Our Faculty & Staff
Head of School
Beverly Weinberg is an experienced educator with almost 50 years of teaching in the Jefferson County Public Schools. She holds a B.S. in Education and an M.Ed. in special education. While she officially retired in 2008, she remains committed to teaching part-time at Wilder Elementary School, focusing on children with special needs. As a semi-retired professional, Beverly finds fulfillment in working with L.B.S.Y. families, contributing to the development of a knowledgeable and robust generation of Jewish youth.
Assistant Head of School
Andi Callam has been a dedicated member of the LBSY staff for over 12 years, serving as both a teacher and now as Assistant Director. She holds a master's degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University. Previously, Andi worked as a Program Director at the Manchester, NH Jewish Federation and held various positions, including Camp, Children's, Cultural Arts, and Jewish Life Director, at the Louisville JCC. Since 2007, she has been the Assistant Director of Keneseth Israel Preschool. Both of her children, Emily and Clay, are LBSY alumni, having been students and Madrichim. Andi resides in Indiana with her husband, Jeff Callam, who also worked at the Louisville JCC.
K - 1st Grade Teacher
Nancy Renick has been an esteemed educator at LBSY for five years. Previously, she taught intermittently at the Hebrew school since 2000. Alongside her teaching role, she works as a clinical social worker in a primary care clinic. Both of her daughters are proud graduates of LBSY. Ms. Nancy's passion lies in teaching, continuously exploring innovative methods to deliver Hebrew and Jewish content to her students.
K, 1st, & 2nd Grade Teacher
Daniela Reuter, a Louisville native and LBSY and Camp Livingston alumni, is presently pursuing her Doctorate in Psychology at Spalding University. When not engrossed in her studies or involved in Louisville Jewish Community activities, she can often be found enjoying outdoor activities with her dog. Currently, Daniela teaches kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd-grade classes alongside Nancy and Maja. Her deep connection to Judaism greatly influences her life, and she is thrilled to impart that love and knowledge to her students.
K, 1st, & 2nd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
Judith Danovitch, a Psychology professor at UofL and director of the UofL KID Lab, focuses her research on understanding how children think and learn. As a native Hebrew speaker, she is thrilled to share her passion for the Hebrew language with the second grade this year.
4th Grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
Matana is embarking on her first year as the 5th grade teacher at LBSY, having recently moved to Louisville. Excited to immerse herself in Louisville's Jewish life, she brings a diverse academic background, holding a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from High Point University with minors in Psychology, Political Science, and Art. Currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Spalding University, her focus is on forensics. In the classroom, Matana employs various engaging activities to excite her students about learning, while incorporating her own passions. Beyond teaching, she is a lifelong equestrian, finding joy in everything from tranquil trails to competitive riding in the ring.
Rabbi Schmully Litvin
6 & 7th Grade Teacher
8th Grade Teacher
Rebecca Halpryn earned her M.A. in sociology from UofL and her B.A. in sociology from Berea College. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in applied sociology at UofL. She is currently teaching Chet class and has taught for LBSY since 2018. Rebecca has a passion for teaching about the Holocaust and Israel- the two major topics taught in 8th grade. She has lived in Louisville for three years, and loves being a part of such a vibrant Jewish community!