The year 2017-2018 will see co-education directors for Kol Yeladim Religious School. Cantor Beth Schlossberg and Jennifer Halls will share responsibility for all school activities.
Cantor Beth Schlossberg grew up on the Main Line of Philadelphia. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music, she spent several years singing professionally in the classical world with the Philadelphia Opera Company and the Da Ponte Concert Opera in NYC, and singing in the Jewish world as a cantorial soloist. Cantor Beth also taught piano and voice, and ran the Hebrew School and Pre School music programs at Har Zion Temple, the synagogue she grew up attending. In 2003, realizing that the Cantorate was a perfect fit to combine her love of Judaism and of music, she decided to enroll in the Jewish Theological Seminary at the H.L. Miller Cantorial School. After being invested in 2008, Cantor Beth moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she spent 4 years with Beth El Synagogue before joining the Kol Ami family in 2013. Cantor Beth and her husband Michael are delighted to share in the warmth and vitality of our community.
Jennifer Halls has lived in North Tampa for almost 20 years. An Air Force brat, she moved around often during her childhood, quickly learning to make friends everywhere and loved every minute of it. She moved to Tampa in 1998 settling down with her family and parents, Anita & Herman Greenberg who were to retire here. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a double-major in Political Science and History. Shortly after, earning her teaching credentials at the University of South Florida, Go Bulls! Jennifer has been teaching high school, both Social Studies & Math, here in Hillsborough County & Pasco County for the past 20 years. She is currently teaching at Chamberlain High School. A greatly-involved member of the Jewish community, she’s been a religious school youth educator for 20 years in Tampa including 9 years at Kol Ami. She has three children that each attended Kol Ami’s Religious School. Jennifer, Chris and her whole family are excited for this new adventure and looking forward to sharing her passion for learning with the youth of Kol Ami.