fbpx

Contact Us

For general inquiries contact teva@hazon.org.

Arielle Aronoff   Teva Lead Educator and Camp Teva Manager
In her role, Arielle manages the children’s programming during retreats at Isabella Freedman. She supports and trains seasonal Teva educators and leads immersive, experiential education programs for youth and adults alike in the forests and fields of Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. Before coming to Hazon, Arielle worked as a baker, outdoor educator, farmer, healthy school food advocate, and youth job training mentor. Arielle is a current participant in the Kohenet Priestess Training Institute, and an alumna of Kibbutz Lotan: Center for Creative Ecology.
Falls Village, CT | 860.824.5991 x401 | arielle.aronoff@hazon.org
Karen Pettinelli   Teva Director

Karen Pettinelli leads youth and adults in experiential ecological education in farm and wilderness settings. She has most recently held roles as Director at Two Coyotes Wilderness School in southern CT, Lead Mentor at Wild Earth in High Falls NY, and prior to that, also managed Holcomb Farm in Granby, CT and The Food Project Farm in Lincoln, MA. Karen has a diverse Jewish educational background including Ulpan Etzion and Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, Kohenet, and Bi-Cultural Day School as a child. In her role as Teva Director, Karen looks forward to crafting programming that weaves ancestry and nature connection together for the purpose of building a thriving and engaged Jewish community.  

Falls Village, CT | 860.824.5991 x401 | karen.pettinelli@hazon.org
Shamu Sadeh   Managing Director of Education, Isabella Freedman

Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh is the Managing Director of Education at Isabella Freedman. He is the co-founder and former director of Adamah, and prior to that he worked as the Director of Teva, and now he leads our efforts to educate all Isabella Freedman guests. He teaches Judaism and ecology, turns the compost piles, maintains the orchards, and supervises and mentors staff and Adamah Fellows. His wife Jaimie and kids Yonah, Ibby, and Lev help harvest and pickle, and DJ staff dance parties.

Falls Village, CT | 860.824.5991 x300 | shamu.sadeh@hazon.org
Neshama Sonnenschein   Teva Education Coordinator

Neshama Sonnenschein is the Teva Education Coordinator. In this role, she is excited to support students and educators and develop curriculum for experiential learning. She originally came to Teva as a student in 2003 and returned as an educator. Before coming to Isabella Freedman, Neshama worked in the outdoor education departments of a few summer camps and attended Muhlenberg College, where she graduated with a major in Environmental Science. In her free time she likes to rock climb, dance, crochet, and make collages.

Falls Village, CT | 860.824.5991 x400 | neshama.sonnenschein@hazon.org