Faculty Bios

 

 

 

Josh Morrel – Lead Teacher Josh Morrel grew up in Morton Grove and graduated from Stevenson High School. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. During that time, he spent two summers working at Tamarak Day Camp and also spent a year during that time teaching Sunday school for second graders at the Sinai Jewish Congregation in Champaign, Illinois. Since, he has taught Social Studies, English and Hebrew at the Fasman Yeshiva High School, Niles North High School and currently, at Glenbrook North High School. Moreover, he spent a year teaching Hebrew reading, writing and prayer at an interfaith Church and Synagogue in downtown Chicago. He is a huge Chicago White Sox and Bulls fan and enjoys reading and writing during his spare time.

 

 

 

Michael Rosenberg (Lehrhaus) Michael Rosenberg has been teaching at EHNTJC since it was Niles Township Jewish Congregation.  He has taught here in the upper grade level classes and parent classes for over 25 years.  He leads the youth High Holy Day services and gives a shiur every year on Yom Kippur.

Michael will be teaching Lehrhaus, a 3 year post Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for students in 8th through 10th grade.  In this class students learn more about who we are than can be taught in Hebrew school. Students attend Lehrhaus with one parent.

 

 

 

Yocheved Cohen Mrs. Yocheved Cohen grew up in Nebraska, and has lived in Chicago, Canada and Milwaukee. She is a graduate of the Hebrew Theological College, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Judaic Studies, and an Illinois Substitute Teacher’s License. Mrs. Cohen has taught children at varying grade levels from K-12, and has been an educator at the following: B’nai Shalom Hebrew School in Buffalo Grove, IL, RamBam School in Ottawa, Ontario, Hillel Academy Community Day School, Gray Academy in Winnipeg , Manitoba, Beth El Ner Tamid in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jewish Reconstructionist Religious School, Evanston, IL, Lubavitvh Limmudim Program in Chicago,IL., and NCSY.  Mrs. Cohen loves teaching, and has developed creative curriculum projects.  She will instruct our Aleph-Hey students.

 

 

 

 

Michelle Mantel (K-2) Ms. Mantel is a teacher for the Board of Jewish Education Early Childhood Centers. She is an active member of the Chicagoland area young professional Jewish community, most recently as an Engager for the JCC’s 20 & 30s Engager’s Initiative. Ms. Mantel is also the founder of Early Tikkun Olam Adventures, a program that actively teaches young children Tikkun Olam through social justice and volunteer experience. She also teaches and coordinates social programming events for the Northside Community of Jewish Culture in Evanston. She is very passionate about sports and youth fitness, and is the Chicago/NorthShore Area Director for Fit 4 Kids. Ms. Mantel is a graduate of Illinois State University and will be teaching our K-2 students.