Staff are Keshet’s heart and soul. Last year, we established six core values to guide the work of our staff: Positivity, Patience, Integrity, Teamwork, Communication and Respect. To demonstrate how our staff are bringing these values to life, we initiated the Keshet Staff Values Awards.
We are thrilled to announce the Winter 2021 recipients:
Jori Erlander, Ariella Frankel Keshet Day School | Communication
Jori is one of the newer staff members at the day school, but this hasn’t prevented her from being a strong team player and advocate for all the students in our elementary and middle school. As a social worker, she demonstrates exceptional communication skills between IEP team members, families, and districts. She has also developed strong relationships with students. Her ability to listen, empathize, and show compassion supports student growth in the classrooms.
Marley Kravitz, Recreation | Positivity
Marley is positive no matter the situation. Her ability to keep smiling makes her the amazing Keshet employee. During a difficult time when COVID limited our summer plans, she focused on what we could do instead of what we could have done. She has the skills and kindness that helps her go above and beyond in every job and event she works at. Keshet recreation programs would not be the same without Marley’s passion and dedication.
Nahi Lichtenstein, MY Life | Teamwork
Nahi always steps up to cover staffing needs, which has become critical during the pandemic. He is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure the residents have the right support.
Nahi is someone that his team and supervisor can count on. He is deeply committed to ensuring that the team is as effective as possible and is very helpful and appreciated.
Rita O’Hara, GADOL | Respect
Rita is the epitome of respect in every interaction she has with the team members and staff at GADOL. She shares her love of art and enhances team members’ love of art—each to their ability. She takes each person to levels that they may not have been aware that they had in them. She listens and responds in turn. We all missed her in person classes but her virtual have been more important, inspiring, comforting and creative. Staff needs her classes as much as team members. No one is judged; all can express themselves. Everybody who comes in contact with her feels loved and respected.
Sarah Paul, Keshet High School | Patience
No matter the setting, Sarah adapts instantly to any situation and does so with an exceptional amount of patience, even in the most demanding of circumstances. Morah Sarah rises to the occasion every day, whether in-person or remote for her students and staff. She has the unique ability to display a calm demeanor when teachers or co-workers may be handling challenging situations. In difficult settings, she immediately jumps into action and help to create a peaceful and calm environment, which transfers to both students and staff. Everyone is proud to call Sarah a colleague and friend.
Hannah Weller, Keshet Transition | Integrity
Hannah consistently models strong moral principles during challenging times and difficult situations. She is honest even when she is unsure of the outcome in conversations. Hannah is always thinking of others and her actions show an awareness of how her decisions impact the team. She is conscious of how her actions will impact the team.