Heather Bloomfield, widowed mother to Alabama Kate aged 9, and Jade aged 12. Recently moved from the Riverdale neighborhood in New York City where I was very active within our Congregation at Riverdale Temple. Our children attended nursery school there as well as Hebrew school. It was a congregation where my husbands family were founding members and I continued in my Mother-in-Laws footsteps being active within all aspects of our Synagogue from nursery school to Hebrew school to contributing to all fundraisers and events. This will be my first time having a Hebrew class of my own so this will open an entirely new chapter as my family settles in and plants roots within our new community.
I am very excited to meet all the students and have a great year!(more…)
Hi I’m Larissa. I began teaching religious school in 2000 and have either taught or been principal for 20 years. I took a year off in 2020 because I was getting a little burned out, but I do love hanging out with kids. Although my first love is teaching K/1 – because I’m a big kid still and love to color and roll around on the floor – I also LOVE working with the bar/bat mitzvah age students who are really starting to ask hard questions about what Judaism is and why it’s important to their daily life. Those are questions that every Jew should ask themselves every day, so I look forward to working through it with this year’s class.
My favorite Jewish food is latkes! Nobody has ever cooked a potato in a way that I won’t eat it, but crispy, fried latkes are THE BEST!