Makor administrators and educators comprise a team of diverse and uniquely talented leaders in their areas of focus. We value our professionals, who have worked together to build our warm and engaging learning community.
Coordinator of Hebrew Langauge
Mira Angrist has extensive experience teaching Hebrew, mentoring Hebrew teachers and providing professional-development workshops for Hebrew teachers. In addition to her work at Makor and Prozdor, she serves as a Hebrew consultant to the Union for Reform Judaism and as a Hebrew instructor at Boston University. Angrist has presented at national conferences and has been involved in developing Hebrew curricula, both for Jewish day schools and supplementary settings. She enjoys traveling and making mosaic art. Some of her artwork has been presented in exhibitions in the Boston area.
Laura Bellows has experience teaching and designing Jewish educational programs for all ages, with particular expertise in experiential and environmental education. She has taught at the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute, Limmud NY, the Interfaith Youth for Climate Justice program and numerous Hebrew schools and is a lead educator and former director of community programs for the Teva Learning Alliance. Bellows holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and is pursuing rabbinic ordination at Hebrew College. When not studying Torah or on her bike, she enjoys making music, art and cookies.
Dan Brosgol, MJEd'04
Director of Prozdor
Dan Brosgol holds a bachelor's degree in politics from Brandeis University and both a certificate in Jewish day school education and a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College. He is currenting pursuing a doctorate in the Northeastern/Hebrew College collaborative EdD program. Brosgol is an avid runner and Boston sports fan. He lives in Bedford, Mass., with his wife, Elizabeth, and four children.
Director of Programming and Initiatives
Emilia Diamant joined Hebrew College in 2012 from Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, N.C., where she worked as principal and youth director. A Boston area native, she studied informal education at New York University. She enjoys dancing, going to Red Sox games and exploring the city.
Hillel Greene is a fourth-year rabbinical student at Hebrew College and a second-year Makor instructor. He previously taught at Temple Shir Tikvah in Wayland and Camp Ramah in New England, a Jewish summer camp in Norwood, Mass. This year, Greene is also serving as the rabbinic adviser for Boston College Hillel. He and his wife, Lily, live in Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Chana Kupetz grew up in Israel and served as a commander and Hebrew teacher in the Israel Defense Forces education corps. After fulfilling her military service, she studied at Yeshivat Hadar in New York City. Kupetz enjoys modern Israeli poetry, bike riding and trying out new recipes. She lives with her wife in Brookline.
Josh Langer, MJEd'11
Director of Makor and Special Projects
Josh Langer is a graduate of the first cohort of BBYO’s Professional Development Institute, during which time he earned an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College while working at BBYO's international headquarters in Washington, D.C., and receiving mentoring from leading Jewish professionals. Langer has formerly served as director of youth education at Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill, Mass. His work has focused on strategic planning, teaching, school leadership and administration, Jewish teen market research, curriculum development, program consultation and professional development. He and his wife, Esther, live in Cambridge.
Chanit Brenner List
Educator and Special Education Consultant
Chanit Brenner List is a graduate of Lesley University, where she received undergraduate and graduate degrees in special education. She currently serves as the special-education team chair for the Hillside School in Needham, Mass. List's commitment to Jewish education includes work at Camp Pembroke, a Jewish girls camp in central Massachusetts, and Capitol Camps in the Catocin Mountains of Pennsylvania, and teaching Hebrew School at various area temples. She and her husband, David, the associate director of Prozdor, live in Waltham with their son, Nathaniel.
David List, MJEd'09
Associate Director of Prozdor
David List joined Prozdor in 2009 as director of student life and has served as its associate director since 2011. He holds a Master of Jewish Education and Certificate in Jewish Informal Education, Youth Leadership and Camping from Hebrew College and a bachelor's degree in Judaic Studies from the Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford. Prior to joining Prozdor, List worked as a youth director at Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley. He has also worked with and consulted for numerous other programs and Jewish organizations in the Boston area. He and his wife, Chanit, live in Waltham with their son, Nathaniel.
Yigal M. Pe’eri
Yigal M. Pe'eri was born and raised in Israel and has made his mark in both the business and education fields. On the business side, he has served as president and vice president of marketing and sales of for government, banking, hi-tech and paper companies. On the educational road, he was executive director of several community centers as well as the Israeli representative to Liverpool, U.K., and Pittsburgh, Pa. Pe'eri has taught Hebrew to youth and adults and run workshops on strategic planning, negotiation, leadership and management. He is also a certified and experienced instructor of Gōjū-ryū karate, judo and tai chi. He enjoys flying (single-engine), classical music and study of religions.
A native of Chicago, Becky Price moved to Boston to study at Emerson College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in theater education. After graduating, Price completed the WUJS Arts Program in Tel Aviv, interning for an Israeli theatre company, before returning to Boston. In addition to her duties at Makor, Price teaches drama at Oak Hill Middle School in Newton and works on productions at Newton South, Newton North, Kesher Newton Jewish community after-school program and with Israeli Stage.
Scott Roland, a graduate of Rutgers University, is in his final year of rabbinical school at Hebrew College. With more than a decade of experience in the classroom, Roland is most passionate about Jewish peoplehood and Israel. In the classroom, he focuses on strong textual content and inspiring in his students an enthusiasm for learning. Outside the classroom, Roland enjoys photography, birding, gadgets and spending time with his dog, Tikvah.