Meet Our Faculty
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|Brenda Reiss, Religious School Secretary||(631) 421-5836|
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|Daniel Eig, Religious School Co-Chair|
|Lynne Eig, Religious School Co-Chair|
Lauren Chizner has been a Jewish educator for 25 years, serving congregations and organizations across Long Island. She earned her Joint Master’s Degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Lauren has served as the Religious School Director at Port Jewish Center in Port Washington for the past 10 years, sharing her love and passion for Judaism. She also spent 6 years as the Director of Education at Temple Beth El of Great Neck and then as an Educational Consultant for SAJES (now known as The Jewish Education Project), working with congregations across the island. In addition to working in synagogues, Lauren has spent 16 summers as the Director of Jewish Life at URJ Crane Lake Camp, bringing Judaism to life for campers and staff.
Lauren also has the privilege of serving as the Administrator for Project Understanding, a non-profit, grassroots organization on Long Island, founded by Roger Tilles and the late Fr. Tom Hartman. Project Understanding has provided a vehicle for Catholic and Jewish high school students to gain a greater knowledge of their own and each other’s religion through experiences on Long Island and a journey to Israel.
Lauren is originally from Houston, Texas and met her husband, Rabbi Todd Chizner, during their first year of study at HUC in Jerusalem. Together, they have three incredible children, Jacob, Jed and Rachel.
Wendy Isaac received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and her Masters in Special Education from CUNY Queens College. She is State Certified in Elementary Education with students with disabilities. Currently, she is a substitute teacher in local school districts. In her spare time, she is a Vice President of Youth at East Northport Jewish Center and Hadassah life member. Wendy has taught third grade for us and now has moved to teach Level One Hebrew.
Sarah Kessler is a Computer Engineering student at Stony Brook University who has been working part time as an assistant STEM teacher as well as an assistant First grade Morah at a Hebrew day school in Queens. Sarah is passionate about instilling the love that she has for Judaism and science into the next generation!
After completing her service in the Israeli army and earning a degree from Tel Aviv University, Sigal Rashti, alongside her husband, embarked on a two-year journey to the United States to be with her family, and the rest is history. Motivated by a lifelong aspiration to become an educator, Sigal channels her passion and enthusiasm into teaching, as she strives to enrich her students with the history of Judaism, fostering a deeper cultural understanding. Outside the classroom, Sigal works and makes meaningful contributions through her work at FIDF, (Friends of the Israel Defense Force) a non-profit organization close to her heart. Sigal, a native of Israel, is also the proud mother of a 24-year-old daughter residing in NYC.
Jennifer Levine Reilly moved to Huntington 5 years ago after marrying her husband, Kevin. Morah Jen is a passionate educator who achieves great personal satisfaction through her hand on Judaic teaching approach of values, traditions and history with our students in our TBE community. With great enthusiasm, she has been working here at TBE and this is her second year. Jen has been a Religious School Educator for the past 25 years as she worked at Temple Shalom of Norwalk, Connecticut and Temple Beth El of Fairfield Connecticut, as well as other synagogues in the Huntington area. In her down time, Jen enjoys quality time with her husband, their daughters as well as their beautiful grandchildren, Paige and Lucas.
Brenda Reiss has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from SUNY Stony Brook and holds certificates in Jewish Family Education from SAJES and Touro College, a Certificate of Completion in Jewish Education from United Synagogue, Master’s Program, Board of Jewish Education and the Morasha Teacher Training Program, also from Touro College. She has been teaching and leading Family Education programs in many Religious Schools for more than 30 years. Brenda teaches our Level Three Hebrew students and is our Religious School Secretary.
Randi Solis earned her Master of Science Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from New York University and Oxford University. She was a teacher and staff developer in New York City Public Schools and has taught Early Childhood in Private Schools. Randi currently serves on the Lloyd Harbor School Parent/Teacher Board.