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private school educator , storyteller

Susan Helen Dubin, American private school educator, writer. Certified teacher, New Jersey, California. Recipient Milken Family Foundation Outstanding Jewish Educator award, 1998, Association Jewish Libraries Fanny Goldstein Award, Association Jewish Libraries of Southern California Dorothy Schroeder Award.


Dubin, Susan Helen was born on January 12, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Hyman Benjamin and RoseAnne (Giser) Klane.


Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970;postgraduate, Trenton State University, 1970-1972;postgraduate, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, since 1982.


Teacher Valley Campus Pres-School, North Hollywood, California, 1966-1968. Teacher, assistant director Storyland, 1968-1970. Teacher 2d grade Burlington Township, New Jersey, 1970-1972.

Pre-kindergarten teacher, director summer program Adat AriEl Pre-School, North Hollywood, 1972-1975. Substitute teacher private schools, Los Angeles, 1975-1978. Owner, director, teacher Canby Hall, Reseda, California, 1978-1980.

Pre-kindergarten teacher Beth Kodesh Pre-School, Canoga Park, 1980-1981. Kindergarten teacher Hillel Academy, Los Angeles, 1981-1982. Library instructor Valley Beth Shalom Day School, Encino, California, since 1982.

Owner, director Off the Shelf Library. Services, Northridge, since 2000. Presenter seminars.


  • Certified teacher, New Jersey, California.


Member San Fernando Valley Arts Council, 1992-1993. Member personnel practices committee Bureau Jewish Education, Los Angeles County, 1993-1999. Member National Council Teachers English, Association Jewish Libraries (president School Synagogue Center Division, 2002-2004, co-chair convention 1990-1992, 97-2001, accreditation chair 1993-1997, parliamentarian 1994-2000, constitution committee chair 1995, recipient Fanny Goldstein award for Judaic Librarianship, recording secretary, 2004-2006, vice president, president-elect, since 2006), Association Jewish Libraries of Southern California (program vice president 1985-1989, president 1989-1993, Dorothy Schroeder award, western regional convention chair 1996), International Reading Association, California Association Indiana Schools Library.

Network, Children's Literature Council (board member).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: storytelling, book collecting.


Married Marc Jeffrey Dubin, June 5, 1969. Children: Victor Matthew, Roseanne Danyelle.

Hyman Benjamin Klane

RoseAnne (Giser) Klane

Marc Jeffrey Dubin

Victor Matthew Dubin

Roseanne Danyelle Dubin