MEF seeks to help Chabad schools excel educationally and professionally. Our team of expert educational consultants guide us in implementing cutting edge pedagogical solutions in harmony with the religious values that Chabad schools are founded upon.

Ms. Liz Gewirtzman, MA, Educational Consultant, TIP and TCP curriculum
A Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College School of Public Affairs and nationally recognized “teacher of teachers,” Ms. Gewirtzman has consulted for the NYC Board of Education, the Rochester City School System, the NYC Leadership Academy, and MEF’s leadership training initiatives.

Rabbi Menachem Greenbaum, Zekelman Standards Development Team and Leadership Training
As principal of the high performing Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles, CA, and recipient of the Milken Jewish Educator Award, Rabbi Greenbaum contributes to the content and integrity of MEF’s educational activities.

Dr. Sara Rosenfeld, D.Ed, Zekelman Standards Development Team and Facilitator
Director of Curriculum in Yeshiva-Beth Rivkah Colleges in Melbourne, Australia, and author of numerous Judaic curricula and workbooks, Dr. Rosenfeld is sought after as a presenter and Jewish educational consultant around the world.

Dr. Chana Silberstein, PhD, Senior Advisor for Curriculum and Educational Programming
Educational director of Chabad of Ithaca and former dean of curriculum at the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), Dr. Silberstein has over 25 years’ experience in education and curriculum development, and a PhD in experimental psychology from Cornell University.

Dr. Elliot Spiegel, D.Ed, School Governance
With a long career history in school governance and leadership, Dr. Spiegel has been in the forefront of the growth of Jewish day schools. Today, he brings that expertise to MEF as a primary consultant in the areas of school governance and organizational structure.