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Shomrei Torah"s Outstanding Faculty

Rabbi Mark- Director of Congregational Learning



Laura Lewis (Hooray for Holidays)

Dassy Mark (Kindergarten - Grade 2)


Rabbi Claire Ginsburg Goldstein  (3rd - 4th Gr Hebrew, Junior Congregation)

Wendy Dratler (3rd – 4th Gr Judaica)

Wendy has served as a Hebrew School teacher for eight years. She is certified as a Special & Elementary Teacher, Reading Specialist and Supervisor of Reading. 

Wendy has had years of experience in both secular and Jewish special education.  For eighteen years she was the Director of the Center for Special Education at The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life and consulted to 44 congregational schools and 34 preschools in Metro West. When the Center closed in 2007 she established a private practice to continue to provide service to Metro West synagogues. In addition Wendy created teacher training workshops and special education settings for synagogues, Federations, and Jewish Community Centers state wide.


Linda Ripps (5th Gr)

Linda Ripps comes to us with many years of experience teaching in supplementary religious schools, including a previous stint at Shomrei Torah (2016-18) as a Hebrew tutor and permanent sub.  Linda, who lives in Fair Lawn, and is the Registrar and Bursar at the Academy for Jewish Religion, has master's degrees in library service and in Jewish education.  Previously she was the Religious school director at Cong. B'nai Israel in Millburn, and also the founding program director of the PJ Library in both the MetroWest and Northern New Jersey communities. She is a former Ramah camper and staff member, and spent many years working with Kadima and USY on the chapter, regional, and international levels.  In her free time, Linda likes doing needlework, and reading, especially Jewish children's literature, and she looks forward to sharing some of her favorite stories with your children.  

Beth Julie (6th – 7th Gr Hebrew)

Beth received her early Jewish background at religious school program so she recognizes how much this education can impact young lives. This understanding has consistently guided Beth's teaching. This is her 4th year at a Conservative synagogue in Monroe NY and her 3rd year at Shomrei Torah!





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