Morah Susan Frisch, Kindergarten Teacher

“North Shore Hebrew Academy is my community school. It’s where my heart lies.” Morah Susan Frisch was a PTA president at the North Shore Hebrew Academy when the principal of the school asked her to help out with the first grade. They needed an assistant, and Morah Susan was not only a committed member of the community, but had also earned her degrees in education both as an undergraduate and graduate student.

Thirty-four years later, Morah Susan is one of NSHA’s most beloved kindergarten teachers. With her love of lashon– and secondary degree in linguistics, Morah Susan teaches her students the foundations of Hebrew grammar, ensuring that they enter first grade speaking in complete and proper sentences.

Israel is a core part of her classroom. The students soak up stories about ancient and modern-day Israel, exploring the geography, history and culture throughout the year. During Yom Haatzmaut, they travel on a make-believe plane and visit all of the places they studied. “The best part of my job is being able to participate in developing my students’ Jewish neshamot through tefila and Torah, which are my passions, said Morah Susan. “This is the basis of everything I hope to impart to my kids, and I love to see how wonderfully they turn out.”