Education Staff

Education Staff

Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz EDK Middle School

EDK High School

Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz is working closely with Congregation Emeth School Administrator Marcia Fishman this year to oversee Chai School and Hebrew School. She enjoys teaching students of all ages (children through adults). She looks forward to interacting with all of Congregation Emeth’s students through rabbinic visits to the virtual classroom. She is teaching EDK Middle and High school students this year and has enjoyed teaching teens throughout her rabbinate at her former synagogues in New Jersey and as a Faculty member at Reform Jewish Summer camps (Camp Harlam in PA and Kutz Camp in NY).  She likes learning together with her students while having fun. Rabbi Dantowitz enjoys long walks with her dog, swimming, meditation, music, reading and hiking.
Ilissa Nelsen Hebrew Teacher Ilissa Nelsen has been teaching Hebrew, Bar/Bat Mitzvah studies, and Judaic Studies for over 34 years. She has worked with all ages and grades. In addition, She has also worked as a Youth Group coordinator. She is married with 4 children. She earned a BA in Jewish Studies from the University of Minnesota. She attended the University of Judaism in Los Angeles for a year, where she studied Jewish Education and Administration. She earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology at Pepperdine University. She is excited to work with Emeth’s students.
Kelli Haar Chai School Values K-2 Kelli Haar grew up in Washington State and has lived in various places throughout the United States. She is currently living in Boca Raton, Florida. She has been a Hebrew educator for 17 years and a PreK teacher for 8 years. She has taught online Hebrew/Judaics for the past 5 years for schools in New York, California, South Carolina and Georgia.
Both of her parents were public school teachers and passed down their passion for teaching. The online platform has given her the ability to teach Hebrew and Judaics to children throughout the world.
Caleb Robinson 1-2 Grade Chai School

3-4 Grade Chai School

Caleb Robinson is a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.  Before entering rabbinical school, he worked as a middle school librarian for DC Public Schools and spent 12 years at the US Department of Labor working on veterans’ employment and employment-based immigration. Caleb hopes to work as a pulpit rabbi after graduation and is excited to be teaching our 1st through 4th grades!  In his spare time, he enjoys reading and hiking.


Education Contact Information:
Marcia Fishman, Administrator
Rabbi Dantowitz,
Josh Levine,

 10/22/20 ES