Born in Ohio, Aviva’s parents made aliya when she was an infant. She grew up in Israel and served in an Intelligence Unit in the Israel Defense Forces. She majored in English and drama at the University of Haifa and has a teaching certification and a Masters Degree in TOEFL. Morah Aviva has been teaching for over 15 years including 8 years at the well-known Reali High School in Haifa where she also founded and directed the school choir. She has also taught Hebrew in Atlanta, GA at the Davis Academy.
At Yavneh Day School, she feels at home and enjoys working with a welcoming staff and community and with inquiring and intelligent students. Morah Aviva has four young children. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her children, traveling with her family, baking, and singing.