Chabad Women Principals and School Leaders Gather

Following the Kinus Hashluchos in Crown Heights, 25 women gathered over כ"ב-כ"ג שבט for further training and inspiration in their unique shlichus: Chabad School Leadership. Principals, assistant principals and curriculum directors from around the world came together to delve into the theme of communication as the cornerstone of effective leadership. They enjoyed workshops with Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum, acclaimed principal and…

Teachers Feel Energized at the Chabad Chinuch Convention

Her future students are currently enjoying camp and warm weather, but Miss Esty Newfield is already thinking about the new school year at her 2nd grade class in Bais Rivkah of Crown Heights. Ms. Newfield was one of the many Chabad teachers and educators who spent the beginning of this week in a marathon of workshops, sessions and roundtable discussions…

Chabad School Leadership Program Visits LA

On the 5th and 6th of Kislev, 12 mechanchim from across the country traveled to the West Coast for a two-day symposium on Chabad school leadership. Hosted and facilitated by Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum, the visit allowed the participants of the yearlong leadership program to take the next step in their quest to becoming a quality menahel for their school. Rooted…

Finalist Bio (Men) #5: Rabbi Yosef Wolf

A sought after expert in Gemara learning, Rabbi Wolf was instrumental in setting up innovative new programs for gemara learning throughout his school community. While students who come into his class may be hesitant to embrace Gemara learning, “by the end of the year students are very comfortable delving into Talmud and have come to enjoy it.” As a team…

Finalist Bio (Women) #5: Mrs. Baylie Vail

Morah Vail is an exceptionally devoted and beloved mechanches who constantly gives of her own time, money and resources to shower her students with the best introduction to Chinuch possible. With an innate ability to reach every single student, and an inner drive to do whatever is needed to ensure their success, Morah Vail helps her students blossom in an…

Finalist Bio (Men) #4: Rabbi Zalman Schapiro

Rabbi Zalman Schapiro It is very hard to find a mechanech who is both a consummate professional while retaining a Chasidish varmkeit in loving each of his students. Rabbi Schapiro is one such man. An organized, efficient and professional educator who brings a wealth of experience to the table, Rabbi Schapiro is also a beloved father-like figure to his students,…

Finalist Bio (Women) #4: Mrs. Nechama Tauber

Mrs. Nechama Tauber, Lubavitch Educational Center, Florida Mrs. Tauber is far from a conventional frontal teacher. Creative and inventive, she is constantly innovating in her classroom, implementing new and exciting ideas that are then shared with others and incorporated schoolwide. Involved both in hands-on learning and numerous extra-curriculars, Mrs. Tauber’s classes and activities are “interesting and fun, as they encourage…

Finalist Bio (Men) #3: Rabbi Yossel Sirota

Rabbi Yossel Sirota   When it comes to chinuch, Rabbi Sirota knows one philosophy: positivity. A phenomenal mechanech who truly cares about his students’ wellbeing, Rabbi Sirota’s positive reinforcement and ability to raise his student’s confidence up with a simple kind word are legendary. Known to hold his class spellbound as he weaves text learning together with lessons on chassidishkeit…

Finalist Bio (Men) #2: Rabbi Yosef Wolowik

Rabbi Yosef Wolowik   Although he is already a well-established mechanech, Rabbi Wolowik is never satisfied with the status quo, constantly seeking to refine and enhance his educational skills. Rabbi Wolowik continues to innovate creating workbooks and guides to assist students in understanding Gemara. Recognized for developing a teaching methodology that stresses the fundamental skills necessary for “Hascholas Gemara”, Rabbi…

Finalist Bio (Women) #3: Mrs. Miriam Gerber

Mrs. Miriam Gerber, Cheder Chabad Philadelphia   A beloved Morah at Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia, Mrs. Gerber was the leading visionary that founded the now successful school in her own basement. Her lifelong dedication to Chinuch was realized as the school grew and prospered, with Mrs. Gerber playing a key role in developing exceptional learning goals and extracurricular activities for…