Ana Turkienicz

Started at Rodeph Sholom School in:


Began career in Education in:


Educational Background:

M.A. in Jewish education from JTS, Harvard Business School & Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Favorite thing about Rodeph Sholom School:

Rodeph Sholom is true to its mission. We walk the walk. I also love that everyone smiles at each other in the hallways, from students to parents, faculty and staff. It’s just a happy place to be. I love Rodeph Sholom School’s commitment to Social Justice and to Israel. I love the connection that the clergy has with each and every child and the way in which CRS and Rodeph Sholom School are intertwined to create a meaningful and committed Jewish learning community. The cooperation amongst faculty and staff is just a joy.

Other things to know about me:

I was born in Brazil, where I first started teaching at the Local Jewish Day school in my hometown of Porto Alegre. I made alyiah with my husband Neco and lived for 13 years in a kibbutz in Israel, where she taught kindergarten and 1st grade. My family moved to the Israeli town of Beer Yaakov, where I taught 1st grade for many years, and then continued teaching Hebrew up to 9th grade. I moved with her family to the US in 2005, and I enjoy teaching Hebrew, Tefilah and Jewish Studies at Rodeph Sholom School. I am a soccer fan, and in the US she never misses a RedBulls game. I live in White Plains with my husband Neco and their two dogs.