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Panda Profile – G’veret Ori Bachner

December 21, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

What do you teach? 

Hebrew and Judaic Studies Teacher for Kindergarten and Grade 1

Why do you teach? 

I teach because I love teaching young children and impacting the next generation. I love instilling in children a love of Israel, a love of the Hebrew language, and a love of Jewish values.

What do you love about MILTON? 

MILTON is like a family. I always feel supported and loved.

Your teaching style in three words? 

Compassionate, Friendly, Approachable

If you were an animal which animal would you be? Why? 

Lioness – because I protect the people I love and I am passionate about what I do

Your Hobbies – Pastimes?

I love music, working out, and reading books.

Favorite Food – Israeli Breakfast
Favorite BookThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Favorite Movie – I’m more a tv series person: Queen’s Gambit and Fauda
Favorite Place to Travel – Israel – Mount Gilboa
Tell us about your family (either near or far.)

My parents live in Moledet in Israel. I have one older brother and one older sister who also live in Israel. I have two nieces and three nephews.

Do you have pets?

Yes. My dog, Chiko.

Do you have a favorite obscure Jewish blessing or reading? 

Shema Yisrael. There is something special when you close your eyes and call Hashem to listen to you. It is very powerful.

What is a dream trip you have yet to take? 

I would love to go to any beach in the Caribbean.

Favorite moment at MILTON?

When we returned to school after Oct. 7, 2023 the South Campus team came together every morning to pray for Israel before arrival and to sing Hatikvah. Even though I had a hard time singing myself as my emotions came over me, I knew that I was loved and supported by my work family.