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 alternative education settings for 25 years. Felicia brings 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.
Kayla Gitlin is a full-time Educator working primarily with our Chevruta learners, WRTeens and is a song leader for our WRT community. She is part of the URJ’s CLASP Fellowship program and part of the Jewish Star mentorship program through Jewish Rock Radio.
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.
Rachel Hershman is a full-time educator passionate about re-envisioning Jewish education for the 21st century. She is finishing a double masters in Jewish Education and Nonprofit Management at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Rachel has worked in a supplemental religious school setting since becoming a madricha, a classroom aide, in 2004. She is ready to bring creativity and enthusiasm to our WRTeen Passport program and our Chevruta tutoring sessions!
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.
Our team is complete with the dedication and talent of our part time teachers and the inspiration and gifts of our clergy who strive to meet the needs of each student: