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TASTY & Teen Coordinator BIO

Laurie Friedman_Photo_croppedI was raised in Napa and moved to Sacramento to pursue my education as a teacher. I am currently, and for 17 years, been a special education teacher at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks. I teach non-diploma track students independent living skills. I am very much an advocate for the students I work with.

I have been involved with Temple Or Rishon for over 20 years. I was around before we had a building! I have taught religious school for almost that long, including 4th grade, 7th grade, and now PreK/K. I am now helping out with TASTY as the advisor.

I have a wonderful daughter, Eden, who has gone through the education system at Or Rishon and is now helping with Sunday School and TASTY Bites. I am very proud of her and her connection to Judaism because of her relationships here.