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Joel Simon - Education Director - DaletTeacher
Dr. Simon attended Albert Einstein Jewish Day School in Wilmington for kindergarten and 1st grade before entering the public school system. During 2nd-7th grades he attended the Talmud Torah program through Adas Kodesh Shel Emeth, a traditional congregation in Wilmington. In addition to his secular education Joel continued his study of Judaism in the evenings and weekends through 8th-12th grades at Gratz Hebrew High School, graduating in 1989. Joel has taught in the SJC religious school for several school years working with various age groups, served as the associate director, and has served as the director of the religious school since the summer of 2014. Dr. Simon has been a teacher and a guidance counselor in high schools for the past 22 school years and is currently a guidance counselor at Cape Henlopen High School. Additionally he serves as adjunct professor of behavioral sciences and school counseling for Wilmington University. Joel has a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State in Secondary Education, a Master of School Counseling, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership both from Wilmington University.
David Kobrin - Dalet Class Teacher
David has taught 5th through 8th grades plus Bat and Bar mitzvah students for over 20 years in Westchester NY. Additionally David has taught at SJC for the last two years and has been tutoring several others. David enjoys working with children and particularly enjoys watching students' progress and confidence grow with language acquisition and the learning of traditions.
Narda Namrow - Gimmel Class Teacher
Narda's fifth year teaching in our school. She is a mortgage loan officer at Eagle Bank in Montgomery County, Maryland. Narda feels strongly about educating all of our children at Seaside including her two daughters.
Ethan Simon - Gimmel Class Teacher
Ethan Simon is an 9 grade student at Cape Henlopen High School. Ethan loves teaching Hebrew letters to SJC's youngest students. This is Ethan's third year teaching in the religious school.
Emily Freid - Gimmel Class Teacher
My name is Emily Freid, I am sixteen years old and starting my second year of high school at Sussex Academy. This will be my fourth year teaching at Seaside Jewish Community religious school and I am proud of it. I enjoy coming to the Synagog on Sundays to teach as well as learn from my eager, young students. In addition, I stay busy by going to dance classes and horseback riding lessons during my free time. I can hardly wait for this school year to begin.
Alyssa Simon - Bet Class Teacher
Alyssa has been teaching at Seaside for approximately 6 years. She believes strongly in being a Jewish role model for her children. Seaside allows her children to be part of the Jewish community in Sussex County. Alyssa teaches special education during the school year and summer at both Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen. This will be her 17th year in education. Alyssa has a bachelor of education degree from The University of Delaware, and master of education degrees from Bloomsburg University and Wilmington University.
Marissa Hawtof - Bet Class Teacher
Marissa Hawtof is a 9th grade student at Sussex Academy. She will be teaching at SJC for a Third year. Marissa enjoys working with the younger students and is enthusiastic about teaching the Bet class.
David Udoff - Bet Class Teacher
This will be David's first year teaching at Seaside. A member of the congregation since 2013, David is a copy editor for a scientific journal publisher in Bethesda, Maryland. His daughter will be entering her fourth year at the Religious School. David has been involved in a number of activities at Seaside and currently serves as Secretary of the Seaside Board of Directors. He and his family have immersed themselves in Jewish life since moving to Delaware and are proud to serve the Seaside congregation and its students at the Religious School.
Marjorie Kobrin - Alef Class Teacher
Marjorie has taught Kindergarten through 2nd grade Religious School for over 20 years and was the Early Childhood Director of the Rosenthal JCC in Westchester NY for 35 years. This is her 8th year teaching at SJC beginning with "Mommy and Me" Holiday programs. Her dream, beginning in the teenage years, was to develop programs for children in order to enhance their Jewish Heritage.
Sarah Hawtof - Alef Class Teacher
This upcoming year will be Sarah Hawtof's fifth year teaching religious school. She started teaching after her bat mitzvah. She teaches because she wants to have a positive influence on the younger Jewish community members in our area. Sarah is an 11th grade student at Sussex Academy.
Isabella Sachs - Alef Class Teacher
My name is Isabella Sachs, and I'm a 9th grader at Sussex Academy. I love teaching Hebrew to the students, and this will be my second year teaching at SJC.
Jeffrey Hawtof - Music Teacher
Dr. Hawtof has been a Religious school teacher and / or the music teacher for seaside for close to 11 years now. Our music program teaches both holiday and religious music.
Vicki Albrecht - Art Instructor