Our staff

Meet out loving teachers

Rivka Wineberg,

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.

Chana Block,
Lead Teacher in Roses Class

Hi, My name is Chana Wolf and I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Working with children is something I have always enjoyed! Ever since becoming a teacher, the world of education has become a passion. I believe that each child is unique, and needs a safe environment where they feel comfortable to blossom. I love watching children grow, mature, and develop; probably the most rewarding part of the job! I feel very fortunate to have been mentored by incredible teachers, and I am really looking forward to joining the wonderful teaching team at City Gan Preschool!

Rivky Klein

  I was born and grew up in Johannesburg South Africa. My love for children goes way back. At the age of 12 I was already running a children's group on Shabbat during services. My passion to assist children in their development and watch them grow, is well known among my community. From volunteering to look after children from homes dealing with a cancer patient, to teaching in our preschool back home, educating and caring for preschoolers has always been something that I cherish. When it comes to preschool, creativity is key. Your child will be learning through various methods that will be both fun and exciting, and developmentally supportive. I believe that music and movement is a fantastic way for kids to learn. Through music we will explore several topics over the next few months. Fun fact; I play the ukulele.

Aidy Rubin,
Lead Teacher in Sunflower Class

Hi! I grew up in sunny San Diego and already developed a love for teaching at the young age of ten! I very much look forward and am very excited for the new school year! I enjoy crafts, songs, and just being myself and having fun with my students. My classroom always has a fun and educational activity going in an exciting and fun manner!

Perel Hazan, Assistant Teacher
in Sunflower Class

I am from Italy and moved to NY last year! I am very excited to get to know each child in the class personally, and I look forward to a fun, caring, and learning experience at the City Gan!

Rochel Roth,
Assistant Teacher in Roses Class

Bio Coming soon

Afia Thompson,
Aftercare Teacher

I enjoy playing and interacting with children. I love to see the joy and excitement on their faces when they are happy and content in the classroom!