Meet Our Team

Rabbi Leah Citrin, our Jewish Learning Lab Director, has returned to her home here at WRT! She works with educators and WRT lay leaders to enhance each child’s joyful Jewish education and will continue to develop a robust experiential program. To learn more about Rabbi Citrin, click here.

Daniella Kamis-Brown, our Jewish Learning Lab Assistant Director, comes to WRT after six years of working for Matan, an organization that guides, trains and support Jewish community leaders and educators to provide inclusive environments for people with disabilities and their families. She brings a multi-decade background of teaching across Reform and Conservative congregations in New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina, and served as the Religious School Principal at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh and the Education Admin at Temple Israel Center in White Plains.

Nancy Abraham is the JLL Hebrew Coordinator, Learning Differences Specialist and Lead Teacher for 5th Grade. She teaches Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) for Grades K-4 and supervises the 5th/6th Grade Chevruta team. Nancy ensures that each child is recognized for their unique gifts.

Joanne Citrin is a full-time educator and Lead Teacher for 6th/7th Grade. She brings to the JLL a love of Hebrew and Jewish tradition. Her passions for Hebrew, theater, food, dogs and travel feed her work with Chevruta students and 6th/7th Graders.

Ivy Schwartz is a full-time educator, Lead Teacher for K-2nd Grade, Chevruta teacher, 6th/7th Grade educator and coordinator of our Madrichim Team. Ivy applies her depth of Jewish culture to ensure that everyone she meets feels seen, heard and cared for.

Noam Vinokor-Meinrath is a full-time educator, Lead Teacher for 3rd/4th Grade as well as a 6th/7th Grade educator. Israeli by birth, Noam brings a breadth and depth of Jewish wisdom and knowledge along with Jewish day school teaching experience.

Ryan Murace spent many years as an avid participant in Jewish youth organizations such as BBYO and Hillel and is excited to now provide similar meaningful Jewish experience to the teens of WRT as the new Full Time Educator and Teen Engagement Specialist.

Patty Neiman greets students and parents with a smile as our Administrative Assistant. She helps ensure that all logistics of the JLL are in order.

Our team is broadened by the dedication and knowledge of part time educators and of course by our inspiring and gifted clergy partners:

  • Rabbi Jonathan Blake – Senior Rabbi
  • Cantor Amanda Kleinman – Senior Cantor
  • Cantor Danielle Rodnizki – Associate Cantor and Sharing Shabbat Lead Clergy
  • Rabbi Sasha Baken – Assistant Rabbi
  • Cantor Isaac Sonett-Assor – Assistant Canto