Aliza Libman Baronofsky

 

Aliza Libman Baronofsky teaches at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. She studied Tanach at Midreshet Lindenbaum and York University, where she earned an advanced certificate in Hebrew and Jewish studies in addition to her academic degrees. She taught Tanach and math to middle and high school students at the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA for 11 years. In 2016, Aliza moved with her family to Rockville, MD. She is the creator of www.chumashandmath.blogspot.com, a repository of interdisciplinary lesson plans she has designed and implemented.

Subject area:

Most of my shiurim are based in Breisheet, Vayikra and Devarim, but I have many more, including Tanach-based shiurim about the chagim.

Sample lecture topics:

"Deception and disclosure: Truth and lies in the book of Breisheet" 

"Autonomy or destiny? Dreams in Parshiyot Vayeshev and Miketz"

"'Don't try this at home, kids!' The risk-taking foreign women who built our nation" (Parshat Vayeshev and Shavuot)

"'אף הן היו באותו הנס' - For they too were involved in the miracle: Hannah, Judith, and the women of Hanukkah" 

"Kedoshim: An Alternate Translation" 

"Parshat Nitzavim: The Covenant in the Modern World"

 

Publications:

  • “The Point of Dispute: Using Art to Assess the Depth of Student Understanding of Parshanut.” Jewish Educational Leadership. The Lookstein Center. Volume 10:1/Fall 2011. P. 31-33.

  • “Unraveling Parshanut Through Learning Stations.” Jewish Educational Leadership. The Lookstein Center. Volume 7:3/Summer 2009. P. 36-39.

  • “Will It Terminate?” A Mathematical Exploration. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. NCTM, December ’13-January ’14. P. 311-317.
     

Sample of teaching:

Dvar Torah

Video

Speaking fee:

$200-$250 per speech, depending on length, topic and preparation time

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