Yael Levy MorantzGrade 2 Judaics
You may have seen Yael roaming the VTT halls in the past few years on her way to teach an Israeli dance class. And you may have seen her spontaneously break into dance. In fact, Yael becomes sublimely happy after dancing a good hora. One of Yael’s special talents is her ability to come up with a song for (almost) every Hebrew word someone says (you should try it next time you speak to her). She would usually be able to tell you who wrote the lyrics and/or composed the music.
Born and raised in Israel, Yael received a B.A. in Art History and Behavioral Science from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She continued her education in New York, receiving an M.A. in Art History and Criticism, with a focus in Jewish Art.
Yael is dedicated to spreading her love of Jewish and Israeli culture wherever she goes, including B.C., to which she moved in 2010. During the past 3 years, Yael has taught several Israeli dance groups at VTT as well as at the JCC, and served as the Coordinator and Artistic Director of the JCC’s Festival Ha’Rikud. Yael believes that Hebrew should be experienced through all senses, and is excited to bring her passion for Hebrew and Israeli art and culture to VTT, especially to Grade 2 students. Yael recently participated in an intensive TalAm training and is prepared and excited to begin the year.