New York Hebrew prides itself on its dedicated team of staff. Our teachers and volunteers are hand-picked for their warmth, passion and desire to impart their love and knowledge of Judaism to their students.

Recognizing that Hebrew School is an academic after-school program, our teachers endeavor to create an engaging, hands-on learning environment to stimulate and inspire every child.

Rabbi and Mrs Gillie Shanowitz

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA Rabbi Mendy Shanowitz studied in Rabbinical schools in New York, Israel, and California, has studied under the direction of Rabbi Ezra Schochet, one of the greatest Jewish scholars in our times and received his Rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Yitzchak Hendel - former Chief Rabbi of the Chabad community in Montreal, Canada.

Renowned for his warm personality and communication, He has traveled on rabbinical tours throughout the United States and the Caribbean Islands and has spent over 15 years in the educational field. He also serves as the Director of MyShliach overseeing the education of thousands of children around the world.

Gillie Shanowitz otherwise known as 'Morah Gillie' was born and raised in New York, NY and received her degrees in education and teaching at the Bais Chana Seminary in Tzfas, Israel. Gillie has traveled the world directing summer camps and school programs in places like Brazil, Denmark, Vilna, Sweden and across the USA.

As co-director of New York Hebrew, Gillie's attention to details as well as the pursuit of educational excellence has brought Judaism alive and full of meaning and excitement for our students, Gillie is a proud mother of 6, delivers numerous classes, is the co-founder of the Kids Challah Bake, and offers personal guidance and support to the community.