Meet Your B’nei Mitzvah Tutors!

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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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Greta Rothschild

Greta has been the Education Director of the Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living for the past 16 years. 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. She is thrilled to join the team of b'nei mitzvah tutors at NSCI. Greta is currently available to tutor on Mondays and Sunday afternoons.

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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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