Hebrew 101

Course Schedule

March 29
April 5
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
June 7


About The Instructor

Michael Raileanu was born and raised in El Paso, TX and grew up in a family of teachers and dedicated Zionists. Michael got his first classroom assignment at the age of 15 and has been teaching non-stop ever since. He has held leadership positions in every Jewish educational setting, formal and informal, that can be named. He has spoken before groups ranging from preschoolers and their parents to governmental symposia.

Michael got his B.A. in English from the University of Texas, Austin and his M.A.Ed. from the University of Judaism. Michael was the 2007 winner of the JProStl Peer Excellence Award for Adult Education. Additionally, he received both 2010 Stuart I. Raskas Outstanding Day School Teacher Award and the Grinspoon/Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

Michael is married to Lorie (Beaudry) and together they have four children ranging from 17 – 26. Michael and Lorie have known each other since the age of 15 and have shared their odyssey of two countries, four states, 19 houses and myriad friends and acquaintances.

Michael brings tremendous humor, pop culture references, experience and enthusiasm to his teaching. If you have ideas you would like to share or would like to discuss the Dodgers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Lakers, the Texas Longhorns, or the importance of frozen Peanut Butter M&M’s please feel free to send him an email.