Four San Fernando Valley Jewish day school teachers on Tuesday were each presented with a Milken Jewish Educator Award, an honor that includes a $15,000 prize.
The awards were given to:
•Deborah Raskin, principal at Or HaChaim Academy, an Orthodox elementary school for girls and boys with a middle school for boys in North Hollywood;
•Mickey Rabinov, Hebrew and Judaic studies teacher and administrator at Beth Hillel, a K-6 Reform Jewish day school in Valley Village;
•Osnat Bernstein, middle school Hebrew teacher at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School, a K-8 Jewish community school in Northridge, and
•Benny Ferdman, founding artistic director and visual arts teacher for grades 9-12 at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills.
All four were handed the awards during surprise ceremonies at their schools. Read more…