Religious School teacher Leah Hadashi brings her enthusiasm for Judaism and Jewish education for a third year in fall 2019 as principal of our learning program for Temple youth ages 3 through high school.
As principal, she serves as chief administrator for our Sunday and weekday Hebrew program, working with Rabbi Paula Jayne Winnig, Religious School Committee Chair Wendi Wallet, and our teachers to ensure an enriching Jewish education for students. In addition, Leah will teach our students in 8th grade and high school with Rabbi Winnig.
“I am passionate about Jewish Education because I see the value a positive early experience can have on a person as they grow older,” Leah said. “I want the education that the students receive here at CAV and the experiences that they partake in to stay with them and help to build the solid base that they are able to stand on as strong and proud Jewish adults.”
Leah began teaching in our Religious School in late 2010, including students in second grade through b’nei mitzvah. She and her husband, Shai, have four children. Originally from West Lafayette, Leah made Aliyah in 1999. She and Shai lived in Ramat Gan for three years before moving back to the States.