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  • Death or imminent death in the family

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Rabbi Sammy Seid


Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Sammy Seid brings his Torat Chesed (“A Torah of Loving Kindness”) into all aspects of communal and personal engagement from prayer leadership and teaching, to social programming and relationship building.

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Learning Center Director Becky Bar-Lev Henning

Becky Bar-Lev Henning was born in the U.S., but lived in Israel for six years as a child. As the daughter of a linguistics professor, she grew up with a love for languages. After earning a Master's Degree in Linguistics with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language, Becky taught English overseas (Becky earned a B.A in Psychology from UCLA, and her M.A. from Georgetown University).

Becky says, "I have been involved with Hebrew schools since high school, serving as a teacher's aide through college. My first opportunity as a teacher was during graduate school in Washington D.C. I also taught in Hong Kong's Jewish community. Prior to joining Ner Tamid, I taught a range of grades at my previous Hebrew school for 12 years in addition to tutoring the B'nai Mitzvah students, working with remedial students, and running a 'junior congregation' program."  

Becky is married with three sons. She lives near San Diego State University in east county, where she grew up. She met her husband in Israel during Junior Year Abroad in college. Her oldest son is post Bar-Mitzvah and is preparing to leave for Israel. Her two youngest sons are students at the Sam S. Bloom Learning Center, as well as at local public school. Becky, or "Morah Rivkah" as she is known at the school, says her goal at the school is "to give our children a 'meaning-full' package of Judaism, Torah and Hebrew that will serve as a stepping stone to continued Jewish interest and learning into adulthood."

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