Morissa R. Freiberg, director of education at Congregation Beth Tikvah, has earned the prestigious title of Reform Jewish Educator.

Morissa R. Freiberg, director of education at Congregation Beth Tikvah, has earned the prestigious title of Reform Jewish Educator.

Freiberg was awarded the title by the Reform Jewish Educator Title Granting Commission. The title is granted to those educators, rabbis and cantors who have fulfilled extremely stringent academic requirements in the areas of education, educational administration and Judaic studies as well as a supervised educational internship.

During the past three years, Freiberg has updated curriculum at Beth Tikvah, incorporating technology, music and art into learning at all grade levels.

On Sunday, May 10, Religious School at Beth Tikvah students presented their artistic work for all of the parents at the annual "Creative Arts Celebration," the brainchild of Freiberg. A play, an instrumental performance and a sing-a-long preceded the grand finale, the unveiling of a large Beth Tikvah mosaic.

The mosaic was created with the help of Beth Tikvah Religious School's first-ever artist-in-residence, Christina Mattison. Mattison had all of the students in the religious school, from Gan to Post-Confirmation, glue small scraps of colored paper to each child's individual foam-board tile. Then all the tiles were assembled into three boards revealing the phrase "Eretz Yisrael Sheli," or "My Land of Israel."

Freiberg also works to integrate whenever possible children with special needs into Beth Tikvah's classrooms.