Religious School Teachers
Here at Temple Beth El Religious School we are very proud of our teachers. Our wonderful faculty members bring many years of experience and enthusiasm to their positions. Even though they’re with our children for only a few hours each week, their impact is meaningful and lasting. Our teachers maintain regular contact with parents, and we encourage our parents to reach out to the teachers whenever they have questions, concerns or comments regarding their children’s Jewish education. Individual classroom activities and related assignments are shared privately by email directly from teachers to parents. Below each teacher has shared their approach to learning and curriculum. Enjoy!
My name is Sharon Melamed or as my students call me “HaMorah Sharon”. I was born in the USA, but have lived most of my life in Israel. I taught at Temple Beth El from 2006-2009, while my husband was stationed here through his job, and I’m thrilled to be back for another stint and working with the younger students.
My teaching style integrates everything we encounter in daily life; art, music, dance, computers, and cooking projects. We will sing, dance, draw and generally enjoy ourselves.
My goals are to strengthen my students’ Jewish identity, and promote a strong bond with the Jewish Community and Israel. I hope our families will also be involved in some of our fun projects.I know that many of my students will be leaving a Jewish nursery school and attending public school for the first time. I hope our Sunday classes will make the transition easier.
My name is Alisa Macari. I have been with TBE Religious School since 2007 and am looking forward to my seventh year with the school. This year, I will be teaching 3rd and 4th Grade Judaic Studies classes. Your children will be learning about Jewish Holidays, Bible Studies, Prophets, Israel and Jewish Values. The children can expect a year filled with learning, activities, projects and fun.
I look forward to meeting all my new students and would like to extend a special warm welcome to our new TBE students and their families. Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
On any given day you are likely to see Barbara Stambler walking through the temple with a guitar strapped on her back. Barbara has the privilege of teaching music to all of the children in the Religious School as well as being the Bar Mitzvah Assistant and the Family Service Accompanist.
Barbara’s love for the guitar started at a Jewish camp where she began to play guitar at the age of 16. As a Spanish and bilingual teacher in the New York City she continued playing guitar and formed a bilingual choir. For the last 18 years she has combined her teaching skills with her love of guitar and song by teaching vocal music in synagogues throughout the region. Her love of music and our Jewish heritage inspired her to expand her horizons to include the cantilation of Torah and Haftarah. For the last six years Barbara has been tutoring Bar and Bat Mitzvah students in addition to teaching music to all grades. The 2013-2014 school year will mark Barbara’s 13th year as a member of the staff at Temple Beth El.