Certificate for Teaching Hebrew to Non-native Speakers, Department for Hebrew Teachers Training, Rothberg School for Overseas Students, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1994.


Jewish Community High School of the Bay, San Francisco, California,Spring semester 2003, August 2008 to present – teacher of Hebrew language, beginner level, NETA curriculum. 2010-to present: NETA coordinator.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, California, October 2002-June 2008 – teacher of modern Hebrew, levels A through E, Sunday intensive courses (“Ulpan”) and Prayerbook Hebrew levels 1 and 2. Developed special thematic courses for advanced students such as “From Lu Yehi to Chad Gadya – Learning Hebrew through Chava Alberstein’s songs” (Summer 2003), “It’s in the Bible! A biblical look at modern Israeli culture” (winter 2004), “Ima is gonna sing you a lullaby – teaching Hebrew through Hebrew lullabies” (summer 2004) and “Let’s speak Hebrew!” conversational Hebrew for advanced students.

Lehrhaus Judaica Adult School for Jewish Studies, Berkeley, California, July 2005-2008 – teacher of modern Hebrew, levels A through C.

Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, California,
February 2005-February 2006 – teacher of modern Hebrew, beginner levels.

Israel Center, San Francisco, CA, May 2002-2006 – moderator of Conversational Hebrew Sessions at Café VeIvrit, a monthly gathering of Bay Area Hebrew-speakers.

University of San Francisco, California, July 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 – teacher of modern Hebrew at the The Swig Judaic Studies Program’s intensive Hebrew summer course (Ulpan), level A.

The Hebrew Short Story Club, San Francisco Bay Area, June 2002-2008 – co-founder and moderator of The Hebrew Short Story Club, a group of advanced, non-native Hebrew readers who meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss a short, contemporary story they have all read.

Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco, California, January – May 2005 – teacher of Hebrew and Hebrew prayer at the Kadima program, K6-K7. Summer

Hebrew Courses, Rothberg School for Overseas Students, Hebrew University,Jerusalem, Israel, Summer 2000 and summer 1999 – An elective course “Israeli Society” for the Dalet level (4th, intermediate).

Prep Courses, Rothberg School for Overseas, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Spring term 2000, Hebrew for the Hei level (5th, advanced).

Beatitude Community, Bethlehem, Israel. Summer term 2000 and Fall term 2000, Aleph level (1st, beginners).

Milah Institute for Language, Culture and Social Action, Jerusalem, Israel. 1996-1999. Levels Aleph and Bet (1st and 2nd, beginners), a Writing Skills course, a Current Events course.

Center for Jewish-Christian Studies, Madrid, Spain. 1995-1996, beginners.

Summer Hebrew Courses for Overseas Students, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Immersion Program (beginners)1996; Dalet level (4th, intermediate level) summers 1994, 1995.

Hebrew University’s Hebrew Course, Moscow, Russia, winter term 1995, levels Aleph and Gimel (1st, 3rd, beginners, intermediate).

Ulpan Kibutz Program of the Israeli Ministry of Education, Kibutz Ramat-Rachel, Fall term 1994, Aleph level (beginners).

Presentations and Workshops:

Naomi Shemer’s Jerusalem of Gold, Food for Thought Series – Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA, June 2015 and The Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, December 2015.

Etgar Keret, and Israeli writer – The Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, March 2012.

The JCHS Parents’ Book Club – moderator of the October meeting about a translated Israeli novel, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, San Francisco, 2010 to present.

It’s in the Bible! Biblical figures and stories in current Israeli music – teaching Hebrew through songs for the advanced level, 22nd NAPH International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, June 19-22, 2005. Bible by the Bay, Palo Alto, California, December 2006, March 2008; Feast of Jewish Learning, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, January 2007, January 2008.