Charlotte Katz Gruber has been teaching religious school for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Prozdor of Hebrew College and has had the pleasure of teaching both children and adults. Charlotte is married to Martin Gruber and has two children and three grandchildren. Both Charlotte and Martin are pharmacists and owned Walworth Pharmacy in Roslindale, MA for 25 years. Charlotte is looking forward to joining the faculty at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills this fall (2017).
This is Lori’s second year at Congregation Beth Shalom. Lori has over 30 years’ experience teaching children from preschool through 8th grade in day school, supplementary school, camp, and tutorial settings, most recently teaching Ivrit b’Ivrit in 3rd and 4th grades at Maimonides School. As a teacher and a parent, Lori has worked with children with many different learning styles and is well-versed in differentiated instruction. She lived, worked, and raised four children in Israel; 2 of her daughters still live there. Lori holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education with a concentration in Hebrew second-language instruction from the Delet Program at Brandeis University. She also has a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Simmons College School of Social Work and a BA from Wesleyan University in Women’s Studies and Religion. In her spare time (ha!), Lori enjoys reading, cooking, theater, and Cape Cod.
Nancy Mollitor has been the education director at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills for the past 18 years. She was originally hired by Temple Shalom in 2003 as the Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor, a role that she still continues to do today.
For the past 21 years she has been and still is a Jewish educator at Temple Beth David in Westwood MA where she has taught many different age groups and subjects. She is currently a Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor there as well. She was also an administrator and teacher for 10 years for the Sharon Chavurah in Sharon MA. Although no longer employed there, she and her husband, Al are active members of the Chavurah as well as the Sharon Area Minyan. She was also program director and leader of the Shabbat morning childrens’ program for Temple Israel in Sharon for several years.
A graduate of Syracuse University with a BS in Biology, Nancy continues to look for ways to increase her knowledge of Judaism as well as ways to improve the quality of Jewish education. She was enrolled in Ulpan for three years, participated in a two year course of study on professional development for Jewish educators (MTEI), completed two years of Me’ah, an adult Jewish learning class, and has attended several CAJE (Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education) week long summer conferences.
Nancy is the mother of two children, Jackie, who is currently a social worker in Berkeley CA, and a son, David, who works as a computer scientist for Cloudera in Washington DC.
Mindy Perry is excited to begin her eighteenth year teaching religious school and her eleventh year at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Boston University with a focus in social studies curriculum and minors in history and psychology. She went on to receive a Master of General Education degree from Fitchburg State College. Mindy has taught in both private and public school settings before settling into a full time career in retail management. Raised in Brockton, MA, she credits her love of Judaism from her strong Jewish upbringing. As a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, Mindy takes great pride in her heritage and loves passing these traditions and learnings down to her students. Mindy currently lives in Stoughton, with her husband, Richard (a Milton native) and their two cats, Buster and Sadie.
Inez Springer, a native from Milton, who grew up and had her Bat Mitzvah at Temple Shalom, is starting her (7th)year as a teacher at Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills. She has taught both Kindergarten and First grade during her time here. Prior to her time spent here, she worked in the same capacity at Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton. Inez has her BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, as well as a MA in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Lesley College. In addition, she graduated from the Early Childhood Institute at Hebrew College. Her early childhood Judaic experience comes from her 12 years’ experience as a Preschool Director at the Newton JCC and 2 years at Shaloh House Preschool and Kindergarten in Stoughton as the school director. For the past 17 years she has been working in a family childcare system as an Early Childhood Specialist serving at risk and low-income families and children, and family childcare providers. Inez loves working with children and their diverse abilities and experiences. Inez has two children, one who lives in Stoughton with her, and one who moved to Florida a year ago.
Lisa Yorra, a graduate of Prozdor at Hebrew College, has decades of experience teaching children Hebrew and Judaics. She had taught at the former Temple Shalom for several years and returned in 2016 as a tutor in the school. She loves seeing the enthusiasm the kids have in learning and expressing their joy of Judaism. Lisa lives in North Easton.