Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Cheder Director at Nahalat Shalom

Welcome, Roberta Stein! What is it about Alaska, Abq Jew wonders, that moves her Jews (the Frozen Chosen) to become New MexiJews? Could it be the weather?

Never mind; we've picked up another good one!

Nahalat Shalom is excited to announce
the hiring of a new Cheder Director. 

Roberta Stein joins the Albuquerque community from Alaska where she served as a Choir Director, Cantorial Soloist, and Administrator and Director of Enrichment Programming.

Stein holds a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew College as well as a Bachelor’s in Education and Teacher Certification in Music Education.

Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Stein has received numerous awards including: the Dr. Albert and Dorothy Holzman Prize for innovative instructional materials in Jewish Education, and the Disabled Alaskan of the Year Award.

Stein says,
My ability to motivate and share a love of learning fosters a successful learning environment and a joyful experience.
It seems that others would agree. Dr. Margee Greenfeld, former principal of Congregation Beth El Religious School in Harrisonburg, VA notes, that Stein has
an uncanny ability to ‘read’ her student’s interests and abilities and then create resources, plays, musicals, puppets, costumes, and documents that challenge, entertain, and motivate them. 
Her love of the arts is incorporated in all that she does.
Nahalat Shalom’s Cheder runs every Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm for children in Kindergarten to 7th grade. A challenging, yet fun B’nai Mitzvah program is offered for those planning to celebrate becoming  Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Nahalat Shalom.

For more information about Nahalat Shalom’s Cheder as well the many other programs and activities offered at Nahalat Shalom, visit www.nahalatshalom.org.

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