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Aveyn Barnett is a junior at Muhlenberg with a passion for Judaism and teaching. They taught kindergarten and first grade Hebrew School at their home synagogue for five years in New Jersey. They are part of several student groups on campus, including being a Muhlenberg Tour guide and a vocalist in the largest on-campus choir. They enjoy bringing a variety of teaching methods, including ample physical activity to their lively group of fourth graders at KI.
Sam Brown -
Steffa Burke, second-third grade teacher, may be a familiar voice if you listen to WMUH-FM an Friday mornings.  She hosts “Kol Ha-Emek,” the Voice of the Valley, Muhlenberg College’s Jewish culture program, from 8:00 till 9:30 AM.  Steffa is also music director of the Lehigh Valley’s Gay Men’s Chorus, and further, is the director of the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown.  She teaches her students with a solid Judaica grounding and a great sense of fun.  What kids wouldn’t want to learn the Hebrew letters by forming them out of Play-Do – which they made themselves?
 
Matan Dolev - fifth grade teacher, starts his first day of teaching Hebrew school on the 12th. He graduated Barrack Hebrew Academy in 2020 where his favorite classes were Hebrew and Anatomy. As a freshman at Muhlenberg, he is currently undecided but is interested in Law and Psychology. He is also from Elkins Park, PA which is about 25 minutes from the city of Philadelphia. Go Birds!
Shari Gluskin - a kindergarten, first grade teacher - is a long time Jewish educator who believes in learning through fun, hands on, interactive instruction. She taught pre-K and kindergarten here at KI for ten years before moving on to become the director of another Synagogue. Certified by NY state to teach Biology, Chemistry and General Sciences, Shari is now working in Special Education at Parkland High School where she brings that same love of learning to at risk children. She is excited to once again to work with our beginning learners.

Mollie Hantman-Weill -

Jacob Lader, sixth-grade teacher, returns this year to lead his students through their Jewish studies in a thoughtful, listening style of teaching.  A senior at Muhlenberg, his studies in art and neurology give hum a unique background and perspective on our people's experience. And his training in Israeli martial arts also gets his students’ attention!
Alan Salinger, seventh-grade teacher marks his 19th year as a religious school instructor. He works with Bar-Bat Mitzvah students, and instructs adult Hebrew classes. Over the years, religious school students have enjoyed discussions about Judaism’s ethical teachings and their application to current real situations. Alan spent two years in Israel working and studying on a kibbutz, and then as a planner living in Jerusalem.
Sat, October 16 2021 10 Cheshvan 5782