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Rebecca Edelson

Wednesday afternoon TV Production Workshop

Rebecca Edelson was born in New York and raised on Miami Beach. She studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and entertainment law. She then received her paralegal certificate from The University of California, Los Angeles, and continued on with a successful career in the entertainment industry. She worked for companies such as Spelling Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, and DIRECTV.

After relocating back to Miami from Los Angeles, Rebecca began as a substitute teacher at The Innovative School. While at the school she developed a strong relationship with the students as well as the staff. Rebecca joined the teaching staff in the fall of 2016 and is currently a lead pre-K teacher.

Liora Ramati

Middle School Grade 6 and Creative Arts Track; Wednesday afternoon Movement Workshop

Liora is a vibrant, talented teacher who captures the hearts of children and adults with her enthusiasm and love for Judaism. She is also an energetic Israeli dance instructor who has the pleasure of leading Israeli dance classes. Liora has many years of experience teaching Hebrew and preparing for bar/bat mitzvah as well as leading family High Holy Day services. Liora was born and raised in Israel. She made Miami her home away from home almost 20 years ago when she came for the second time to the Alper JCC summer camp as the Jewish agency Israeli emissary. Liora feels she still fulfills her Zionist mission outside of Israel by creating and keeping a strong bond with the Jewish community. She believes the connections she makes with the community will strengthen their relationship and commitment to Israel. Her goal is to make Hebrew learning and the bar/bat mitzvah journey an enjoyable and meaningful journey.

Diana Rosen

Saturday morning Assistant, Grades 4/5; Wednesday afternoon Art Workshop

Diana Rosen is a married mother of two living in Miami Beach with 15 years experience in public relations, marketing, and management. Diana attended Florida International University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in mass communications & public relations.

After graduating, Diana began her career in public relations and marketing with non-profit organizations, such as N.A.R.A.S (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), the Latin Grammy Miami Chapter, the Concert Association of Florida, and the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium. Diana’s most recent work experience included hotel management, marketing and public relations in South Beach, most notably Casa Casuarina (the former Versace mansion).  Diana took five years off to raise her children and after her boys started elementary school, she went back to work as Brand Ambassador for Phillips Frankel, a local fine jewelry company. 

Diana grew up in Miami and feels strongly about giving back to her community. She believes it is important her children participate in volunteer projects as well.

Diana is especially passionate about volunteering and fundraising for Temple Beth Sholom, North Beach Elementary, Special Olympics of South Florida, Chapman Partnership for the Homeless, and Children’s Home Society of Florida.

She has participated in Temple Beth Sholom’s Social Justice Network and has co-captained the same Mitzvah Day project for over five years. Diana is the recording secretary on the Executive Board of North Beach Elementary Friends of North Beach, a non-profit organization dedicated to raise funding for additional, science, math, and reading teachers.  She volunteers frequently at Chapman Partnership for the Homeless by raising funds to organize and distribute food to individuals and families at the Miami shelter. Diana is on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society of Florida, an organization dedicated to finding foster families for neglected and abused children in South Florida. 

Diana has always had a passion for drawing and painting. She loves participating in local art classes at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, the Miami Beach Public Library, and the Bass Museum of Art.

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