Lori Beth Blum (aka:Morah Lori)  grew up in Boca Raton and received a BA in Elementary Education with a Minor in Judaic Studies from FAU.  She attended Donna Klein Jewish Academy and Spanish River High School, where she was a Pathfinder finalist in Educational Development. Her own experience as an officer in Kadima and USY led to her several years as a Bonim, Kadima and USY advisor.  Since the age of 12, when Morah Lori assisted in Jewish pre-school settings, she has been involved in Jewish education. Morah Lori has been a lead teacher in local early childhood programs and has taught in Religious School programs on all grade levels.  In addition to her formal classroom teaching experience, Morah Lori has innovated and implemented curriculum for both secular and Judaic studies programs. She introduced many new concepts and activities.  She is a hands-on teacher who offers unique and fun classroom experience including cooking, family programming, her original “Ma La A’sot” (what should I do?), and the “much loved by students” weekly Sedra scene activity.  In her previous teaching positions, parents have requested that Lori move up a grade in religious school so that their children may continue to have her as a teacher.  During the past four years that Morah Lori has been with Shaarei Kodesh, some CSK parents may recognize her from her babysitting duties on Shabbat mornings and as our Youth Director


We are happy to have Mr. Zach Goldstein as our Judaic studies teacher for grades 4-7. “Mr. Zach”, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Education. During his studies at FAU, Mr. Zach was chosen to be an Interim Teacher on Record for the “Accelerated Induction into Teaching” program. Currently, he is a fulltime English teacher at Olympic Heights High School here in Boca Raton for the past 4 years with FDOE certification and ESOL endorsement. He is also a freshman advisor and orientation leader.

Mr. Zach has a rich background in Judaism through his traditional upbringing in both his family life and current engagement in Jewish values and community. He brings his love of Judaism to our students along with excellent teaching and professional skills. With a natural ability to relate well to both students and staff, Mr. Zach is an asset to our school.  

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