Mrs. Rachel Leubitz has started her fourth year as the Academic Enhancement Program Coordinator at Hebrew Academy. She has a Bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from University of South Florida. Rachel lives in Hollywood Florida and is the proud mother to four children.
Mrs. Sigal Abramov
Sigal Abramov was born and raised in Tel Aviv. She joined the Hebrew Academy family in 2015 as the grade 5 grade Judaic studies assistant. She continued as a teacher in Nursery 3, and has now proudly joined the Academic Enhancement Program team, teaching Hebrew language and Judaic studies.
Ms. Chana Cohen
Miss Chana Cohen was born and raised in South Florida. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education with ESOL endorsement from Florida Atlantic University. For the past several years, she has taught students in both classroom, group and individual settings. Chana is a member of the Academic Enhancement Program team focusing on middle school general studies.
Mrs. Sara Beth Kahn joined the Hebrew Academy family and AEP team in 2014. Sara Beth and her husband have 3 children in the High School in Grades 10, 11, and 12, and two other children in Israel. She teaches ESOL (English as a Second Other Language) and reading in the elementary classes. Sara Beth earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education with a minor in Music and Psychology at Stern College and has a Masters Degree in Special Education from Hunter College. She lives in Miami Beach and is loving the climate.
Mrs. Beth Landesman is an alumna of the Hebrew Academy. She married her high school sweetheart, and her two daughters are currently third generation students at the Hebrew Academy. Beth graduated from Stern College with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and went on to earn her Masters Degree in Exceptional Student Education, from Barry University, with an endorsement in Autism. Beth is the media center specialist as well as part of the AEP support team.
Ms. Anat Moyal has been working at the Hebrew Academy for the past seven years. She is working toward a degree in Jewish Special Education from Hebrew College in Boston. Anat joined the Academic Enhancement Department three years ago where she works with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade focusing on Judaics and Ivrit.
Alexander Phoundoulakis joined the team at Hebrew Academy as the Resource Specialist for High School. With an extensive background in International Business, he was also instrumental in creating a nonprofit to support Etz Hayyim Synagogue on the Greek island of Crete, where he also served as the Administrative Secretary under the direction of his mentor Nikos Hannan Stavroulakis. While there, Alexander, ran intercultural and educational outreach programs between the Synagogue and local schools, educating students about the history and contributions of Greek Jewry over the centuries.
Mrs. Jennifer Roffman has been a teacher at Hebrew Academy for six years. For the past four years she has been working in the Academic Enhancement Program. Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in psychology from New York University and her dual Masters degree in general and special education from Hunter College. Jennifer was born and raised in Miami Beach and had the privilege of attending Hebrew Academy as a child, where her great- grandfather, grandfather, and father contributed to the establishment of the school and it's growth.
Mrs. Judy Schurz has been working at the academy since 2003. She works with students that have no background or minimum background in Judaic Studies. Her focus is to close the gaps and create a smooth transition into the regular classes.