Chazzan Devin Goldenberg (Zayin) -- Hazzan Goldenberg is in his 10th year at Temple Aliyah. He teaches History and Tefillah in Zayin. Hazzan has extensive training and experience in all things Judaic. Over the past 25 years, he has served as the hazzan and spiritual leader of congregations in California, Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Massachussetts, and Rhode Island. He has performed and recorded with other outstanding cantors including Alberto Mizrachi, Kim Komrad, and the Lichterman Brothers. Devin Goldenberg is also an award winning composer whose works have been widely performed and recorded. He is a former president of the Phoenix Board of Cantors, a member of the Cantors Assembly since 1990, and a committed golfer.
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Mr. Bill Lichtman (Heh and Vav) -- Mr. Lichtman has been teaching at Temple Aliyah for 32 years. Mr. Lichtman received a B.A. and Master’s in Education from Boston University and Hebrew College, respectively. Mr. Lichtman also taught in the public schools in Boston for 42 years and has served as assistant director at Camp Yavneh. Mr. Lichtman loves to talk about sports.
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Ms. Judi Rapaport (Gesher) -- Ms. Rapaport is in her 20th year at Temple Aliyah teaching kindergarten and first grade and her 30th year as a kindergarten teacher at the Solomon Schecter Day School in Newton. She was the director of Camp Tevya and many students knew her as the assistant director of JCC Grossman Camp. Ms. Rapaport likes to take her vacations in Florida, where she visits her granddaughter Avery.
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Ms. Hope Cononico (Gan Aliyah, Baby & Me, Special Needs)
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Ms. Yardena Kapach-Winkler (Gimel and Vav)
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Ms. Betsy White (Bet) (Assistant, Zayin)
Betsy White is the 2nd grade teacher, Alef Adventure and 7th grade assistant. Betsy is also the 7th grade "Rosh Chodesh It’s A Girl Thing" advisor. Temple Aliyah has been her home for 2 years. Previously Betsy worked at other area synagogues. She attended South Area Solomon Schechter Day School and graduated from Quinnipiac University. Betsy enjoys reading while having a nice cup of warm tea. She also lives with her cat Bijou and goes for walks in her free time.
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Ms. Randi Burka (Dalet, Sunday) (Zayin) - I am very excited to be back at Temple Aliyah for a second year teaching Dalet and Zayin. I graduated from Boston University with a Bachelors of Science in Social Studies Education. Last year, I taught Social Studies at Wayland Middle School, and this year I am teaching sixth grade at the High Rock School in Needham. I am very passionate about teaching. I am very excited that I have the opportunity to combine my enthusiasm for education with my love of Judaism here at Temple Aliyah.
I grew up outside of Washington D.C. and am still a true blue D.C. sports fan. I am an avid traveller who has been to six of the seven continents. An unforgettable experience from my travels was when I visited the synagogue in Nairobi, Kenya. It was amazing to see a vibrant Jewish community halfway around the world!
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Ms. Sarah Shenar (Dalet - Monday and Wednesday) - Ms. Shenar is back teaching at Temple Aliyah as the 4th grade teacher. She is in her 23rd year teaching Hebrew schools in the Boston area (Temple Aliyah, Needham; Temple Bet-Am, Framingham; Temple Israel, Natick; Temple Shir-Tikvah, Wayland; Temple Bet-Avoda, Newton; Temple Emeth, Chestnut Hill). Sarah also served as a substitute teacher at Solomon Schechter and Rashi and as a private and small group Hebrew teacher. Sarah has a passion for Jewish arts and Talit silk painting. Sarah is also a dance and Yoga instructor.
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Ms. Amira Harari (Assistant, Bet and Vav)
Ms. Sara Greenberg (Assistant, Gimel and Zayin)
Mr. Noah Lubin (Assistant, Dalet and Vav)