Rabbi Schwartz, a graduate of the Rabbinical Seminary of America/Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, brings his various talents and expertise to Ateres Bnos Ita. Teaching the past 6 years at Chofetz Chaim Los Angeles Affiliate/Yeshivat Ohr Chanoch and as a learning Rebbe for years in camps, Rabbi Schwartz brings his excitement for learning to the classroom. In addition, Rabbi Schwartz’s background in fundraising and a graduate of Torah Umesorah's Leadership and Fundraising Academy (TULFA) program give Rabbi Schwartz the skills necessary to help build a school and contribute to the Las Vegas community.
Mrs. Schwartz, a Rochester, NY native, brings many years of varied teaching experiences from the past 10 years with her to Ateres Bnos Ita. Starting her teaching career in Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Schwartz moved on to teach in Boca Raton, FL and served as a dorm counselor for Russian seminary exchange students in Brooklyn. Later on, Mrs. Schwartz and her family moved to Los Angeles, where she spent the last 4 years teaching at Valley Torah High School for Girls. There she taught a variety of classes while implementing and running a number of programs and some administrative work. Mrs. Schwartz brings her care and love for her students to every aspect of developing the school in order to provide the young women of Las Vegas with a school that will allow them to thrive personally and succeed academically.
Mrs. Chana Bracha Alcabes has been involved with the chinuch of students in multiple settings. She has experience as both a social worker and educator empowering students' success. She relocated to Las Vegas to teach Torah and impact the Jewish community in Nevada. As Student Council Coordinator, Mrs. Alcabes will guide our students as they mature into young adults through fun and inspirational activities. Mrs. Alcabes has a Master's in Social Work from LIU as well as a teacher's certificate from Rabbi Yoel Kramer.
Mrs. Rachel Amzaleg
Mrs. Amzaleg comes to Ateres Bnos Ita full of excitement and enthusiasm. She previously taught in Los Angeles before relocating to Nevada where she is both a mother of two and a speech-language pathologist. Mrs. Amzaleg’s class focuses on the Inyanim and Hashkafos of the month to provide students with a deeper understanding of the Jewish calendar and upcoming Yomim Tovim.
Mrs. Batshi Bergida
Mrs. Bergida brings many years of experience working with teens to Ateres. Aside from teaching for many years, Mrs. Bergida is also a social worker with private practices in Las Vegas and New York. Mrs. Bergida is looking forward to sharing her excitement for learning and love of Parsha with her students this year.
Miss Myriam Cohen
Another Los Angeles native, Miss Cohen recently relocated to Las Vegas with her family where she is pursuing a career in real estate. While doing that, Miss Cohen is enjoying her time in the classrooms both in YDLV and Ateres. Miss Cohen shares her love of Yiddishkeit and wisdom with her students as they explore the history of the Jewish Nation and become the next links in the chain.
Mrs. Ronit Didio
Mrs. Didio, an Israel native, began her teaching career while serving in the Israeli Army. She received her teaching credentials from Bait Berel College for Teachers in Israel. Mrs. Didio moved from Israel to the United States in 1987 where she received her Bachelor of Education from Newport University in California. Since then Mrs. Didio has taught in several Jewish Day Schools and received the Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in 2001. Mrs. Didio is excited to teach Ivrit at Ateres Bnos Ita and share her skills and love for the language with our students.
Mrs. Risa Moskowitz
Mrs. Moskowitz comes to Ateres with 20 years of teaching experience. After spending the last number of years teaching at Torah High in San Diego, Mrs. Moskowitz and family relocated to Las Vegas a year ago where she has shared her knowledge, wisdom, and warmth with her students and community members. Her Chumash class blends skills, Mussar, and Hashkafa to give students a love of Torah learning.
Mrs. Nechama Dina Nadler
Mrs. Nadler was born in raised in sunny Santa Monica, CA where she attended Bais Yaakov for high school. After studying for a year at a teaching seminary in Tzfas, Israel, Mrs. Nadler began her teaching journey with a 5-year career in early childhood education. Upon moving to Las Vegas, she enrolled in an art class at CSN where she received two Bachelor's Degrees- one in sculpture, and one in secondary education with an art emphasis. Mrs. Nadler is licensed by the state of NV, and teaches art full time at a Title 1 middle school in North Las Vegas. Her passions are education and art, and she loves to combine the two. While in college, Mrs. Nadler also worked part-time at Las Vegas Jewish High for six years, teaching Sefer Daniel, and eventually art. She is excited to be joining the staff at Ateres as an art teacher and looks forward to helping each girl tap into her creativity, and bring it forth to shine.
Mr. Eric Sloate
Biology and Algebra
Mr. Sloate joins the Ateres Team with years of experience. After receiving his B.S. in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University/West Indies Laboratory and attending Florida Institute of Technology where he did his graduate coursework in Marine Biology/Aquaculture, Mr. Sloate jumped right into his teaching career. An expert in math and the sciences, Mr. Sloate has helped develop science programs in many different schools in both California and now in Las Vegas, where he recently relocated. Mr. Sloate brings that same enthusiasm to Ateres Bnos Ita where he challenges our students in both Honors Biology and Algebra.
Mrs. Sue Slocum
US History and English
Mrs. Slocum, a Philadelphia native, attended Temple University for both her undergraduate and graduate work before relocating to Las Vegas with their two children, Jordan and Lindsay. Sue has been an educator in many years serving many different roles. She has served as a teacher, administrator, interventionist, and curriculum director, as well as a member of the Nevada Department of Education, where she developed I developed the writing and language arts curriculum along with the testing element. Sue feels that education is a joint venture that involves the students, staff, and parents to allow students to achieve their potential. She is looking forward to developing the academic program for the students at Ateres, teaching US History and Pre-AP English.