Ms. Erin Rainey — General Studies


 Erin Rainey has been part of the Hebrew Academy since 2018.  She is a Southern California native and a CSULB graduate (Go Beach!).  Before coming to The Hebrew Academy she worked for the Huntington Beach City School District for 10 years.  When she’s not teaching she enjoys spending time at home with family and friends. She is an avid reader, and loves cooking, crocheting, and running.  The mother of twin boys, she and her husband remain active constantly and can often be found at the beach surfing, at baseball and soccer practice, or having Sunday night dinners with our families. They love camping, swimming, playing, and working together at home. 

Morah Ronya Fajnland and Morah Mushka Drihem -Judaic Studies




Noa Slayback - Ivrit (Hebrew Language)


Born and raised in Israel, where her siblings and parents still live, Mrs. Slayback now lives with her husband and daughter in Huntington Beach. She earned a B.A in both Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben Gurion University.  She has always loved the Hebrew language and now enjoys sharing it with students of all ages.  Having studied child development, she knows that the way to reach children is to create an engaging and stimulating environment where students feel safe to take chances.  Her classroom is alive with physical activity and with games that help students want to learn more. Mrs. Slayback’s hobbies and passions include piano, ballet, Qi Gong, and pilates. She is an avid reader of world news and events, and watches Israeli TV to maintain her connection to the country.