Mrs. Kerrie Gipe —General Studies


Kerrie Gipe received her Master's in Teaching from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. She has completed additional coursework in ELD instruction and literacy coaching. She is a self-professed science nerd and loves reading science fiction in her spare time. Kerrie was a public school teacher in Portland, OR for several years before moving back to her hometown of Westminster, CA. She is excited to join the Hebrew Academy community and can't wait to see what this year will bring.


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.