Director of Education:
Rabbi Sally Finestone
In addition to serving as our rabbi, she is also the Director of Or Atid's Jewish Learning Lab. Raised in one of only two Jewish families in Clifton Forge, a rural town in the Virginia mountains, Rabbi Finestone is among the first group of women rabbis receiving an ordination in 1982 from Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Cincinnati, and also holds a Masters degree from Harvard Divinity School, and an honorary Doctorate degree from HUC.
Linda is an important person in our office, assisting with school and synagogue activities, helping with food and room set up for special events and the production and delivery of communications to our membership.
Beresheet/Pre-K/Kindergarten: Nava Eisenberg
A creative educator with over thirty years experience working with young children. On Wednesdays, Nava serves as our Hebrew specialist, helping children at all levels find mastery and comfort with the Hebrew language. Nava was born and raised in Israel, graduated from Tel Aviv University and has been involved in Jewish education for over 25 years both as a classroom teacher and administrator.
Kitah Bet/Grade 2: Jennifer Marshal
A recent graduate from Framingham State, with advanced training in special education, Jennifer is known for her ability to create a fun learning environment in her classroom.
Kitah Dalet/Grade 4: Luda Levy
Recently arrived from Israel via Minneapolis, Luda has a wide range of teaching experience ranging from primary grades through high school, and has a background in radio, TV, and film production.
Kitah Hey/ Grade 5: Eli Katzoff
With over ten years of teaching experience, Eli is known for his off-beat and creative thinking, and makes even the most challenging topics fun and exciting.
Kitah Vav and Zayin/Grades 6 & 7: Misha Clebaner
A rabbinic student from Hebrew College, Misha has taught in a wide variety of Jewish institutions both here and in Israel, and brings a strong camp background into his unique classroom experience. Misha is also our Rabbinic Intern, sponsored by the Andrea Hill Williams Rabbinic Scholarship.
Kitah Vav and Zayin/Grades 6 & 7: Ben Einsidler
Ben, an experienced educator and known writer, brings his teaching experience from Prozdor and from JCDS to our community, and loves to "maximize the talents of all students."
Educational Support Staff:
Hebrew Specialist: Nava Eisenberg
Specialist Education Consultant: Arlene Schrager
Special Education Aide: Marina Kaplan
Shabbat b'Yahad Staff:
Kindergarten & Grade 1: Nava Eisenberg
Grades 2 & 3: Avital Skolnick
Grades 4 & 5: Tracy Manousaridis
Rabbinic Intern: Misha Clebaner
Grade 6: Larry Sternberg
If you would like to reach our administrative staff or one of our teachers, call the Or Atid office at 508-358-9623 or email Rabbi Finestone at [email protected].