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Rachel Oshrin

Director of JFLL Programs & Operations

You may already know Rachel Oshrin as an experienced and dynamic teacher and family programming leader. This year, she will take the mantle of programming and administrative leadership of JFLL. Learn more about Rachel.

Cantor Melissa Berman

Director of Family Education

Meet our new Hazzan, Cantor Melissa Berman, who is not only a remarkable singer and musician, but also an experienced family program leader with a M.A. in Education.  Learn more about Cantor Melissa.

Dani Apple

Dani Apple (she/her) is super excited to be back for a third year at JFLL! Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, this little Apple has made a home in the Big Apple. In addition to the WES family, she has been a religious school teacher with Town & Village Synagogue, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Fort Tryon Jewish Center, and B'nai Jeshurun here in NYC. Dani holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, so lots of music, comedy games, and movement activities are always a go in her classrooms!

Dylan Seders Hoffman

Dylan Seders Hoffman (she/her) is an actor, director, and Jewish educator based in New York City, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. As an actor, she has frequently been seen on the New York Yiddish stage, having performed Off-Broadway with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and with the New Yiddish Rep. During college, she studied Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino at the University of Pennsylvania where she was awarded the Arbeter Ring Prize for excellence in Yiddish Studies. Dylan loves her work as an educator passing down Jewish knowledge from one generation to the next. This will be Dylan’s fourth year as a Hebrew School teacher and second year teaching at West End Synagogue. In her free time she loves to find and cook new vegan recipes and to take walks along the Hudson River.