Sara Ebener grew up in Miami Shores. She earned a Bachelor of Science in behavioral science with a background in elementary education from Barry University. Sara has worked in various schools and child care programs since 2002 and has been part of the Temple Beth Sholom community since 2010. She enjoys reading, being on the beach, and spending time with loved ones.
Gülver Altinisik was born in Turkey. She is married and has two sons and one grandson. Part of our team at Temple Beth Sholom since 1996, Gülver has earned the Child Development Associate Credential and loves interacting with children.
Oleva Benrey was born and raised in Miami Beach and grew up at Temple Beth Sholom. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in international marketing and finance from the University of Miami and worked in banking for over 20 years. After being inspired by the creativity and dedication of her children’s teachers at North Beach Elementary, she decided that she wanted to become a teacher. In 2001, Oleva graduated with a Master of Science in elementary education from Barry University. She has taught the primary grades at both public and private schools in Miami, but her favorite subject to teach is English as a second language. She has also taught Shabbat School at Temple Beth Sholom for 15 years. Oleva has a daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Andrew, who have been part of Beth Sholom since preschool. She loves singing, dancing, and acting and enjoys nature, the beach, and cooking. Her passion is learning foreign languages … Oleva can speak Spanish and Hungarian, and some French and Hebrew.
Teresa was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Florida in 2007. She graduated from the University of Santa Amaro in Brazil with a bachelor’s in education, visual communications and holds a master’s in educational therapy. Teresa became part our Foundation School staff shortly after she came to Florida for two years, and then returned briefly to Brazil. She then rejoined us in 2014. Teresa has two sons and two grandsons.