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Staci Aronson

Staci is a longtime Chicagoan and her family has been affiliated with NSCI for decades. Staci has a bachelors degree in elementary education and a masters in special education. She currently  teaches at Arie Crown. Staci lives in Chicago with her husband and five children ages 9 to 19.

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Lynn Friend

Lynn has an MSW from Loyola University and a BS in elementary education from the University of Illinois. She has been teaching for over 30 years, everything from art to Hebrew to Jewish studies. Lynn developed an individualized class to meet the needs of any student who is in need of a more individualized approach to learning.

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Stacy Kirchheimer

Stacy earned her BA in History and Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studied abroad at Tel Aviv University, and attended OSRUI for summer camp. Stacy has over 17 years of teaching experience combined with a very strong Jewish education. Stacy has completed the Hebrew Through Movement online seminar, and teaches HTM in her classrooms. She lives in Highland Park with her husband, Mike and 3 kids, Harrison, Hanna, and Hope. In her free time, she enjoys the theatre, biking, cross-country skiing, and baking cookies with her kids.

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Greta Rothschild

Greta has been the Education Director of the Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living for nearly two decades. In her 35 years in Jewish education, she has also worked as a Jewish Family Educator, Synagogue Program Director, Camp Director, Youth Advisor, Mentor, Teacher and Hebrew/B'nei Mitzvah Tutor. She holds an MSW from Yeshiva University and a BSW and Jewish Studies Certificate from Indiana University. She is also a graduate of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School for Educators and the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute.

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Judy Weiss

Judy has been involved in Jewish education for all of her professional life, teaching Hebrew and Judaica to both children and adults. She currently teaches a course in the Adult Florence Melton Mini School, and is involved in family education in other local synagogues.  She has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and completed the Master Teacher Program from the Chicago Board of Jewish Education. She is married to Rabbi David Weiss, Director of Hospice Services for Passages Hospice. They have three married sons and eight grandchildren.

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