SARAH HAZI-BERK

SARAH HAZI-BERK

Hebrew Specialist

What do you enjoy doing with your time outside of work?
I enjoy working out, swimming, dancing, yoga, reading, hiking, and anything that has to do with nature.

Tell us something interesting about your family’s Jewish roots.
My family came to Israel from Yemen and has rich and special traditions and practices.

What was a singularly meaningful Jewish experience?
Singing Shalom Shabazi's song, Lefelach Harimon, at a lecture that I gave on Leil Shavuot in my synagogue. I used the story of Ruth’s journey as a lens to think about journeys in general, and specifically the Jewish Yemenite journey.

What was your proudest accomplishment as a child?
Being successful at and graduating from one of the best schools in Israel. I came from an underdeveloped village, so this was unusual.

Which elementary school teacher had the biggest impact on you and why?
My 3rd and 4th grade teacher Shoshana. She was caring and worked so hard with the limited resources we had to create beautiful lessons and activities.