Shoresh teachers represent the range of Jewish practice and
experience in the Washington Jewish community:
Minnesota. Rabbi Abramson has taught Judaic Studies, Bible and Rabbinics at Jewish day
schools in Massachusetts and Minnesota; and, for many summers, taught Judaica at Camp
Ramah in Wisconsin. Rabbi Abramson currently serves as Adjunct Rabbi at Congregation
Beth El in Bethesda and recently served as Interim Rabbi at Tikvat Israel in Rockville. In
addition, he is a Chaplain at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Rabbi Abramson
received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. and Rabbinic
Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Simms has served as executive director of Temple Sinai in Washington, DC (Reform) and
Kemp Mill Synagogue (Orthodox), and Har Shalom (Conservative). He was recognized by the
National Association of Temple Administrators as a leading teacher of Judaica to his fellow
professionals, and is a graduate of the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning's program for
supplemental school educators and the Me'ah program of the Hebrew College. He teaches
History and Pirke Avot.
Director of Education at Bnai Shalom in Olney, MD. Born in Iran, Ms. Harouni immigrated to
Israel in 1977 to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she earned her Bachelor's
degree. Before immigrating to the United States in 1986, Ms. Harouni was Personal Assistant
to the Chairman of the Immigration and Absorption Department of the Jewish Agency and
World Zionist Organization, and subsequently Director of Hayim Greenberg Hebrew College in
Jerusalem. In the United States, she has taught in religious schools for 26 years, including 8
years as Religious Education Coordinator at Adas Israel's Melvin Gelman Religious School.
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