I was born in New York, but spent 25 years in Israel (high school, military, college). I have a Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education with a focus on Jewish Day Schools from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. I spent three summers at Hebrew College at the BishVil HaIvrit Teachers program and attended two Tal AM Hebrew instruction training Institutes in Orange, NJ. I am also a trained musician with an undergraduate degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music and a graduate degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. I enjoy being involved in anything related to the performing arts and visual arts, travel, cooking, and I am obsessed with dogs. - mutts, purebreds, large, small - love 'em all!