Ani VeAmi was created by Jewish homeschooling parents just like you who searched high and low for the best curriculum for their children and came to the conclusion that such a curriculum did not yet exist.
Hailing from different parts of the world, different backgrounds, and different walks of life, we met online in a Jewish homeschooling group, where we shared our frustrations and decided to work together on creating the first ever Jewish homeschool curriculum.
It’s been an interesting few years of learning to work together despite our religious and cultural differences, not to mention time zones. We are proud to report that Ani VeAmi, a Jewish Living Education Curriculum, is well worth it! We have been using it with our families, and we hope that you and your children will enjoy Ani VeAmi as much as we did.
Who We Are
Amy Bodkin, co-founder, is an Autistc Adult, School Psychologist, and Homeschool Mom to her two Autistic kids. She consults primarily with homeschool families as the Special Needs Consultant at Ani VeAmi and A Charlotte Mason Plenary. She works with families who have experienced chronic health conditions, disabilities, trauma, asynchronous development, etc. Her practice is guided by Charlotte Mason’s idea that “Children are born persons” and makes it her goal to see each child as an individual, not a diagnosis. Amy lives in Northern Florida with her family.
Yehudis Litvak, co-founder, has been homeschooling for over eleven years. Her oldest child graduated high school last year. She is passionate about giving every child an opportunity to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically in a homeschool environment. Yehudis loves to read and write living books, and she is the author of a Young Adult historical fiction trilogy, as well as numerous short stories. Yehudis lives in Los Angeles with her family.
Erin Snook, co-founder, has been homeschooling her three children for eleven years. She is dedicated to homeschooling for its ability to enable close family relationships and to meet the unique educational needs of each child. Erin lives in rural central Michigan where it is both beautiful and cold. She enjoys spending time running, reading, and doing anything artistic.
Malkie Swidler, co-founder, is the mother of a tween, teens and an adult who has been homeschooling for close to 20 years. She encourages parents to see their children’s strengths. Malkie lives in Raanana, Israel with her family.