Mrs. Risa BerkowitzJudaic Studies Teacher
Mrs. Risa Berkowitz new to the Limudei Kodesh faculty this year, began her teaching career at a Kiruv school in NY while simultaneously completing her BA in Psychology from Queens College. Knowing that her passion was to teach and spread Torah, she wanted to graduate with an education that focused on understanding human nature and behavior. Upon marrying and moving to Baltimore, MD, she taught Limudei Kodesh in Shalheves H.S. for girls. Her responsibilities included hosting Shabbatonim and special programs with the girls. Years later, her family moved to Miami where she has .
taught preschool. This enabled her to continue to contribute as a teacher and still be near her little ones. During that time Mrs. Berkowitz helped run yearly women’s events to inspire spiritual growth in the community, weekly lunch and learn programs, and summer learning programs. In her spare time she enjoys writing and hopes to complete a sequel to a pamphlet she put together for post-seminary young women. Now that her youngest has graduated preschool, Mrs. Berkowitz is excited to be “back in High School”, especially with her own principal from her H.S. years in YUHSG, Dr. Brand.