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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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Seema Gersten- Pre-1 Boys Secular Studies



Seema Gersten was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  She is a graduate of Bais Rivkah Seminary.  She received her BA from Touro College NYC and her Masters in Education from Brooklyn College School of Education.  After many successful years of teaching in the greater New York area she moved to LA  and has continued to inspire and motivate young children.  She is the founder and primary speaker for The Early Edge, which provides a variety of professional development workshops and seminars for early childhood professionals, teachers, parents and administrators.  Mrs. Gersten is proud to have a strong affiliation with Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop where she has attended multiple institutes on teaching reading and writing as well as coaching teachers in the  reading and writing workshop approach.  She is a published author and professional comedian who enjoys her monthly book group as well as her weekly Mah Jong game.  Mrs. Gersten and her husband Seth are the proud parents of two Emek graduates and one UCLA graduate- Go Bruins! 


To contact Seema Gersten, email sgersten@emek.org.

The teacher's assistant is Melody Kouhbian. 




Jamie Blauner- Pre-1 Boys Judaic Studies 


To contact Jaime Blauner, email jblauner@emek.org.

The teacher's assistant is Yaffa Aharonoff. 



Danielle Lototsky- Pre-1 Girls Secular Studies 


To contact Danielle Lototsky, email dlototsky@emek.org. 

The teacher's assistant is Sarina Barkey. 



Fraida Rimson- Pre-1 Girls Judaic Studies



Fraida Rimson has lived in different states in the US, as well as Canada and Israel. Her experience working with children began at a young age in life, in a variety of capacities. In 2011, she has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts as well as a Certificate in Architecture. Although she has endeavored other creative interests, ultimately her love for children and desire to touch lives has led her to pursue a career in Jewish education.  She is deeply passionate about nurturing the innate spirituality of youth and fostering a loving and nurturing classroom environment.

To contact Morah Fraida, email frimson@emek.org.


The teacher's assistant is Hila Mizrahi.