Lori Cohen (she/her) expands young minds and generates a love of Jewish life and learning for students through hands-on experiential learning that is immediately relevant to their lives. In addition to teaching 4th and 10th grades at Torah La’am and serving as our Youth Coordinator, Lori also runs knitting groups and directs a local chapter of Workers’ Circle. Lori has over twenty years of experience working with children as a teacher, early childhood center director, youth director, music teacher, and artist. Her degrees in both special education and social work help Lori draw out each learner’s strengths so they feel valued and important in the learning environment. This emphasis, as well as the feeling of mishpacha (family) in the classroom, increases each student’s desire to learn and helps them feel they are part of something bigger than themselves.