Staff Directory

Children learn best when their teachers are also active learners. Therefore, teachers and administrators at The Toronto Heschel School attend an annual summer workshop and ongoing professional development provided by the Lola Stein Institute for Leadership in Education, the publishing and teacher training arm of our school.

The school’s Teaching Excellence Fund enables teachers to attend workshops, courses and seminars to learn the best practices in their profession. Each homeroom teacher in the elementary school works jointly in General and Judaic studies. In addition to their professional qualifications, all teachers have skills and talents in either drama, music, dance or visual arts. Teachers in the Junior High have skills in particular subjects and also work in an interdisciplinary manner.

2020-21 Heschel Staff

FirstLastPositionEmail Address
AaronRotenbergMusic Teacher JK-Grade
AidenOrzechGrade 5
AmirGershonGrade 7
AnatYannaiGrade 2 Homeroom,
BaileyDanielsDirector of
CaityLehmanGrade 7
ClaireMerbaumDirector Child Study for Grades
DanaCohen-EzerGrade 8 General
DanyaMintzGrade 3
DavidRouimyPhysical Education Teacher Grades
EdnaSharetDirector of Grades
ElinorBarakSK Homeroom – Hebrew Lead
EricCohenJunior High
FernandaDanekPhysical Education Teacher Grades JK-Grade
GalitBabitskyGrade 2
GregAustinFacilities &
GregBeilesHead of
HeidiFriedmanDirector of Early Years/Primary and Child Study Specialist JK-Grade
HillelKurlandskyGrade 3
IsaacHollanderGrade 8
JaimieCarsonMarketing &
JennyBravermanPermanent Supply Teacher, Kids Club and Gym
JoshWinestockJunior High
JudithLeitnerVisual Arts Teacher Grade
LesleyCohenGrade 6
LibbyVainshteinGrade 1
LisaRendelyGrade 7 Homeroom, Junior High
MalkaReganGrade 4 Homeroom, Director of Social Emotional Learning and Master
MarisaRebyDirector of Development and Community
MarissaUnruhGrade 5, 6 and 8
MarkAbramsohnDirector Business
NechamaDrookmanGrade 5
OrlyBorovitchGrade 4
OrlySalamonGrade 3 Homeroom,
PazitGevaJK Hebrew Lead
RachelTokayerDance and Yoga Teacher JK-Grade
RachelyTalGrade 1 Homeroom and Judaics
SariHersonGrade 1
SariRipsteinGrade 2
SharonFurmanGrade 6 Homeroom,
ShimonNewmanGrade 5
ShiraMacmullJK Teacher and Visual Arts Teacher JK-Grade
ShirelleAmouyalStudent Services, COVID
YardenBourlasGrade 8


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