Meet Our Team

Rabbi David Levy is an associate rabbi and the Jewish Learning Lab director at WRT. Ordained by Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York, he joined WRT in July 2012 and has loved being a part of the WRT congregational community. Learn more about Rabbi David Levy, here.

Felicia Block is the Jewish Learning Lab assistant director. She holds an M.S. Ed from Bank Street College of Education and has worked in an alternative education settings for 25 years. She has brought warmth, excitement, and passion to our building and the JLL program. Her door is always open!

Nancy Abraham, lead Hebrew educator and learning differences specialist, ensures that each child is recognized for his or her unique gifts. She oversees our K–6 Hebrew curriculum, shepherds our K–2 curriculum, teaches and tutors, and is on hand to answer any questions about our Hebrew education program.

Rebecca Anolick is a full-time educator at the Lab and a key partner with our fourth grade community, Chevruta learners, and WRTeens. Becca is excited to continue the exploration of engaging, innovative, project-based learning at the JLL.

Joanne Citrin, full-time educator, brings to the JLL a love of Hebrew and Jewish traditions. Her passions for Hebrew, theater, food, and travel feed her work with Chevruta students, seventh Grade workshops, WRTeens, and kindergarten Monthly Mensches.

Gena Eisenberg is our JLL receptionist. Greeting everyone with a smile, Gena is the first point of contact in our office and happy to assist in any way she can during JLL hours.

Jaime Gluska is our database and financial administrator. In addition to assisting with financials and day-to-day activities, Jaime comes with a wealth of gifts from graphic design to Jewish knowledge. She is an integral part of our team.

Aaron Hersh is a full-time educator at the JLL. He brings enthusiasm for Jewish music, the Hebrew language and joyful learning to the community. Aaron works with our second and third grade students, as well as the Chevruta and Mercaz programs, and will continue as the point person for our seventh grade initiatives.

Ivy Schwartz, full-time educator, brings a deep knowledge of Jewish learning to WRT. She also brings the gift of ensuring that everyone she meets feels seen and heard. She will focus on third grade and will continue to enrich our Madrichim (teen leadership program) and Mercaz programs.

Zachary Shabman is a full-time educator. He is a ben-bayit, someone who grew up in our congregation and is looking forward to working with the next generation of WRT. Zaq will be working primarily as a Chevruta instructor, sixth grade Sunday teacher, and a point person with our teens.

We are also joined by many talented teachers and all of our clergy, who focus on ensuring a quality education for everyone:

  • Rabbi Jonathan Blake
  • Cantor Amanda Kleinman (Music with K–2; Chabibeat: Children’s Choir)
  • Rabbi Daniel Reiser (Family Mitzvah Corp; Weekly Tefillah)
  • Cantor Mia Fram Davidson (Sharing Shabbat)
  • Rabbinic Intern Ariel Milan Polisar (Grade 1 Monthly Mensches; Confirmation)
  • Rabbinic Intern Sasha Baken (Mercaz)
  • Cantorial Intern Isaac Sonett-Assor (Music with grades 3–4; Chabibeat Youth Choir)