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Welcome to Kitah Gimel (Grade 3) Meet your teacher, see your schedules, and learn about your curriculum! 

Lia Almekies

Sunday Lead Teacher

Lia Almekies is so excited to be joining the Dorshei Tzedek staff as the Kitah Gimmel teacher. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2017 with a degree in Public Health Education. She currently works in special education during the school year and on the beach at Camp Grossman during the summers. She can’t wait for a fun year of learning with Kitah Gimmel!

Adina Mailick

Tuesday Lead Hebrew Teacher

Adina Mailick (she/her/hers) is excited to be returning to the role of Kitah Gimmel teacher at Dorshei Tzedek this year. This will be her eighth year on the CDT Religious School staff (with a brief hiatus in the middle). Adina’s love of education began when she was a teenager teaching English as a volunteer in rural Thailand. Before moving to the Boston area, Adina graduated from Bennington College in Vermont. Adina has a Fine Arts background and is excited to share her knowledge and passion for creativity with the students and with the community here at CDT.

Talya Guenzburger


Talya is so excited to join the Dorshei Tzedek Religious School community this year as the Kitah Gimmel co-teacher! Talya graduated from Brandeis University this past Spring, where she studied Sociology and German. She currently resides in Burlington, Vermont, where she works in affordable housing advocacy. Having previously worked as a B'nai Mitzvah tutor in high school and as a preschool teacher in college, Talya is grateful for the opportunity to continue working with children in a Jewish context. She can’t wait to get to know everyone and is excited for a great semester of learning! 

Curriculum Overview

Gimel-Bereishit: Students formally begin their study of Torah by focusing deeply on the first stories in the Torah — including creation, Adam and Eve, and the Tower of Babel. They learn the havruta (partnership) mode of study, and will participate in projects focused on care for the earth.

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Thu, June 17 2021 7 Tammuz 5781