Delet-Trained Educator, IDF Veteran and Poet Poised to Elevate Hebrew Instruction for Each Child

(SHARON, MA) October 27, 2015 – Like the eternal flame it is named for, Ner Tamid Community Day School continues to burn brightly, helping its students shine their brightest as well. Now in its second year, the innovative school which specializes in individualizing each child’s educational experience announces new Hebrew Department Head, Barak Cerf.

Barak Cerf earned his BA in Middle East Studies and Human Resources Management from Ben-Gurion University in Israel and his Master of Art in Teaching from Brandeis University (“Delet” Program). He is an alum of “Ale Tzameret” – an advanced studies program in Transformational Jewish Leadership with the Jewish Agency of Israel and has published two poetry books in Hebrew. Barak served as a field agent and team leader in the “Special Operations unit” in one of the Israeli secret service branches for 13 years. Barak previously taught Hebrew at Gann Academy and Hebrew College. He is continues to serve as the Hebrew Department Program Coordinator at “Prozdor” / Hebrew College.

“Barak brings incredible academic credentials, teaching experience and life experience to our school. He is introducing to our students the innovative Kessem HaMilim Hebrew program, a program that has changed the face of Hebrew instruction across the world. In Kessem HaMilim, children are active participants while learning vocabulary and building their reading skills through interactive play and fun activities” says Head of School Dr. Nancy Hait.

Adds Cerf, “Anyone should consider himself lucky if in his lifetime he gets to witness great things. Ner Tamid allows me to be part of such and for that I don’t feel lucky but grateful.”


Ner Tamid Community Day School, now enrolling grades K-8, is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and spiritual growth. We give our students the gift of a meaningful Jewish identity in the context of academic excellence, leadership skills and commitment to lifelong-learning—critical attributes for 21st century success. In our small multi-age, personalized school model, our children develop the essential qualities to be future leaders in the Jewish world and beyond. Ner Tamid is located at 125 Pond St. Sharon, Massasachusetts. For more information visit, follow us on Facebook or on Twitter at