Mrs. Stephanie Rimzdius—General Studies


I am so excited to be teaching 4th grade at the Hebrew Academy!  I am a native of the city of Fountain Valley and have been married for eight years with two boys ages three and six.  I began my teaching career teaching piano for nine years. I went on to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in social science, and my teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach.  I have been teaching for nearly 10 years, including teaching 5th grade in the Long Beach and Westminster School Districts.

I love staying active hiking, going to the beach, biking, and spending time with friends and family.  I also love to read in my spare time.   


Rabbi Mendy Drihem—Judaic Studies


It is truly an honor and privilege to join the Hebrew Academy family. I grew up in Montreal and had the wonderful opportunity of learning in Israel for some time. I have always had a passion for teaching, and am glad to be able to share this passion in such a wonderful school, working along side the most supportive administration,  teachers, and staff. My goal and vision as a teacher is for every student to feel comfortable so they can grow to become the best person they can be. 


Mrs. Miriam Gold—Hebrew Language


Mrs. Gold is a legendary Ivrit instructor. She is in her 3rd decade of teaching at the Hebrew Academy. She takes great pride in having taught many of her students’ parents. Her aim is to have each of her students love and master the Hebrew language. Many of her student’s return from their time in Israel full of gratitude for the phenomenal Hebrew Language skills and love for Israel they acquired during their time in Mrs. Gold’s class.