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We are pleased to announce that we have engaged Rabbi David Paskin as Director of Youth Learning and Living for The Ruth and Lewis Davis Religious School at Shaarei Kodesh.

David Paskin, or Rabbi David as he is known, is an accomplished spiritual leader, singer/songwriter, entertainer, Jewish futurist, social activist and award-winning Jewish educator. Prior to moving to Florida, David served as the rabbi and spiritual leader of Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, Massachusetts for seventeen years. David currently serves the Palm Beach and Broward county Jewish communities as a spiritual leader and teacher while spending his summers as Rosh Musica (Music Director) at Camp Ramah Darom in Georgia.

Rabbi David's accomplishments in Jewish education were recognized when he received the Keter Torah Award from the Bureau of Jewish Education in Massachusetts. David has also been recognized by the Association of Rabbis and Cantors (2012), the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School (2009), The National Brain Tumor Society (2008), The Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (2008), Ordinary Heroes Hall of Fame (2007), Synagogue Council of Massachusetts (2007), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (2005), Boy Scouts of America (2005), South Area Solomon Schechter Day School (2004), Boston JCC Maccabi Games (2004), Temple Beth Abraham (2003), State Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2002), Grossman Camp (2001) and Temple Shalom of Milton (1996). 

We are happy to have Mr. Zach Goldstein as our Judaic studies teacher for grades 3-7. “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 full-time 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.  

Julie Zeno (Garinim Madricha - K-2 Learning Guide)

Juli Zeno has her degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  A former elementary school teacher and administrator, Ms. Zeno has a wealth of experience working in the field of education as well as with non-profit organizations. Currently, Ms. Zeno is the Founder of EZvisitation.  This company provides supervised visitation services to non-custodial parents. 

Ms. Zeno served as the CEO to a non-profit school serving children with moderate to severe disabilities and was the program Director of the Plant A Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative where she was responsible for a seed to table grassroots initiative in 50 Miami-Dade County Public Elementary Schools.  Having served on the South Florida Hunger Coalition, Hialeah Healthy Families Task Force, Building Healthy Communities, Childhood Obesity Project in Opa-locka, District Wellness Advisory Committee, Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Education and Marketing committees, E-Board member for Margate’s Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) and with the Steering Committee for PhilanthroFest, Ms. Zeno has a plethora of experience working in our community. 

Ms. Zeno was chosen as one of the 100 Most Outstanding Women of Broward County for 2012 and was nominated again for 2013 and 2014.  She currently mentors homeless women in and continues to volunteer on various projects throughout Broward County.

Mon, August 20 2018 9 Elul 5778