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 Six 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.

Frumit Fruchtzweig,
Educational Director

My name is Frumit Fruchtzweig! I'm from Queens, NY, and currently have my Masters in early childhood education, grades 1-6 as well as a masters in special education. My teaching career began in a private school, teaching Kindergarten and first grade. I then moved on to work for the NY Board of Education, and is now I very much look orward to work as the educational director at City Gan!

Rochel Roth,
Lead 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!

Chaya Korenblit,
 Lead Teacher/Education Director

Hi, my name is Chaya Korenblit. I am a returning teacher to City Gan and am very excited to be back! I am entering my ninth year of teaching and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with children at such a joyful and important stage in their lives. As a teacher, I strive to create a classroom environment that fosters curiosity, exploration, cooperation, and problem solving. My favorite thing about teaching is watching the children learn and grow each day!

Karen Silbermann,
Assistant Teacher

My name is Karen Silbermann. I grew up in Livingston, New Jersey and have been living in New York City since 2012. I received my Masters in Social Work in 2014. I have been working with children for many years in various capacities and I am very excited to be teaching at City Gan! I love watching as children learn and grow and I cannot wait to be in the classroom as an integral part of your child’s education!

Perel Hazan,
Assistant Teacher

My name is Perel Hazan, and I am from Milan, Italy. I am very excited to meet my students, and share an experience of growth, learning, interacting and discovering! I'm looking forward to developing and strong connection with the children, parents and staff in a warm and loving atmosphere.