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Our Teachers

Meet our Morim (Teachers) for the 2020-2021 (5781) Shul School Year!
 

 

Staci Scheinblum, Gan/Alef/Bet Teacher (Kindergarten/1st Grade/2nd Grade) and Shabbat for Kids & Tots Leader
  Staci has a Masters degree in Special Education and has been working with infants and toddlers with special needs for the past 28 years. She has been a part of KHN in a variety of capacities for the past 25 years: ritual committee member, board member, Jewish Reconstructionist Federation liaison, and lay leader; however, her love has always been teaching and working with children. Over the years, Staci has taught many grades and was the family education program coordinator. She has attended many teacher trainings at the Central Agency for Jewish Education to further her studies, has participated in a program to become a mentor to other teachers, and has assisted with school curriculum development. In addition to teaching in Shul School, Staci initiated and has run the Tot Shabbat program for the past 19 years, as well as other family programs, including Movie Night and Pizza Night. It's a joy for her to combine her love of Jewish heritage and spirituality with her love of working with children.

 

Rabbi Jonah Rank, Gimel/Dalet/Heh Teacher (3rd/4th/5th Grade)

  Rabbi Jonah, the Director of the Shul School, earned an MA in Jewish Thought and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2015. An award-winning Jewish songwriter, he studied Music at Columbia University and Jewish Music at JTS as an undergraduate. During four summers of Rabbinical School, he created innovative Jewish educational spaces at the Berkshire Institute for Music and Art, a pluralistic Jewish program for creative high schoolers.

Rabbi Jonah taught Jewish Studies in the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan’s Middle School before serving as the Maskil (“Teacher-of-Tradition”) at the Shaar Shalom Synagogue in Halifax, NS. When there, he facilitated adult educational offerings, led musical services, taught beney mitzvah students, and collaborated with the community’s Education Committee in rebooting the Halifax Joint Hebrew School. 

Rabbi Jonah lives in Yardley, PA, where he and his spouse, Rabbi Dr. Raysh Weiss, love to spend time with the Weiss-Rank children. Rabbi Jonah enjoys writing and editing for a variety of Jewish educational, academic, and liturgical projects—including Siddur Kanfey HaShekhinah, a forthcoming (mostly) traditional Ashkenazic Hebrew prayer book where the language referring to God is (almost) entirely feminine. Rabbi Jonah also enjoys comedy and ice cream.

 

Rabbi Diana Miller, Yud Teacher (10th Grade, Confirmation)
  Rabbi Diana graduated from Barnard College and earned her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work. A certified yoga and meditation teacher, Diana taught in grade schools, camps, yoga centers, retreats centers, senior centers, in supported housing environments to those living with HIV and mental illness, and for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Diana was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2011. During rabbinical school worked she in hospital settings and at senior centers as a chaplain and student rabbi. Rabbi Diana has served at Kehilat Hanahar since 2011. She is delighted to learn with students in the confirmation class as well as preparing one-on-one with b'nai mitzvah students. She loves co-leading the Tot/Kid Shabbat gatherings, bringing song and movement. In her spare time, she practices yoga, is learning Yiddish and loves exploring cities. Rabbi Diana lives in Lambertville, NJ with her partner Scott and their cat, Perchik.  

 

Joan Loeb, Dalet/Heh/Vav/Zayin (4th/5th/6th/7th Grades) Hebrew & B'nei Mitzvah Tutor

Bio coming soon. 

Fri, September 24 2021 18 Tishrei 5782