Meet Our Staff

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Norman Einhorn, Director of LMAHH, is currently the Director of Engagement and Programming at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, PA. Norman started as a Hebrew School teacher at Har Zion in September, 1986 and hasn’t looked back since.

 

He has served as the principal of the Har Zion High School of Jewish Studies, leader of Junior Congregation, Middle School teacher, Adult Education teacher and Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor.

Norman is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, which led to his 30 year stint as founder and president of Unique Video Concepts. He and his best friend Steve Goldberg (also knows as the Sunday Director of LMAHH) also founded Unique Entertainment, a multi-media game show, which has entertained for thousands of contestants from summer camps and colleges to Hebrew Schools and birthday parties.

 

Norman’s passion has been providing a productive, positive and worthwhile Jewish education for our post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students - and heading up the phenomenal LMAHH dream team has been amazing!

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Harold Messinger is Hazzan (prayer leader) at Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley. Harold has been teaching teens of all ages since the early 90’s when he lived in Israel and worked for Ramah and USY year-long programs as an advisor. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Hazzan Harold worked full time at Akiba Hebrew Academy (now Barrack) here on the Main Line and then later at the Austin Jewish Academy in Austin, Texas. He moved back to Philly in 2005 to train to become a Cantor and has been at Beth Am Israel since 2006.

 

He has a passion for music and prayer of all kinds, including a new venture called, “The Interfaith Music Project of Philadelphia”, a multi-faith performance group building bridges and relationships through music, prayer and dialogue.  He loves connecting teen to Israel, their Judaism and to prayer and spirituality, and strives to help teens find their own Jewish identity in the post-Bnai Mitzvah years. Finally Harold is obsessed with Hummus and is grateful to live in the second best city in the world for outstanding Hummus (outside of the Promised Land) and he is excited to pursue his very own HummusQuest this fall! Looking forward to a new year at LMAHH! 

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Lisa Richman is currently the Education Director at Temple Beth Hillel – Beth El.  She was a Judaic Studies teacher at Perelman Jewish Day School and the Education Director at Camp Ramah in the Poconos.  She’s done extensive work in the fields of formal and informal education and has a background in both general and Jewish studies.

Hannah Isaacs-Arkin is currently the Education Director at Adath Israel. Hannah has held various leadership roles in the Jewish community for close to a decade. She held the position as Youth Director at Congregation Beth Elohim, in Brooklyn NY and Program Director at the Union of Reform Judaism's Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA. Most recently, Hannah has worked with Tribe 12 in Philadelphia and as the Youth Educator at Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in Malvern, PA. Hannah believes it is imperative to our Jewish community to create dynamic educational opportunities for students of all ages.

 

In 2020 Hannah started her journey towards her Master’s in Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. She loves being a part of a learning community and is excited to use what she is learning with the students in LMAHH. Hannah lives in South Jersey with her husband Jacob and rescue Corgi Ginger.

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Steve Goldberg has had a long career in both secular and Jewish education. Steve first started teaching at Beth Tikvah B’Nai Jesherun in 1984. Steve then made the big move to the Main Line, and started teaching at Har Zion in 1986 along with his best friend of over forty years, Norman Einhorn (AKA - LMAHH Director). Steve teamed up with Norman to become Co-Principals of Har Zion Hebrew High School in 2004, and remained in that position until the creation of LMAHH in 2017. Steve’s passion for Jewish Education and working with Jewish teens is as strong as ever, and is the perfect compliment to his day job!

 

During the day, Steve works as an elementary school teacher in the Upper Dublin School District, and will be beginning his 29th year as a fourth grade teacher at Jarrettown Elementary School. When not in the classroom, Steve loves spending time with his wife Jami, and two children, Eden and Sam, (both of whom are proud LMAHH students), and his two dogs, Syd and Kugel. Steve also has a strong passion for cheering on his beloved Philly sports teams, and has been an Eagles season ticket holder since the late 70’s! 

Also on staff:

Sara Chernov