Elana has been working at the intersection of special education and Jewish education for over 15 years. She directs the Tikvah program for kids with special needs at Camp Ramah in California, which includes a camper program, a vocational program for young adults, and a camp for families that have children with special needs. Elana has consulted with multiple Jewish institutions to aid them in thinking about how to be more inclusive of Jews of all abilities. She has taught professional development courses in differentiated instruction, behavior management, and teaching Hebrew. She was the co-founder of Edah, a Jewish after school program in Berkeley, California, where she also lives with her husband and three boys, Yair, Nevo and Etai.
OUR FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Imagine walking into your synagogue, your JCC, your camp or school and seeing a plaque on the front wall stating that the institution is Cornerstone Certified, announcing to the world that your Jewish home is a place in which all are welcome and included.
Rosh Pina is helping to make it happen. Our Cornerstone Certification process offers a way for organizations and institutions to meet the requirements of their special needs populations by leading them on a year-long journey to create meaningful, enduring change, producing a truly inclusive community.
Certification not only serves those with special needs but also positively impacts the organization as a whole. By making deep, long-lasting change on all levels, we ensure that individuals and families of all abilities are included as integral parts of the Jewish community.
WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
Rosh Pina is hiring!
We’re looking for someone who is a creative professional with strong organizational, interpersonal, programming and communications skills with a background in Special Education, to serve a part time (7-10 hours a week) Inclusion Coach.
What you’re great at:
Flexible creative thinking and problem solving
Coaching on best practices in Special Education
Observing and giving feedback in educational settings
Highly organized and self-motivated
Planning a 2 day conference for educators
Creating connections in the field of Early Childhood Education in the Bay Area
Conducting observations and interviews at specific Early Childhood Sites
Creating relationships with other Jewish organizations in the Bay Area.
What you’ll bring to the job:
Preferred 1-2 years of work experience in either or both Special Education or Jewish Early Childhood Education
Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills
You’ll have a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, a sense of humor and an ability to take risks
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to