Elementary & Middle School

15365 Magnolia Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Tel: (818) 783-3663        Fax: (818) 783-3739

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Early Childhood Center

12732 Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607

Tel: (818) 980-0155        Fax: (818) 980-6908

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About Emek


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Rivka Blauner



Rivka Blauner was born and raised in the valley and graduated from Emek. This is her 6th year teaching Kindergarten in the ECC. She obtained her degree in child development along with specialized certificates from LAVC and is always finding new and exciting child development classes to further her education. She currently has two boys attending Emek. 


To contact Rivka Blauner, email rblauner@emek.org.











Debbie Levine


Debbie Levine was born and raised in the valley. She has been married for 26 years and has 5 children. She is a graduate of Emek's Class of 1977. All of her children are Emek alumni or current students. She knew she wanted to be a preschool teacher since she was a little girl. She began her teaching career at Emek while being a college and was mentored by our very own Bernice Zachariash. She wakes up every morning happy to go to work!


To contact Debbie Levine, email dlevine@emek.org.







Cookie Richards


Cookie Richards was born in Philadelphia and raised in a small suburb called Bala Cynwyd. After attending the local day school from pre-Nursery through 12th grade, she spent two years learning in a teacher’s seminary in Jerusalem. Upon her return, she attended Lander College for Women (Touro Manhattan). She left after three semesters to pursue her psychology degree online and started working as a preschool teacher in her hometown. She worked closely with her mother, who has been teaching preschool for almost 30 years. She moved to the Pico area in November 2011 after marrying Yehoshua Richards. 


To contact Cookie Richards, email crichards@emek.org.