Spotlight on...Debby Arzt-Mor, Judaic Studies Teacher and Israel Education Coordinator
Posted April 4, 2013
This is Debby Arzt-Mor's eleventh year of teaching at Brandeis Hillel. In previous years she has taught fourth and sixth grade Hebrew and Judaic studies. For several years she has accompanied eighth graders on the Israel trip, and this year she is the trip leader.
She holds a BA in psychology and Jewish philosophy (University of Haifa) and a master's in non-profit administration (University of San Francisco). She is a graduate of the Melton Senior Educators year-long program (graduate-level courses in Jewish education with an international cohort) at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
In addition to teaching fifth grade Judaic studies, Debby has been the Israel education coordinator on both campuses for the past five years.
In Debby's own words . .
Why do you do what you do? What are you passionate about at work?
I feel passionate about teaching and working with teachers. I especially love teaching fifth grade students, as they are on the cusp of adolescence. I love creating an atmosphere of serious study and inquiry with my students. My goal is to help them recognize that there are so many ways to engage Jewishly—through study, individual and group experience, ritual, and a connection to Israel. I have enjoyed working with faculty and administration on both campuses, helping to strengthen and shape Israel education and engagement at BHDS. I look forward to continuing this work next year.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with my family and friends(here and in Israel), taking walks with the dog, reading, and exercise.