A Little Taste of Love and Israel at Wise School, with Roni
You seem passionate about so many things, are you involved with the community in anyway? After my high school graduation [in Israel], I fulfilled my national service as a teacher’s aid in kindergarten and first grade. I worked with students who had special needs, and I enjoyed my work with the children so much that I decided to become a teacher. While attending college, I volunteered in the student disability center in the college of Southern Nevada.
It seems like you give back to the world in so many ways. Tell us what you enjoy doing for you. I enjoy traveling and exploring new horizons. I love to explore different activities that enrich me with cultural diversity, such as foreign festivals. I love to cook for my family and friends. In my free time, I read, knit, enjoy long bike rides, and love movies. When given the chance, I look forward to sitting on the beach, listening to the waves crash, and watching the sun go down. I also have a special place in my heart for watching the sun rise. The colors… the connection to nature and creation…
Tell us more about some of your likes and dislikes. I am always eager to meet new people, listen to their stories, and make new friends. I am most happy when listening to music and dancing. I like reading, both in Hebrew and in English. I love to learn new languages and explore different cultures. Growing up in a multi-cultural society (Israel) and coming from an Indian folklore background, I have deep appreciation for diversity.
One thing I DO NOT enjoy is the Los Angeles highway system. I have a strong aversion to both traffic and fish, while it is odd, it is true.
Fish? It’s not the fish’s fault. I just don’t think it’s edible.
You talked about your love of cooking. What might I find in your refrigerator at this very moment? My fridge is quite boring. Inside you would find vegetables, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, Anaheim peppers, cilantro, and mint leaves. For dessert, I enjoy fruits such as oranges, apples, and strawberries, and strawberry ice cream (as a treat). My meals usually consist of chicken, hash browns, chicken nuggets, pizza, turkey breast, and much more. You would likely find a carton of milk, coconut juice, ketchup, mustard, and tomato sauce, as I usually cook food from scratch and only carry ingredients.
Tell us about a memorable event in your life. An event that helped shape my life is the birth of my daughters. It was such a delight to watch them grow, take their first steps, and see them become beautiful young women. The joy of motherhood is beyond words.
Would you like to leave us with any last words? There are a few unique things about me that are worth sharing: I am left handed, but I do half of my operations with my right hand. I have double joints, and I am trilingual. Last but not least, I love being a part of the Wise family and look forward to coming here each morning.
Roni at a Glance
- Position: 4th grade Hebrew teacher.
- Place of Origin: I was born in the southern most part of Israel, in the Negev near Beer Sheva. I grew up in a small city called Dimona. I graduated high school with the same friends that I shared a class with from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Recently, I rekindled friendships with many of these childhood friends after an exciting high school reunion.
- Family: I have two wonderful daughters. Sharon is 24 and Ariel is 20. In my free time, I love to cook family dinners and travel with them. We also have a dog whom we love to take on walks and on vacations.
- Education: I graduated with my BA in Social Science with a Minor in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). I am a certified Tal-Am Hebrew teacher and participant of a Hebrew immersion seminar at AJU.