Mrs. Ariela Davis - Menahelet
Ariela Davis is an energetic Jewish educator with close to 20 years of experience teaching a range of Judaic subjects at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels at schools in New York, Jerusalem, Houston and Charleston, SC. Before making Aliyah to Bet Shemesh, Ariela served as the Judaic Principal of Addlestone Hebrew Academy and the Rebbetzin of Brith Sholom Beth Israel, where she worked with students and adults of a range of backgrounds and hashkafot. Ariela received her BA in Journalism from Stern College and her MS in Jewish education from Azrieli Graduate School for Jewish Education and uses her love of writing, speaking and learning to inspire students and adults to find meaning and relevance in Judaism in a way that enables them to connect and flourish on their own individual path. Ariela loves Israeli history and politics, correcting the spelling on street signs in Israel, watching dolphins at sunrise and hiking in Israel - and specifically racing her students up mountains!
Mrs. Zippi Klein - Assistant Menahelet
Mrs. Zippi Klein has a B.A. in Biology and Tanach from YU’s Stern College and an MS. in Education from Azrieli School of Education and Administration. She also holds a certificate in Teacher Mentoring from American Jewish University. Zippi brings over a decade of experience in teaching, curriculum development and school administration, at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In addition to supporting each student’s needs, Zippi strongly believes in helping students elevate their own expectations to maximize their growth in learning. Zippi served as the Tanach department chair in one of Los Angeles’s leading day schools before making Aliyah with her husband and four children.
Mrs. Shana Wasosky - Educational Director
Mrs. Wasosky has a successful track record of teaching and educational reform in the homeschooling and traditional classroom platform. She has 20 years of experience and hundreds of students who have completed their GED or Penn Foster degrees with her guidance. Mrs. Wasosky holds a Bachelor's degree in history and physics, a Master's degree in Education, and is a trained Jewish Montessori teacher. She lives in Ramat Bet Shemesh with her husband and five children.
Mrs. Shira Lipman - Reading Specialist
Mrs. Lipman holds a B.A. in Jewish Education and a dual Master’s degree in Education and Special Ed. She also holds an M.Ed. in School Counseling from Loyola University of MD. Mrs. Lipman has taught students in 1st – 12th grades both Limudei Kodesh and General Studies for more than 20 years. During that time, she implemented and directed the Special Education program in Ezra Academy in Queens, NY. Most recently, Shira has been involved in Ohr Moshe from its earliest stages, and looks forward to bringing this experience to Orly.