Our staff are warm dedicated professionals whose commitment to each child does not stop at the classroom door. Our staff meets weekly to discuss curriculum, plan programs, and share ideas to uphold the high standards of our program.

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 Gutnick, Educational Consultant

Chaya was raised in Sarasota, FL in large family and the ever-present environment of her mother’s state of the art Preschool. She has dedicated herself to early childhood education, earning her Bachelors in Liberal Sciences from Excelsior College and attended The Ohel Chana Teachers College in Melbourne Australia. She has been an ECE teacher for the past five years, most recently she taught Pre-K at Chai Tots in Park Slope. Chaya is NYS certified in Early Childhood General and received her Masters from Daemen College. Chaya is passionate about education and learning both as a teacher and student for life. She is equally committed to cultivating emotional and social intelligence and academic learning.

Chaya Korenblit, Kitah Bet (3's) Teacher

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Morah Chaya teaches the nursery class. This is her second year at City Gan, having previously taught preschool for four years. Her favorite thing about teaching, is watching the children learn and grow each day!

Rivky Gurevitz, Kitah Alef (2's) Teacher


My name is Morah Rivky.  I am married with three children.  Some of my interests are reading, swimming, and playing with playdough.

I love working and playing with children.  My experience with children has been varied.  I am the oldest of six and worked as preschool day camp counselor, student taught in seminary, taught fourth grade, two year olds and four year olds.  Being in the classroom, really brings at the best in me.  Watching the children grow through play and crafts.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Empire State.  It enhances my ability to scaffold and create the right environment for your child, as well as have the additional insight to interact on a developmental level.

I look forward to playing and growing with your child!

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                             Morah Rivky