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Our Religious School Staff

Temple Sinai's Religious School is filled with a dedicated team of staff and teachers that are here to ensure your child receives the best Jewish education possible.  We are more than just our rituals, we are a group of dedicated individuals striving to help your child reach their fullest potential. 

We invite you to get to learn more about Religious School Staff. Click here to learn more about our Religious School. 

Miriam began her career in early childhood over ten years ago working as a CIT in a preschool program. What was a short term summer job turned into a lifelong career in Jewish Education. Miriam has taught in both preschool and religious school settings. This has set her up to take on her newest role as Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education. 


Miriam holds her CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) and Associate Degree in Liberal Studies and recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Drexel University. 


Miriam's other passions include antiquing, at home DIY projects, baking, organizing, and spending time with her husband Tom, children Kaidence, Harliegh, Lennon, and Maverick.

Miriam Jacobson -
Interim Religious School Director


Josh Fields - 
Sinai High Administrator & Educational Consultant


Josh has been working in synagogues since he was 14 years old! He believes in the value of a strong Jewish education and its power to build communities. Josh graduated from PennState University with a degree in Labor and Employment Relations. Josh is currently working on completing a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Gratz College. He currently works full time as a disability rights advocate for The Arc of Pennsylvania, where he works to support families and the greater community with issues of employment, education, and community inclusion for people with disabilities. In addition, Josh serves as Co-founder & Director of The Next Step Programs, a nonprofit that works to educate our communities, and advocate for people with disabilities as they transition out of high school. Josh is thrilled to be rejoining the Temple Sinai community as a Religious School Teacher after working in the past with students with disabilities at Temple Sinai, and assisting in both the tutoring and enrichment programs, as well as being a teacher's assistant.


 Laurie Matez - Gan/Kindergarten


Iris Spector - Aleph/First Grade


Michele Whitman - Bet 2nd Grade & Hebrew Teacher


Josh Fields - Gimmel/3rd Grade


Tzvi Silver - Gimmel/3rd Grade


Noa Castiel - Gimmel/ 3rd Grade


Rachel Berger - Daled/4th Grade & Hebrew Teacher

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Sigal Castiel - Hey/ 5th Grade & Hebrew Teacher 


Larry Ashery - Vav 6th Grade


Alexa Silverman - Hebrew Teacher & Sinai High

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