Spotlight on ...Orit Solomon, Second Grade Hebrew/Judaic Studies
Posted November 30, 2011
“Hamorah Orit,” as she is known to her students, has been part of the Brandeis Hillel Day School community since 1985. She has taught many grades, and her son, Zev, is a BHDS graduate (class of 2003).
Orit grew up in in Tel Aviv, and moved to the United States with her husband, where she attended school in New York City. She graduated from Hunter College with a BA in communication disorders and, later, completed her master’s in special education and her teaching credentials from San Francisco State University. She deeply loves teaching her 2nd grade students. In Orit’s words:
What are you passionate about at work? Why do you do what you do?
I hope that my students really appreciate their Jewish learning and hope they grow to value Israel as part of their lives.
It's a treat to be welcomed every day by a group of seven- or eight-year-olds singing in Hebrew with an Israeli accent! It is a miracle to observe my students writing the cursive handwriting that they have learned in less than two months. I am very appreciative of the beautiful community I am part of, and I hope to enjoy my passion for teaching for many years to come.
What do you like to do outside of work?
In my spare time, I love to travel to LA with my husband, Jacob, to visit my son, Zev, who is a graduate student at UCLA. I love to decorate my home, I enjoy reading, and, if time allows, I love shopping.