Faculty Directory

Director of Education: 

Rabbi Sally Finestone

In addition to serving as our rabbi, she is also the Director of Or Atid's Jewish Learning Lab. Raised in one of only two Jewish families in Clifton Forge, a rural town in the Virginia mountains, Rabbi Finestone is among the first group of women rabbis receiving an ordination in 1982 from Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Cincinnati, and also holds a Masters degree from Harvard Divinity School, and an honorary Doctorate degree from HUC.

 

Administrative Staff: 

Linda Rosenburg

Linda is an important person in our office, assisting with school and synagogue activities, helping with food and room set up for special events and the production and delivery of communications to our membership.

 

Classroom Teachers:

Beresheet/Pre-K/Kindergarten: Nava Eisenberg 

A creative educator with over thirty years experience working with young children. On Wednesdays, Nava serves as our Hebrew specialist, helping children at all levels find mastery and comfort with the Hebrew language. Nava was born and raised in Israel, graduated from Tel Aviv University and has been involved in Jewish education for over 25 years both as a classroom teacher and administrator. 
 

Kitah Bet/Grade 2: Jennifer Marshal

A recent graduate from Framingham State, with advanced training in special education, Jennifer is known for her ability to create a fun learning environment in her classroom. 

Kitah Dalet/Grade 4: Luda Levy

Recently arrived from Israel via Minneapolis, Luda has a wide range of teaching experience ranging from primary grades through high school, and has a background in radio, TV, and film production. 

Kitah Hey/ Grade 5: Eli Katzoff

With over ten years of  teaching experience, Eli is known for his off-beat and creative thinking, and makes even the most challenging topics fun and exciting. 

 

 

Kitah Vav and Zayin/Grades 6 & 7: Misha Clebaner

A rabbinic student from Hebrew College, Misha has taught in a wide variety of Jewish institutions both here and in Israel, and brings a strong camp background into his unique classroom experience. Misha is also our Rabbinic Intern, sponsored by the Andrea Hill Williams Rabbinic Scholarship. 


 

Kitah Vav and Zayin/Grades 6 & 7: Ben Einsidler 

Ben, an experienced educator and known writer, brings his teaching experience from Prozdor and from JCDS to our community, and loves to "maximize the talents of all students."

 


Educational Support Staff:

Hebrew Specialist: Nava Eisenberg
Specialist Education Consultant: Arlene Schrager
Special Education Aide: Marina Kaplan
 

Shabbat b'Yahad Staff:

Kindergarten & Grade 1: Nava Eisenberg
Grades 2 & 3: Avital Skolnick
Grades 4 & 5: Tracy Manousaridis

Rabbinic Intern: Misha Clebaner
Grade 6: Larry Sternberg

Contact information

If you would like to reach our administrative staff or one of our teachers, call the Or Atid office at 508-358-9623 or email Rabbi Finestone at Rabbi@congregationoratid.org.

Social Action

Family Promise - Hosting Homeless Families

Or Atid joins forces with Peace Lutheran to host homeless families for two weeks, twice during the year. Next hosting dates TBA.  

Community Cooks!

Upcoming date: TBA.  Help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. Coordinated through Community Cooks. To volunteer, send email here.

Patient Navigator Service

In conjunction with JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. Email Laura Blumberg with questions and to volunteer. 

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 . Help set up, clean up and serve a meal to homeless people at this Waltham soup kitchen. Great opportunity for children ages 8 and up and adults. Choose a Sunday. 

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Adult Education

Our classes are complete! Check back here for a new slate of classes this coming Fall.

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