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Bareket Citrinowicz, 5th Grade Judaic Studies Teacher

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Bareket Citrinowicz, 5th Grade Judaic Studies teacher, is in the United States on a mission with her husband through the Embassy of Israel. Up until her relocation to the United States, Bareket taught Arabic, Hebrew, Bible, and History for 15 years.

She holds a Bachelors in Teaching from Hebrew University, and a Master's in Arabic from Bar-Ilan University. She loves teaching and says "I think of my students as my children. Every student needs to learn by his/her own way, and we need to flexible with students' needs."

In her Judaic Studies teaching, Bareket uses authentic Israeli materials and teaches with the same spirit as students are taught in Israel.

Bareket loves the Arabic language. "It's very mysterious and comes with a great deal of magic and culture."

While she misses Israel, Bareket loves the United States, from the convenient living to the warm community. Two of her children, Shay (Grade 5) and Matan (Grade 2) are students at CESJDS, and Doron is in preschool just across the street at the JCC! "My two children at CESJDS had buddies from the moment they arrived!" she exclaimed.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking advantage of long weekends and holidays to travel, dancing, and singing.

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