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    Rabbi Laura Sheinkopf
    Director of Jewish Life and Upper School Judaic Studies Teacher
    (832) 204-5900
    Columbia University - B.A.
    Hebrew Union College-JIR - M.H.L. and Rabbinic Ordination
    Rabbi Sheinkopf joined EWS in 2017 as a Judaic Studies Teacher. Rabbi Sheinkopf grew up on Cape Cod, attended Northfield Mt. Hermon School, and graduated from Columbia University with honors in religious studies where she was a New York State Scholar. Rabbi Sheinkopf attended Hebrew Union College where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She has more than a decade of teaching experience in a variety of different settings.
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    Ms. Rachel Silton
    Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher
    (832) 204-5900
    Vassar College - B.A.
    The Jewish Theological Seminary - M.A.
    Rachel joined the Middle School at EWS in 2013 and taught there for nine years until moving to the Upper School in 2022. Before joining the EWS staff, Rachel participated in the OTZMA Fellowship in Israel and had the opportunity to attend a Hebrew ulpan, volunteer in a small community in the Negev, and learn as an intern at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. Earning a full scholarship, she also studied Jewish Education, with a focus on Jewish day schools, and Jewish history, with a focus on ancient Judaism, at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Rachel currently teaches 9th-grade Judaics as well as Holocaust and Memory for Upperclassmen. When outside the classroom, Rachel loves spending time with her husband, two dogs, and daughter, Libby. She loves exploring Houston’s amazing Chinatown, baking Challah, and continuing her passion for Jewish learning.

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