An interview with Robyn Altman, one of Hebrew Helpers first mentors and currently serving as our Director of Community Engagement.
Adi is a playwright, screenwriter, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He has mentored students for Hebrew Helpers for almost 8 years, and has been officiating b’nei mitzvot for Hebrew Helpers since 2017.
Leah has been with Hebrew Helpers since its inception. Originally from Canada, Leah has lived all over the US, including San Antonio, Seattle, Salt Lake City. She lived in Israel for 3 years on various programs which helped her to become fluent in modern Hebrew. In Los Angeles, Leah has taught students of all ages in a variety of topics including modern Hebrew, Prayers, Jewish Ethics, Bible Stories, Jewish History.
Yaki has worked with Hebrew Helpers as a mentor and officiant since 2010, bringing creativity, warmth and enthusiasm to his teaching. Originally from Seattle, Yaki has a degree in Drama from the University of Washington and was trained in Torah chanting at Tal Torah in Jerusalem and Jewish studies at the Seattle Jewish Community School.
Debbie is the East Coast Director of Hebrew Helpers and serves as its Director of Training & Curriculum. Debbie has been teaching kids how to read Torah since she was 15 years old, and she’s mentored hundreds of kids for their bar and bat mitzvahs in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles since 2000.