Michael Raileanu: Education and Fun
Michael Raileanu is a speaker, educator, and storyteller like no other! He brings a respect and understanding for our ancient texts combined with a sense of humor and 21st century vibe that makes his appearances into events that are not to be missed.
Michael was born and raised in El Paso, TX and grew up in a family of teachers and dedicated Zionists. Michael got his first classroom assignment at the age of 15 and has been teaching non-stop ever since. He has held leadership positions in every Jewish educational setting, formal and informal, that can be named. He has spoken before groups ranging from preschoolers and their parents to governmental symposia.
Michael is married to Lorie (Beaudry) and together they have four children ranging from 6 - 15. They have known each other since the age of 15 and have shared their odyssey of 2 countries, 4 states, 15 houses and myriad friends and acquaintances.
Topics on which Michael can speak include Jewish spirituality, Dr. Seuss and the teaching of good middot (character traits), and Jewish history. He is available for teacher training, Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence weekends, junior congregation/family services, and special events.
"I'm still thinking about the great weekend. I enjoyed the entire seminar so much...but it was just too short. I wanted MORE.
Thanks for doing such a great job."
Corpus Christi, TX
National Board Member, Hadassah
Chair WOW (Woman of the West)
"Being in a room with Michael as the teacher is an experience everyone should have . . . He reaffirms your faith in Judaism and makes you laugh. Thank you, Michael, for your work."
Michal Marks, M.A. Ed.
Director of Education, Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue
"Michael, you are the greatest Jewish educator I have ever seen in action."
Professor Arthur Bond
St. Louis, MO
"Michael Raileanu's style in Jr. Congregation is more fun, more interesting, and more compelling than anything I have ever seen before."
Executive Director, Shaare Zedek Synagogue
St. Louis, MO
". . . when it comes to insightful commentary, he's right up there with Maimonides, Rashi and John Madden."
Dr. David Pearlmutter
Ben Gurion University
S'de Boker, Israel
For more information or to book an event, please call Michael at (314) IT 2- FUNnY [482-3869] or send an email to .
Thank you for your interest.
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www.scholarinresidence.com — Learn about bringing Michael Raileanu to your community as a scholar in residence. The funniest Jewish education you'll ever experience.
www.michaelraileanu.com — Michael's blog.