Educators


Rabbi Menachem Creditor


Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Spiritual Leader of Congregration Netivot Shalom






Educators

Danielle Bohnik, Hebrew Specialist
Danielle was born in Israel and moved to the United States in 2003.  Since being in California, Danielle has worked at various synagogues and schools.  At Congregation Anshey Sfard in San Francisco she helped to create the Hebrew School and also created and led a Hebrew program for children and adults in Biblical and Modern Hebrew language.
Aside from being with us at Ketzev, Danielle currently teaches Hebrew and Judaic Studies at Congregation Temple Emanuel, Congregation Adat Israel and at the Shalom School.
Something that is close to Danielle's heart is her work doing Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparatory instruction for the children of Russian Jewish families who would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in this celebration and rite of passage.
Danielle very much enjoys being an educator.  She is used to working with students who are new to the Hebrew language as well as those who are at an advanced level.
Danielle is enthusiastic about helping her students to become interested in their Jewish identity and she is very happy to bring her knowledge of Hebrew language, Torah, Jewish history and Israeli culture to her students.  Danielle's dream is that all Jews will know the Hebrew language and will feel connected to Judaism.
Danielle is the mother of a wonderful son.



Judy Massarano, Educator
Judy received her Judaic Studies teaching certificate from Michlala Jerusalem College for Women, earned her B.A. from Yeshiva University's Stern College in Literature, and received her M.A. from California State University in Special Education. She worked in K-12 Special Education with the visually impaired community in Los Angeles for a number of years and then returned to her roots in Jewish Education. Judy has taught Judaic Studies in the Bay Area for 21 years, for institutions like Oakland Hebrew Day School, Kevah and Ketzev.  She also works with bar and bat mitzvah students and adults, teaching synagogue skills.
Judy currently is a preschool teacher at Netivot Shalom Preschool and was awarded the 2015 Helen Diller Family Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education in the Congregation or Community School Category.
Judy enjoys adventures of all kinds, music, literature, cooking, gardening, hiking, and travel.  Her favorite place to be is Israel, second only to Berkeley, where she makes her home with Glenn.  Judy loves the diversity of each child and believes in facilitating positive Jewish experiences created by her students!