Education Staff

Shoni Aronovich

Director of Education

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Shoni teaches middle school and high school classes at Beth El and is the coordinator for J-LOFT (Jewish Learning Opportunities for Teens), a regional program whose features include the HiBur program — a weeklong visit by Sudbury-area 10th-graders to host families in Israel and a visit here by the Israeli teens.

A native of Tel Aviv, Shoni has been with Beth El since 2017. He holds a B.A. in Jewish philosophy and Jewish history and a B.Ed. in Jewish philosophy, all from Tel Aviv University’s Ofakim program. “I truly believe in the creative aspect of Jewish learning, in the sense of creating and owning something with what you learn and not just keeping it on the paper. I try to engage my students in different forms for interacting and creating with our Jewish materials,” he says. Shoni’s hobbies include travel, nature, films and cooking.

Aaron Marans

Assistant Director of Education

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Aaron leads our BE InSpirEd program for grades PreK-7. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and a master’s degree in secondary education and teaching. He has a breadth and depth of experience in both public education and private Jewish educational programs as well as social service roles.