INSTRUCTOR: Rabbi Dr. Jana De Benedetti has been teaching Hebrew and Jewish Studies for over 35 years at synagogues, other public institutions, and as a private tutor. She has taught Hebrew at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA), Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago, Illinois, LSUS and Centenary College in Shreveport. While in Shreveport she has taught at the Christian Center Montessori School, is the Rabbi and teaches Jewish music, Hebrew, and Torah studies at B’nai Zion Congregation, and was Educational Director at Agudath Achim Synagogue. She has published scholarly texts and articles, and helped to produce record albums and songbooks of Jewish music. She has earned a B.A. in Judaic Studies, an M.A. in Philosophy, and a Doctor of Arts in Humanistic Studies with specialization in Linguistics from SUNYA. She was ordained a Rabbi at RSI. Rabbi Jana makes learning Hebrew and Judaism enjoyable and joyful.