Our Team

Gary Hartstein
Director, DigitalJLearning Network

With backgrounds in both education and business, Gary brings his unique perspective to lead the DigitalJLearning Network. Gary has spent over 20 years as an educator, ed-tech consultant and strategic educational technology planner. He holds a Masters in Educational Technology and has worked with all levels of education from K-12 to higher-ed. Gary believes that technology integration, with proper planning, is a transformational component of helping students become lifelong learners. An amateur hack musician, former stage hypnotist and California native, Gary has lived in the New York area since 2007.

Email: ghartstein@JewishEdProject.org
Twitter: @ghartstein

Phone: 646.472.5399

 

Tatyana Dvorkin
Associate Director, DigitalJLearning Network

Tatyana has 9 years of experience in various areas of the education field having taught in the classroom, designed educational games and software, and provided technology integration support and curriculum design at a private PreK-12 school in Manhattan. She earned an M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University where she did research on the use of games and social media for literacy development. Tatyana is originally from Ukraine and moved to CA in 1996, and then to NYC in 2011. In her free time she enjoys biking, hiking, and lounging at Riverside Park with a good book.

Email: tdvorkin@JewishEdProject.org
Twitter: @tatyana_techs

Phone: 646.472.5348

 

Yonah Kirschner
Program Manager, DigitalJLearning Network

Yonah has experience in a variety of fields, including education, technology, and publishing. She has worked for a magazine and a software company, taught in a synagogue school, and was a team member at a Jewish outreach organization where she focused on content management and social media. Yonah earned her M.A. in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she concentrated in Jewish Educational Leadership and also became a certified Israel Educator. Originally from Philadelphia, Yonah has lived in NYC since 2012. When she’s not on social media, Yonah can be found cooking for Shabbat or watching Star Trek.

Email: ykirschner@JewishEdProject.org
Twitter: @yonahk23

Phone: 646.472.5323