Our Team

Our team is listed in alphabetical order by last name.

As you will see from the bios below, our administrators and educators comprise a team of diverse and uniquely talented leaders in their focus areas. We value our professionals, who have worked together to build our warm and engaging learning community.

Mira Angrist, Coordinator of Hebrew Langauge, has extensive experience teaching Hebrew, mentoring Hebrew teachers and providing professional development workshops for Hebrew teachers. In addition to her work at Makor and Prozdor, she serves as a Hebrew consultant to the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) and as a Hebrew Instructor at Boston University. Mira has presented at national conferences and has been involved in developing Hebrew curricula both for Jewish day schools and supplementary settings. Mira enjoys traveling and the Mosaic art. Some of her art work has been presented in exhibitions in the Boston area.

Laura Bellows, Educator, has experience teaching and designing Jewish educational programs for all ages, with particular expertise in experiential and environmental education. She has taught at the National Havurah Institute, Limmud NY, the Interfaith Youth Climate Action Project, numerous Hebrew schools, and is a lead educator and former Director of Community Programs for the Teva Learning Alliance. She holds a BA from Oberlin College and is now pursuing rabbinic ordination at Hebrew College. When not studying Torah or on her bike, Laura enjoys making music, art, and cookies.

Dan Brosgol, Director of Prozdor, holds a BA in Politics from Brandeis University and both a certificate in Jewish Day School Education and an MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew College. Dan is pursuing a doctorate in the Northeastern/Hebrew College collaborative EdD program. He is an avid runner and Boston sports fan, and lives in Bedford with his wife, Elizabeth, two sons, James and Oren, and daughter, Asalie.

Rachel Dayanim, Special Needs Coordinator, holds a master’s degree in Special education from Columbia Teacher’s College and a BA in elementary and early childhood education from Yeshiva University. She has worked as an early childhood and elementary school teacher, as well as a resource room teacher at a Jewish day school. She currently lives in Newton with her husband and three daughters.

Emilia Diamant, MSW, Prozdor’s Director of Programming and Initiatives, is a Boston area native. She graduated from Newton North High School in 2003, and studied Informal Education at New York University. She has been living in North Carolina for the past four years, working as Principal and Youth Director at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh. She and her dog Mabel live in Jamaica Plain, where Emilia likes to dance, go to Red Sox games, and explore the city.

Hillel Greene, Educator, is a fourth year Rabbinical student at Hebrew College and a second year Makor teacher.  He has previously taught at Temple Shir Tikvah in Wayland and for many years at Camp Ramah in New England.  This year Hillel will also be serving as the Rabbinic adviser for Boston College Hillel.  He lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife Lily.

Chana Kupetz, Educator, grew up in Israel and served in the IDF as a commander and Hebrew teacher in the education corps, after which she spent a year studying at Yeshivat Hadar in New York City. Chana loves modern Israeli poetry, riding her bike, and trying out new recipes. She lives with her wife in Brookline.

Josh Langer, Director of Makor and Special Projects, is a graduate of the first cohort of BBYO’s Professional Development Institute, a special program supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation in which he earned his graduate degrees (MBA from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University; Masters in Jewish Education from Hebrew College) while working for BBYO and receiving mentoring from leading Jewish professionals. During his time at BBYO, Josh worked as part of the Program Team at BBYO’s International Headquarters in Washington, DC. He has also worked as the Director of Youth Education at Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill. His work has focused on strategic planning, teaching, school leadership and administration, Jewish teen market research, curriculum development, program consultation, and professional development. Josh lives with his wife, Esther, in Cambridge.

Chanit Brenner List, Educator and Special Education Consultant, is excited to begin another year of teaching at Prozdor. Chanit is a graduate of Lesley University where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Special Education. Chanit is currently the special education team chair for the Hillside School in Needham. Chanit has spent her entire life immersed in Jewish education from her time at Camp Pembroke and Capitol Camps to teaching Hebrew School at various temples. Chanit lives with her husband David and son Nathaniel in Waltham.

David List, Associate Director of Prozdor, is a graduate of Hebrew College, receiving his Masters in Jewish Education and Certificate in Jewish Informal Education, Youth Leadership, and Camping. David also holds a degree in Judaic Studies from the Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford. Prior to coming to Prozdor, David worked as a youth director at Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley. David has also worked with and consulted for numerous other programs and Jewish organizations in the Boston area. David lives with his wife Chanit and son Nathaniel in Waltham.

Martha Martin, Registrar, has worked at Prozdor for the past 12 years. She attended the Katharine Gibbs School and the University of Massachusetts Boston. She lives in Dorchester with her husband.

Yigal M. Pe’eri, Educator, was born and brought up in Israel. Inspired by Frost’s The Road Not Taken, he has devoted his career to both the business world and education world. On the business path he has served as President and VP of Marketing & Sales of for government, banking, hi-tech and paper companies. On the educational road, Yigal was the Executive Director of several community centers as well as the Israeli Shaliach (Representative) to Liverpool (UK) and Pittsburgh (PA). Yigal has taught Hebrew to youth and adults, ran workshops on strategic planning, negotiation, leadership, management,  The Samurai Way, Israel (the country, its people, and culture) and the Israeli-Arab conflict.  Yigal is also a certified and experienced instructor of GoJuRiu Karate (2nd Dan), Judo (4th Dan) and TaiChi. He loves his family, flying (single-engine), classical music and study of religions.

Becky Price, Educator, grew up in the Chicago area, moving to Boston to study at Emerson College where she earned a BA in Theatre Education. She returned to Boston after completing the WUJS program in Tel Aviv, interning for an Israeli theatre company.  When not at Makor, Becky teaches Drama at Oak Hill Middle School in Newton as well as working on productions at Newton South, North, at Kesher Newton Jewish After School Program, and with Israeli Stage.  Becky is excited to be combining her two greatest passions at Makor, theatre and Jewish learning.

Scott Roland, Educator, is currently enrolled in his final year of rabbinical school at Hebrew College. Prior to Massachusetts, he lived in the Great State of New Jersey and attended Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey. With over a decade of experience in the classroom, Scott is most passionate about Jewish Peoplehood and Israel. In the classroom, Scott focuses on strong textual content and breeding enthusiasm for learning. When not engaged in Jewish teaching or learning, Scott enjoys photography, birding, gadgets, and anything he can do with his dog, Tikvah. He lives in Newtonville with his wife, Aviva.
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