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Our 4 year old Kofim Class is taught by Hava Shirazi and Yafa Edery.
This is Hava's 7th year working as a Pre-K Kofim class teacher in the GECC. She is also starting her 12th year as a teacher in the upper school at B'nai Tzedek teaching 7th and 8th graders. Before coming to the GECC Hava was a Hebrew and Judaics teacher for 5 years in a Day School. Hava received a Masters from the Jewish Theological Seminary and loved living in New York City. She spent time living and studying in Israel as well. Hava has two children, one who attended the GECC and one who currently attends.
This is Yafa’s 22nd year as a teacher in the Pre-K Kofim class. She has also worked for 22 years teaching kindergarten and 3rd grade in the B’nai Tzedek Hebrew School. Before working at the GECC, she worked as an assistant for 1st grade at Hebrew Day Institute. Yafa is a native Hebrew speaker having moved to the DC area 30 years ago with her husband and son from Be’er Sheva.