When Rabbi Levi Solomon, the Torah Principal at Emek Hebrew Academy, Teichman Family Torah Center in Sherman Oaks, CA, received his surprise 2015 Jewish Educator Award, his love for both his profession and the students he works with was readily apparent. "I've been part of this school for 18 years...This is my life. This is what I do, day in, day out," he said. "I feel I'm blessed by each one of you."
At Emek Hebrew Academy, students develop a knowledge and love of Torah thanks to Rabbi Levi Solomon's expanded and engaging curriculum. Solomon received his unexpected JEA during a schoolwide assembly, ostensibly held to celebrate the Jewish high holy days. The announcements were made by Milken Family Foundation Executive Vice President Richard Sandler and BJE: Builders of Jewish Education Executive Director Dr. Gil Graff.All videos should be credited to the “Milken Family Foundation.”