Meiselman has practiced law in Maryland since 1978 and is the founding partner of Meiselman & Helfant, LLC, in Rockville, Maryland.
Mr. Meiselman's law firm earned the Montgomery County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award four times from 1993 to 2001. His
involvement in Jewish education includes stints as a teacher, youth director, school board member, and congregation board
member. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A. 1975) and Boston University Law School (J.D. 1978).
Washington, DC. Dr. Halle conducts research and professional development of the early childhood workforce, and children's school
readiness and professional development of the early childhood workforce, and children's school readiness and the transition to
formal schooling. Dr. Halle currently serves on the Ohr Kodesh CE21 Task Force. Dr. Halle is the parent of a Shoresh student.
Fishman was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). He taught at JTS and the Herzl Institute. He is a member of the
Rabbinical Assembly of America. In addition to serving the members of Ohr Kodesh, Rabbi Fishman serves as a board member of
the Greater Washington United Jewish Communities and helped to create the Washington Chevra Chapter to foster a better
interchange of ideas among community rabbis. He is a member of the National Rabbinic Cabinet of UJA and a member of the Board
of Governors of the New York Board of Rabbis.
served as Family Education Director at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville from 2003 to 2015. Prior to coming to B’nai Israel, Ms.
Safra served as the Assistant Director at Maryland Hillel, the Program Director at Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, NJ, and the
Regional Youth Director in the Connecticut Valley Region of United Synagogue. A Bowie, Maryland native, Ms. Safra received her BA in
Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Jewish Education from the Davidson Graduate School of the Jewish
the school's founders, parents, and other community
members and professionals:
her family in Sydney Australia for 12 years. In Sydney she served on her Synagogue board as well as the Maccabi Soccer board.
Rebecca grew up in New York and received her BS in Economics from SUNY Albany. Rebecca is currently Treasurer on the Shoresh
children in grades K-5. Ms. Gerling came to MoEd after two decades of experience teaching and overseeing informal educational
programs for children and young adults -- including afterschool programs, summer language immersion camps, and arts camps.
Her extensive administrative experience includes directing a network of 180 Jewish Community Centers in the former Soviet Union
and directing multiple education and social support agencies in Israel. She holds a bachelor's degree from Tel-Aviv University, a
teaching certificate from the Beit Berl Arts Academy in Kfar Sava, Israel, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown
Maryland, and taught for nine years at the Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center. She currently divides her time between two local small
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School, a community academic Judaic program like Shoresh for students attending secular high schools. As a student at the
University of Maryland, she held leadership roles at Hillel. Ms. Bleich is currently on the Green Team at Shaare Torah. She served as
electronic communications chair for 3 years for her local Hadassah chapter. She re-invigorated the Judaic library at Kehilat Shalom
and served as the library committee chairperson for many years. Professionally, Ms. Bleich is a computer programmer/ analyst.
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