which have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Atlantic magazine.
A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Daniel still finds satisfaction as in-house counsel for a Fortune 50 company. He just wishes he could take a month off and audit his daughter’s 4-6th grade Jewish Montessori upper elementary class where they are learning about the history of the Talmudic era by playing Mishnapoly and also creating their own marble games.
Unlike Ami, Daniel grew up in Queens and Brooklyn and attended and graduated from the Yeshivah of Flatbush, living in zip codes that have more Jews and kosher restaurants than most major American cities.
Mark Ramer has been in the real estate business in New York City since 1986. Before entering the real estate industry, Mr. Ramer practiced dentistry in Rego Park, Queens. He was the president of the Solomon Schechter Jewish Day School for 10 years as well as the Executive Vice president of the Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach.
Mr. Ramer also served on the Board of Jewish Education – New York, Hadassah, JEP Summer Camps and Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem, a yeshiva on the Lower East Side.
Mr. Ramer was born in Poland and lived in Venice, Italy and Haifa, Israel before immigrating to the U.S. in 1966. He graduated from Queens College in 1972 and NYU Dental School in 1976. He resides in Woodmere, NY with his wife Naomi, an Oral Pathologist, and their children Yael, Ilana and Adi.
Patricia Luciani Rabinowitz
Founder and Director,Primary School Strategic Consulting and Mobley, Luciani Associates, Inc.
Patricia Luciani Rabinowitz has provided strategic organization development and communications consulting to a wide range of educational institutions for more than 30 years. She has led strategic planning initiatives for secular and religious independent schools and universities including: West Side Montessori School, The Brownstone School, Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, and New York University Dental School, and for professional and membership organizations such as The College Board and the American Montessori Association. In addition, Patricia has supported numerous organization change efforts, helped to build school advancement functions and has provided executive mentoring to heads of organizations, schools and departments. Patricia’s graduate work in psychology at the New School for Social Research focused on leading organization change, and she earned an executive MBA at Columbia University School of Business.
Her commitment to Montessori education is deeply rooted and her belief in the efficacy of Jewish Montessori to provide inspiring and life-changing education for the benefit of the Jewish people drives her volunteer work on behalf of JMS.
Ms. Tannen received her BS in Elem. Ed. from the University of Colorado, her Master's in Educ. Psychology and Measurement from Cornell University and her Master's in Jewish Education from Brandeis University. She was also the proud recipient of a Wexner Graduate Fellowship and completed numerous Montessori trainings.
Professionally, Ms. Tannen has been the Head of the Eliot Montessori School in Natick, MA, Lower School Director of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, and Head of Middle School at JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School in Watertown, MA and is now the Dean of Students at The Binah School in Sharon, MA.
Her investment in Jewish education is clear from the above information. What is not clear is her commitment to Montessori values and principles. "Montessori tenets should be at the core of Jewish educational practice as they lead to the development of the very values Judaism holds so dear. Jewish Montessori schools should be nurtured, supported and expanded so that more families and communities can benefit from an extraordinary Jewish education that results through the incorporation of Montessori."