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Languages Department - Faculty List

Ms. Esther Captan

Esther Captan

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  • Email: captane@maayanot.org
  • Esther Captan joins our Language Department as a teacher of Arabic. Previously, she was Head of the Foreign Language Department of Bruriah High School, where she taught French and Arabic to students in Grades 9-12. She also coordinated annual student trips to Europe and was Head of the Debate Team. In addition, Ms. Captan taught foreign language at Yeshiva University High School for Boys in New York and the Jewish Educational Center for Boys in Elizabeth. Ms. Captan holds a B.A. in Foreign Language from Ein Shams University. She has worked as an Official Arabic Court Interpreter.

Ms. Raquel Getzel

Raquel Getzel

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  • Email: Getzelr@maayanot.org
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  • Ms. Raquel Getzel teaches a 10th grade American Sign Language elective.  She completed her undergraduate work at the Institute of Technology in Venezuela, and acquired her knowledge of American Sign Language by studying for three years at the Sign Language Center in New York City.

Mrs. Dalia Nagar

Dalia Nagar

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  • Email: Nagard@maayanot.org
  • Mrs. Delia Nagar recently joined Ma'ayanot's faculty to teach Spanish. Born in Mexico, Mrs. Nagar studied to be a “Tecnico Profesional en Turismo,” a Professional Technician in Tourism at Colegio San Agustín in Mérida Yucatan, Mexico.  She also received vocal training at the prestigious Ampaaro Rubins in Mexico City and worked for many years as a professional performer, including being the recorded voice for children’s programming for Parson Education. Most recently she has worked as a Spanish translator for early intervention programs and as a Spanish teacher for the Yeshiva Ketana of Passaic High School.