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DR. ANDREA
BECK

DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT

Our Director of Engagement, Dr. Andrea Beck, is a native to South Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science in English Education from Florida State University, her Master of Science in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) from University of Miami, and her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership & Administration from Florida International University.

Jeni
Buchholz

YOUTH & CAMP DIRECTOR

Jeni Buchholz was born and raised in North Miami Beach, Florida and more specifically at Beth Torah.  She attended Religious School at Beth Torah through confirmation and then continued on to Judaica High School.  She was the Beth Torah USY chapter president and on the Regional Board as the LTI (Leadership Training Institute) co-chair.

Jeni Buchholz June 2021
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SANDRA KOPP, M.S.

DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Sandra Kopp, M.S., is the Director of Early Childhood Education at the Suzy Fischer Early Childhood Academy. Originally from Argentina, Sandra has worked in the field of early childhood education for over three decades, including five years in Mexico City. 

Dr. Gabriela
Rascovsky

DIRECTOR OF LIFELONG LEARNING

Better known as Morah Gaby,  she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hebrew Grammar and Literature (Tel Aviv, Israel) and a Master’s Degree in Judaic Studies and Jewish Education (Laura and Alvin Siegal College, Ohio)

DIRECTOR OF LIFELONG LEARNING
CONTROLLER

Teri
Smolken

CONTROLLER

Teri Smolken is an accounting professional with over 10 years experience in helping Non-Profit Organizations in financial/accounting positions.

She joined Beth Torah as the Controller on 2009.