School Faculty & Staff
Diane Rosenfeld (K-2) is in her third year at TJM, though she has taught for many years in other area synagogues and temples. She is a retired teacher, counselor, and special education case manager for the Chicago Public Schools.
Our third grade is taught by Hila Hollingsworth who speaks Hebrew like a native. Born in Israel, she served in the Israeli Army before studying textile chemistry at Shenkar College in Tel Aviv. In the states, she has been teaching Hebrew and Judaic studies for 16 years.
Gloriann Levy, who has been a Jewish educator for over 35 years, serving as classroom teacher, youth group director, and Jewish education director, teaches the 4th and 5th grades. She has degrees from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as well as a master's degree in education from New York University.
David Hartmann returns this year teaching the 6th and 7th grades on Sunday, in addition to acting as advisor for the junior and senior youth groups. He has a degree in Judaic studies from Spertus College, and has been teaching Hebrew and Judaic studies since 1975. He is also a member of TJM. When he’s not at his day job, David can be seen leading the Electric Shabbat services on the fourth Fridays of the month.
Marla Topp teaches the 6th and 7th graders on Tuesday. We are fortunate that she is returning to our school for her second year. She has worked as a teacher and director of education for many years in synagogues from Illinois to New Jersey. As administrator for Temple Judea Mizpah, she doesn’t have too far to travel.
Our 8th through 12th grade students enjoy their Sundays with Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler (who needs no introduction). She is a master at explaining the many texts of our tradition, exploring with her students how to find meaning that is relevant to their lives.
Please contact our education director, Cantor Richard Bessman, for more information about the school at 847-676-1566, extension 105, or at email@example.com.