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Faculty

Noa Bourke                              
Hebrew School Director

Noa is a New England native who has spent decades living in Boston and the surrounding towns.  In addition to loving Jewish education, Noa is a professionally trained nurse and has worked in hospice, pediatrics and solid organ transplant practice.  Noa has been deeply involved in Jewish education for more than 25 years and has taught students in all the major Jewish denominations and has been the Director of Education at three synagogues. He has been a member of CAA since 2012, and enjoys attending services and community events. You may have seen him on shabbat chanting haftarah or with the kids downstairs as a substitute.  Noa is avid outdoor walker and black belt chocoholic. He tries to do more of the former and less of the latter.   Noa can be reached via email.

Joan Nagler                               
Hebrew School Teacher

 Joan F. Nagler has been a Jewish Educator and Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor for over 25 years.  She served as Director of Education at synagogues in Newburyport, Brookline, Portsmouth, Haverhill and Peabody.  Joan is a certified family educator, curriculum director, and has been the officiant for Bar and Bat Mitzvah services.  In addition to teaching at CAA, Joan is Head Teacher at Havurat Shalom in Andover and tutors many children for their Bar and Bat Mitzvah.

Shira Moss                              
Tot Shabbat Leader

Shira Moss has been teaching in Jewish educational settings for over 20 years, integrating visual, movement and percussive arts into aspects of prayer, ritual, holiday and ethical themes. She has worked with many different age groups designing lessons and activities to best engage a range of skills and interests. Shira enjoys the energy and imagination of the tot participants and their families and looks forward to another dynamic year at CAA. 

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