Chai Hebrew staff are picked for their warmth, passion, and desire to engage with young children through the joy, meaning, and spirit of Judaism. Teachers have extensive teaching experience and Hebrew language skills, and most importantly are dedicated to stimulating and inspiring every child.
Shaina Hecht, Director
Born and raised in Park Slope, Shaina has been a member of the Park Slope Jewish community since early childhood. She is passionate about strengthening Jewish engagement and identity and has lead Jewish programs locally, nationally, and internationally. Through her extensive travels and experiences, Shaina has learned the importance of a Jewish, progressive education, where children connect to Judaism through discovering personal meaning and relevancy in our modern world. More recently, she has taught Judaics at Jewish Days Schools and at Chai Hebrew. Shaina’s passion shines when she shares the vibrancy and colors of our traditions through fun activities, lively discussions, and hands-on experiences. She looks forward to greeting your children at Chai Hebrew and to facilitating their personal journies of Jewish discovery.
Contact Shaina at: firstname.lastname@example.org