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Meet Our Staff

Shauna Sikron, Coordinator of Jewish Learning

I am so honored to begin my fifth year as the Coordinator of Jewish Learning and Chavaya director. I work with children of all ages, from infants in our Shalom Baby program to elementary-aged children in Chavaya through high schoolers in our youth group. I love teaching and developing programs in a Jewish context, particularly when it involves learning through food (which so much of Jewish culture does). It is a joy to play this role in the B'nai Israel community. 


Rose Harper

Shalom! I'm Rose Goldwitz, and I'm excited to start my second year of Chavaya as one of the Hebrew teachers! Currently, I'm studying Elementary Education and English at the University of Florida. In my hometown of Tampa, I attended a Jewish day school, went to, and eventually worked at, a Jewish camp, volunteered at one of the local Hebrew Schools, and worked as a teacher at the JCC preschool. You might also find me working during the week at the B'nai Israel Community Day School. I can’t wait to meet you all!


Hannah Gilman

I am so excited to be a part of Chavaya! I am currently a sophomore at the University of Florida and I'm pursuing a duel degree in Education Sciences and Behavior Analysis. I spent seven years as a camper at Ramah Darom and worked there for two summers as a counselor. In my free time, I enjoy playing and listening to music, swimming, and hanging out with my friends. I have a passion for learning and I can't wait to get to know everyone in the Chavaya community!

Michal Pollack

 Hi! I’m Michal Pollack and I am from Vero Beach, Florida. I am a senior at the University of Florida studying Psychology. Every summer I go to my favorite place on earth, Camp Judaea, in North Carolina. I also love going to the beach and going out for brunch! In my free time, I enjoy working out and reading a good book. I am so excited to join the B’nai Israel team this year, and I look forward to meeting everyone! 


Simone D'Antuono

 I was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. Growing up, I lived with my mom, dad, younger brother, and two dogs. Every summer I attended my favorite place: Camp Coleman, a Jewish sleepaway camp in the North Georgia mountains. In high school I was involved in student government, the National Honor Society, the IB program, and the National Council of Jewish Women teens chapter. Currently, I am a junior at the University of Florida where I major in Health Education and Behavior on the pre-occupational therapy track. In the future I hope to be an Occupational Therapist who specifically works with children! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends, dogs, going to the beach, and traveling (this past summer I spent 10 weeks interning for an Occupational Therapist in Israel)! I'm so excited to get to know the Chavaya community!


Ellie Solomon

Hi! My name is Ellie Solomon and I am a junior at University of Florida. I was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida and always dreamed of following my two older sisters paths at UF. I love to work with kids from working at the Hebrew school to volunteering at Kids Count. For 10 summers, I attended URJ Camp Coleman in Georgia. This past summer, I studied abroad for 3 months in Madrid, Spain. I am double majoring in political science and history and hope to be a lawyer one day!


Sun, January 24 2021 11 Shevat 5781