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

First Last Position Email Address
Aaron Rotenberg Music Teacher JK-Grade 3
Aiden Orzech Grade 5 Homeroom
Amir Gershon Grade 7 Judaics
Anat Yannai Grade 2 Homeroom, Judaics
Bailey Daniels Director of Admissions
Caity Lehman Grade 7 Homeroom
Claire Merbaum Director Child Study for Grades 3-8
Dan Goldberg Grade 6
Dana Cohen-Ezer Grade 8 General Studies
Danya Mintz Grade 3 Homeroom
David Rouimy Physical Education Teacher Grades 3-8
Dayna White French
Edna Sharet Director of Grades 3-8
Elinor Barak SK Homeroom – Hebrew Lead Teacher
Eric Cohen Junior High Judaics
Fabiane Kracjer Administrative Assistant
Fernanda Danek Physical Education Teacher Grades JK-Grade 2
Galit Babitsky Grade 2 Homeroom
Greg Austin Facilities & IT
Greg Beiles Head of School
Heidi Friedman Director of Early Years/Primary and Child Study Specialist JK-Grade 2
Hillel Kurlandsky Grade 3 Homeroom
Isaac Hollander Grade 8 Judaics
Jaimie Carson Marketing & Communications
Jenny Braverman Permanent Supply Teacher, Kids Club and Gym Uniforms
Josh Winestock Junior High Music
Judith Leitner Visual Arts Teacher Grade 1-5
Kathy Schwartz JK Homeroom
Kati Kovari JK Homeroom
Lea Amouyal Reception
Lesley Cohen Grade 6 Homeroom
Libby Vainshtein Grade 1 Homeroom
Lisa Rendely Grade 7 Homeroom, Junior High Art
Malka Regan Grade 4 Homeroom, Director of Social Emotional Learning and Master Teacher
Marisa Reby Director of Development and Community Engagement
Marissa Unruh Grade 5, 6 and 8 Dance
Mark Abramsohn Director Business Operations
Maya Lazovski SK Homeroom
Nechama Drookman Grade 5 Judaics
Okcana Dubov Accounting
Orly Borovitch Grade 4 Homeroom
Orly Salamon Grade 3 Homeroom, Judaics
Pazit Geva JK Hebrew Lead Teacher
Rachel Tokayer Dance and Yoga Teacher JK-Grade 2
Rachely Tal Grade 1 Homeroom and Judaics Teacher
Rena Cohen Sk Homeroom
Sarah Kanigsberg SK Homeroom
Sari Herson Grade 1 Homeroom
Sari Ripstein Grade 2 Homeroom
Shachar Leven Virtual Support
Sharon Furman Grade 6 Homeroom, Judaics
Shimon Newman Grade 5 Homeroom
Shira Macmull JK Teacher and Visual Arts Teacher JK-Grade 1
Shirelle Amouyal Student Services, COVID Lead
Yarden Bourlas Grade 8 Homeroom


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