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CLAL Faculty

Ami Berlin

Ami Berlin grew up at Congregation Ner Tamid and has been working at CNT for 31 years, the last 16 years as the Director of Education and Youth. Ami loves her work at CNT and feels very grateful to be a part of this community. Ami graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Political Science and Psychology. She also has a MBA in Non Profit Management from the University of Judaism, a certificate from Hebrew Union College in Jewish Education specializing in adolescents and emerging adults, and a MA in Education from American Jewish University.  In her free time, Ami likes to spend time with her friends and family, walk her dog, Coco, binge popular streaming shows and play Mah Jong. (her newest hobby). Ami is so excited for the upcoming year and knows it is going to be a really special one!

Kariene Millet

Kariene Millet will be teaching Torah Tots for the 2022-2023 school year. A little bit about her, she graduated from the University of Arizona in 2018 with a Bachelors in Family Studies and Human Development and Special Education. She is 26 years old and works for Torrance Unified School District with special needs students at an elementary school. She is currently attending WGU Online to get a masters degree in Elementary Education. She has been a part of the CLAL faculty since 2019 and the Ner Tamid, CLAL/ Youth Program community since 1996. When she is not teaching at CLAL, you can find her watching Netflix or Disney+ cuddling with her doggy Henry. She is very excited to get to know each and every one of your children as they embark on a year full of fun, creativity, and ruach! 

Hannah Dunbar

Hannah Dunbar is teaching Kitah Gan (Kindergarten) this year! She has been a part of the CLAL faculty for the last three years and loves teaching students at CNT. Hannah is a graduate of UCLA and just started her Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in Child Welfare at Cal State Long Beach. When she is not teaching at CLAL, Hannah enjoys spending time with loved ones, trying new restaurants and cooking/baking. Hannah is very excited for the upcoming CLAL year and cannot wait to see new and old faces!

Gabi Perez

Gabi Perez is teaching Kitah Aleph (1st Grade) this year! She assisted in classrooms as a madricha for four years and this is her third year as CLAL faculty. One of her favorite things about teaching getting to know students’ diverse personalities and inspiring them to love their Jewish identity. Gabi is a graduate of Chadwick school and is currently as Freshman at University of Southern California. When she is not teaching at CLAL, Gabi enjoys hanging out with her family and dog, doing art, and trying fun new recipes. Gabi can’t wait for an amazing school year!

Maddy Maltz

Maddy Maltz is teaching Kitah Bet (2nd grade) on Sundays this year. This is her third year as a CLAL teacher. She is in her second year of college at LAHC and is studying child development. She recently started working as a behavioral therapist for children on the autism spectrum. In her free time she has picked up roller skating as it was an old hobby of hers. She is very excited for CLAL 2022-2023.

Chloe Chamberlain

Chloe Chamberlain is teaching Kitah Gimel (3rd grade) this year! This is her second year teaching at CLAL, and she grew up attending as a student for many years beforehand. Chloe is currently a student at El Camino College studying psychology and is hoping to also get a minor in education. Over the summer, Chloe worked at summer camp as an advisor to the counselors in training who were entering their junior year of high school. She loves working with kids and hopes to one day become a high school teacher. Chloe is so excited to be teaching again this year!

Shery Hakimian

Shery Hakimian will be teaching Kitah Dalet (4th grade) this academic year. She is very happy and proud to be part of CLAL faculty for the last 21 years. Shery graduated from the University of Tehran with major in psychology. After graduation, she moved to Israel and lived in Israel for ten years. She currently lives in Rancho Palos Verdes with her husband and twins. Shery enjoys meeting new people and learning about their language and culture. she is looking forward for a year full of learning and fun with her students.

Katie Glazier

Katie Glazier is teaching Kitah Hey (5th grade) this year! She has been a part of CLAL since preschool and has been a madricha for 6 years and this is her first year teaching. Katie is a graduate of South High school and is starting her first year at El Camino College. When she is not teaching at CLAL, Katie enjoys traveling, eating new and different food and spending time with friends and family. Katie is very excited for the upcoming CLAL year!

Ethan Cohen

Ethan Cohen is teaching Kitah Vav (6th grade) this year! He has been a part of the CLAL faculty for two years and cannot wait to return for a third! Ethan is a graduate of West Torrance High School and is currently in his third year at El Camino College. Outside of the classroom, Ethan likes workout, photography and reading. Ethan is extremely excited to be sharing his love for Judaism and Israel this upcoming CLAL year!

Miriam Cohn

Miriam Cohn is teaching Kitah Zayin (7th grade) this year and is the Assistant Director of Youth Engagement! She has been part of the CLAL faculty for 3 years and absolutely loves it and is looking forward to this year! She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in economics. Miriam’s favorite activities are reading (especially at a coffeeshop), hiking, snowboarding, and anything outdoorsy. She is looking forward to a fun and fantastic year!

Karin Tiler

Karin Tiler is teaching Hebrew and Judaism this year! She has been a part of the CLAL faculty for the last ten years and loves teaching students at CNT. Karin grew up in Israel and enjoy bringing her knowledge of Israel and Hebrew to her students. She loves helping her students learning for their Bar / Bat Mitzvah and she is doing it with her own fun way. When she is not teaching at CLAL, Karin enjoys spending time with her family, paddle boarding, rollerblading, going to the beach, ride bikes and traveling. Karin is very excited for the upcoming CLAL year!

Fri, October 7 2022 12 Tishrei 5783