Judaic Studies & Hebrew Education
Rebecca has been working as an educator for more than 15 years. She primarily focuses in Bnei Mitzvah preparation, Judaic Studies and Hebrew (beginner-advanced). Operating like a Jewish Life and Experience Concierge, Rebecca plans and leads elaborate trips to Israel, performs as a religious officiant at events, creates educational resources to supplement learning, and teaches both Hebrew and Yiddish languages. Her latest addition to her team is her shih-poo, Scout, affectionately known as the @BarkMitzvahTutor, who helps make Jewish learning even more unique and fun. Since 1998 she has mentored and taught more than 700 children for Bnei Mitzvah and maintains a rigorous schedule of more than 35 private sessions a week. Rebecca has worked with Central Synagogue, Congregation Habonim, Door To Door Tutoring and has private students as well. She also used to work as a consultant from 2008-2011 for The NYC Department of Education's Office of Arts and Special Programs.
Rabbi Rebecca has officiated over hundreds of Bnei Mitzvah in the NYC area and in Israel. She is available to help your family accomplish the type of service you desire, customizing liturgy, music, and personal touches. She works with many area musicians and event planners to help accomplish your family's vision. She is available to lead Jewish Weddings, Baby Namings and other life cycle events.
Conversion tutoring, guidance and ceremony
The process becoming Jewish is involved and very special. Rebecca has worked with several adults and young adults, seeing them through to meaningful conversions. We will tailor a course of study for your schedule and timeline, help create a framework for continued Jewish observance and hold a modern conversion ceremony and mikvah (immersion).
Custom Books and Poetry
Rebecca has authored an illustrated a childrens book called Dinotzaurus: A Story for Kids about Problems, written in Yiddish and English. The series teaches love of Yiddish and Jewish values for children ages 3 and up. It is available for purchase by clicking the link here.
Rebecca has also had poetry published in many publications including in Lilith Magazine.
Graphic Design and Custom Prayer Books
Rebecca can create a custom prayer book for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding, or family event, complete with all the prayers and readings of your child's service, family photos, and inspirational quotes and notes you'd like to include. A custom siddur, with a design that matches the decor of your event, makes the perfect keep-sake from this family milestone.
Rebecca also does webdesign, including the design for this site. She worked in Broadway and Theater as a Graphic Designer. Contact for a quote.