Our staff


Meet out loving teachers

Rivka Wineberg,
Director

Born in Brooklyn, second in a close-knit family of ten, Rivka is a natural teacher & nurturer to children. After spending much of her youth as a day camp counselor & Tot Shabbat Morah, she went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the exclusive Machon Shoshanat in Jerusalem, Israel. She was offered a teaching position in the Early Childhood Education Center of Lexington, Ma. And then Yeshivah Rambam, Brooklyn NY, teaching for six years. Now, a mother to five delightful children, and director/teacher in her own Hebrew School since 2006, Rivka has gathered a great deal of experience and knowledge in early childhood development.

Chaya Wilschanski,
Educational Consultant

Began her teaching career as an early childhood educator, spending eight years teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. While teaching in Manhattan’s highly innovative and acclaimed Preschool of the Arts, Chanie began to develop her vision of a creative, progressive and revolutionary path in early education. In 2014, she took a break from teaching to pursue higher studies at Mercy College where she received her Master’s in Special Education and Early Childhood. She turned her efforts to the development of DiscoverED Consulting, whose core business is a program of outstanding hands-on workshops and seminars. Using technology, videology, multi-media and group interaction, this new service would provide valuable, timely direction and guidance to teachers, special Ed educators, and directors in the field.

Chaya Wolowik,
 Co-Teacher for Sunflowers class

My name is Chaya Wolowik, and I am from Los Angeles, California. I enjoy baking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends! I have a passion for working with children and have been working in the educational field for the past five years. I love the creative aspect of teaching, and interacting with the children. I look forward to learning and growing with your child!
















Esther Steinmetz,
Co-Teacher for Sunflowers class

My name is Esther Steinmetz and I grew up in Southfield Mi in a big family. I love to cook, play sports and be creative. I love teaching and talking with kids. I am so excited for an amazing year and I am looking forward to meeting all the children!





















Henya Wolowik,
Co-Teacher for Roses class

My name is Henya Wolowik. I grew up in Los Angeles, California. I love art and spending time with friends. I've worked with children of various ages and have been teaching preschool for many years. I love children, have a passion for educating them, and watching them grow! I look forward to getting to know all of the your in the Roses class this year!  

Rochel Roth,
Co-Teacher for Roses Class

My name is Rochel Roth! I grew up in Denver Colorado. I love children and it’s my passion to teach and help them grow in a productive, happy environment. I’m really excited to be teaching in the Roses class this year!

Shani Miller,
Aftercare Teacher

My name is Shani Miller and I am honored to be a part of the incredible City Gan team this year. Education has always been a passion of mine as I have always loved interacting with children. They are incredible little people who have the potential to change the world, and my hope is to help nurture within them the confidence, skills and compassion to do so. I am looking forward to learning and growing with the students in such a positive encouraging environment!