We are delighted to welcome two new teachers to the IJC Hebrew School this year: Sarah Lederman and Hadar Argamani.
Sarah Lederman will be teaching Kita Bet. Her family has been a member of IJC for many years and we are very excited she will be joining us. She recently graduated with a Master in the Arts.
Sarah is a filmmaker based in Brussels ( www.sarahlederman.be ). Sarah explains: At the age of 16 I travelled with the IJC Teen Group to Israel together with Rabbi Nathan. When I was 18, I spent a year in Israel doing charity work and walking the National Trail (999km). I look forward to being an IJC Hebrew Teacher, teaching basic Hebrew and the holidays. And most of all letting our children explore their Jewish identity.’
Teaching Kita Aleph will be Hadar Argamani. Hadar feels that community life and Judaism is an important part of her life. She adds: I discovered a passion for teaching and developing the other when I became a mother of a fantastic daughter. As an Israeli, to support the community is important and I'm really excited about starting to teach for the IJC.".
Maayan Smith returns as this year’s BarBat Mitzvah teacher. The longest serving teacher on the staff, he has been teaching at the IJC for over 10 years (!). He works with children at the IJC, Beth Hillel and teaches a modern Hebrew Ulpan at EJCC. Maayan is also a professional musician with a Masters Degree in Classical and Jazz performance. He performs regularly in Jazz clubs and theaters in Belgium and abroad. Maayan adds: I am passionate about languages, history and music. I love connecting with kids and looking for ways to engage them as they form their Jewish identities.
Hebrew School begins on September 5. With new challenges, we are looking forward to having a wonderful year.