a better, healthier world for tomorrow.
Leah Frankel is the 7th Grade Judaics teacher at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, with an emphasis on Middot and Mitzvot. She comes to RTFH with Hebrew School teaching experience, as well as experience as a United Synagogue Youth Leader. Leah attended both Religious School and Hebrew High School as a young adult, and is now extremely active in her own synagogue as the chair of its monthly Mitzvah Project Program. In this capacity, she has led initiatives to support local shelters, collect eyeglasses for the needy, and collect cell phones that were donated to local police precincts for distribution. In addition, her committee collected school supplies and sent them to various military installations around the United States.
Leah currently works as a Sales Operations executive in the Beauty Care industry, and is excited to be part of the professional staff at RTFH. She is looking forward to using her volunteer experience in Middot and Mizvot to provide positive examples for the students.
Elana Kirschbaum is very excited to be a new member of the Reform Temple of Forest Hills Hebrew School teaching staff. She is a Special Education teacher with the NYC Department of Education for 11 years with a background in teaching English as a Second Language. Her goal is to teach your children not only the love for Judaism but also for prayer/Tefilah.