Judy Simon

Judy Simon

Judy Simon grew up in Chicago Illinois. With a BEd in Elementary Education and an MEd in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Judy worked in the Chicago Public Schools for six years before making Aliyah. After living in Haifa for six years, where Judy taught in the religious elementary and high schools and completed a course in teaching English as a second language at Gordon College, Judy and her family moved to Beit El. With over 15 years of teaching under her belt, her career took a U-turn, and she now serves as the Tourism Coordinator for the town of Beit El. In addition she hosts a weekly radio podcast called Life Lessons on Israel National Radio. Judy and her husband Yehuda are raising their six children to be competent and caring people with just the right amount of craziness to balance things out.

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Judy Simon Judy is a mother of six, lives in Beit El and works as the Tourism Coordinator for the town. Wednesday 4.3.15 2 Comments 2617 views

Hadassah of Purim

Adah Tofilowska12.jpg As a kid, I loved the holiday of Purim. The costumes, the treats, the noisy-happy atmosphere. The grinding of groggers [1] at Haman's name as the Megilla [2] story was read was a task that the children excelled at and which I took very seriously. The traditional triangle-shaped jelly-filled Hamentaschen cookies were a favorite of mine...

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Judy Simon Judy is a mother of six, lives in Beit El and works as the Tourism Coordinator for the town. Monday 2.2.15 8 Comments 2526 views

A Pot of Love

ירקות.jpg Traditions. One tradition that links me to my ancestors involves lighting flames, circling my hands above them, and whispering a prayer. Though I am referring to the kindling of the Sabbath candles, another tradition with the same motions also binds me to generations of Jewish mothers. It is the act of making soup.

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