Linda Geva - Primary Secular Studies
Morah Linda was born in South Africa and has an Education diploma from the Johannesburg College of Education. She taught in S.A. and at the American International School in Israel before coming to Kehila. Linda loves Hamilton and she is so pleased to be part of the Kehila team. Her wonderful background makes her a perfect fit for Kehila.
Zehava Chaimovitz – Hebrew & Judaica
Morah Zehava grew up in Israel. She has been teaching at Kehila since the year 2000 just after Kehila's inception. Zehava brings to Kehila her background as a native Israeli, and around thirty years teaching in Hebrew school in Canada. She has a warm loving way of working with the children.
Anne De Clara - French
Madame De Clara has taught for the past 31 years. She received her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Toronto and her Principal's Qualification from Brock University. She has spent her teaching career in French Immersion schools in Prince George British Columbia and in Hamilton. Anne is delighted to be a part of the Kehila team as a teacher of French.
Matt Szpirglas - Junior Secular Studies
Mr. Szpirglas is excited to rejoin the Kehila family as the English language teacher for grades 3, 4 and 5. For the past four years, he has been supply teaching at the secondary level and teaching students from all elementary divisions at the MAD Creative Arts School. Prior to that, he has been a theatre artist, creative entrepreneur, and an administrative assistant at the Jewish Community centre of Hamilton and Area. Concurrently, he is a husband and father of two living in Westdale.
Michele Schneider - Administrative Assistant
Michele was born in South Africa and emigrated to Canada in July 1986. After volunteering at the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre for a number of years, Michele was then was hired as the Program coordinator in 1993. She spent 10 years with the JCC before moving on to work at Temple Playhouse for 9 years as the office administrator. Michele is thrilled to be part of the Kehila family and we look forward to many happy years together.
Francine Lindenbaum - Honorary Lifetime Staff Member
April 2012 ~ It is with mixed emotions that Kehila JCDS says thank you and goodbye to Francine Lindenbaum. Francine has been Kehila’s administrative assistant since our school opened 13 years ago. In that time, she has brightened our offices with her positive attitude, tremendous organizational skills and her compassion for our students and their parents. Francine was not just a Kehila employee; she was a mentor, a friend and a professional for all these years. She can always be counted on to give good advice, administer a Band-Aid or ice pack, keep balanced records and communicate warmly with everyone that entered our school. Her smile, love and dedication to Kehila, and generosity will be sincerely missed. Francine is off to Toronto to be a SAFTA to her new granddaughter Noa. Mazel Tov to Sarit and Kevin, and to Francine and Moishe.