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Learn more about our PTTS tutors:

Meira Gotesdyner

Student Age Range:  Prefer working with

middle school and up, although I can work

with all ages starting from Kindergarten.

Subjects: Teaching Hebrew as a second language,

Jewish Literacy, text, history and anything that

is connected to our Jewish heritage

Virtual or in-person:  Virtual (resides in CA)



Read more about Meira here. 

Josh Lipson

Student Age Range: All ages

Subjects: Hebrew language (including but not limited to bar mitzvah Hebrew), Hebrew Bible, Jewish literacy.

Virtual or in-person: Either in person or virtual



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Sarah Robinson

Student Age Range:  Middle school and up

Subjects: B'nai mitzvah training and all Judaic Studies

Virtual or in-person:  Virtual 



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Yehudit Robinson

Student Age Range: Elementary and middle school

Subjects: Customizes the curriculum based on student interests, such as bible study, Hebrew reading, Hebrew language, Shearith Israel prayers, Jewish holidays, b'nei mitzvah preparation, etc.

Virtual or in-person: Available for zoom sessions Mondays-Thursdays

Yehudit previously taught at PTTS and prepared teen
boys to lead services, teen girls to chant Shir HaShirim, 
and students for b'nei mitzvah services.


Read more about Yehudit and other tutors here.

Lauren Schneider

Student Age Range: Grades K - 5

Subjects: Comfortable teaching all Judiac subjects,

with a specialty in the siddur and Hebrew literacy

Virtual or in-person: Virtual 


Lauren taught at PTTS from 2009-2014 and was the PTTS Hebrew Reading Specialist during the 2017-2018 year.



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David Selis

Student Age Range: All ages, although prefer working with students in 5th grade and up

Subjects: Hebrew Language (modern, Biblical, liturgical and rabbinic Hebrew) Jewish Literacy, Bible, Liturgy/Siddur, lifecycle & Customs, and Jewish history across all periods. Can also teach Jewish art and culture. including the opportunity to handle rare original artifacts and view relevant objects in local museums and libraries (COVID permitting).

Virtual or in-person: Either in person or virtual



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Esther Starobinets

Student Age Range:  Mainly Middle School and High School students, though she has worked with younger ages as well.  

Subjects: Jewish Literacy, Bible, Jewish History, Bar/Bat Mitzvah prep (not in the S&P tradition) for leading prayers, Torah reading, and speech writing

Virtual or in-person: Both 




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Liberty Bell Rimonim

These Rimonim, modeled after the American Liberty Bell, were commissioned by the Congregation in honor of Judge Edgar J. Nathan Jr.

Choral Music of Shearith Israel