OUR TEACHERS

Kensington Market Teachers

Mira Kates-Rose – Core Curriculum Teacher (JK/SK), Mondays & Wednesdays

Mira is a Toronto native and a new member of the Makom after-school team. She studied Education, Jewish Studies and English Literature at UofT, and has taught in Toronto Jewish day schools for several years. Mira recently returned from a semester at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. Mira is a bookworm, linguistics enthusiast, and puzzle fanatic. You can catch her singing with Varsity Jews A Cappella.

 

Rakefet Arieli - Teaching Assistant (JK/SK), Monday & Wednesday

Moshik Galanty – Core Curriculum Teacher (Grades 1-4), Mondays & Wednesdays

Fran Sharpe, Teaching Assistant,(Grades 1-4), Mondays & Wednesdays

Seaton Village Teachers
Alon Cohen - Core Curriculum Teacher (Grades JK/SK), Mondays & Wednesdays

Sofia Blumkin –Core Curriculum Teaching Assistant (Grades JK/SK), Mondays & Floating TA on Wednesdays

Rachel Cohen –Core Curriculum Teaching Assistant (Grades JK/SK), Wednesdays

Yoav Gilad – Core Curriculum Teacher (Grades 1-4) Mondays & Wednesdays

Yoav Gilad moved to Toronto in 2015 after finishing the Israeli military service as a commander. In Israel, Yoav worked at the Alut organization which serves children with special needs. Yoav is very enthusiastic about educating children and is thrilled to continue working with Makom for another wonderful year.

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Stanislav Guletsky – Teaching Assistant (Grades 1-4) Mondays & Wednesdays

Stan is a charismatic and enthusiastic, with a good sense of humor. He was born in Kiev (Ukraine), grew up in Jerusalem, and moved to Toronto as an adult. Experiencing life in a variety of places and being immersed in diverse cultures has helped him develop a broad perspective, patience and affinity for people. Stan has experience working with children all types of children, including those with Autism and Down-syndrome. After completing his military service in Israel he earned an Honours BA in Religious studies, Sinology and Jewish studies from University of Toronto. Stan is to continue his work with Makom for another year.

 

Hillcrest Village Teachers

Ady Bar El -Core Curriculum Teacher (JK/SK), Mondays & Wednesdays

Ady (DD) Bar-El was born in Israel and recently moved to Toronto from Vancouver. Ady has been working as a Jewelry Designer and an artist for the last six years in a variety of disciplines such as 3D printing, pottery and more. She is currently getting ready for a Master's program in Art Therapy while working at Makom and the downtown JCC. Ady loves working on new, creative, arts based, and innovative ways to teach Hebrew to children.
 
 
Chavah Troyka - Teaching Assistant (JK/SK), Mondays and Wednesdays

Pnina Dinkin - Core Curriculum Teacher (G1-3), Mondays and Wednesdays 

Pnina was born in Latvia and raised in Israel. She is a graduate of Toronto School of Art and has Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from OCAD University. She is also a certified Montessori elementary teacher. Pnina has worked with children and teens teaching visual art, art history, Hebrew and general subjects. She has taught in galleries, private high schools, elementary schools, Jewish schools and Montessori school in Toronto, as well as worked with children with special needs. Pnina is interest in social change, philosophy, art and art criticism. She is currently focusing on teaching and working on her paintings.

Aleeza Karp - Teaching Assistant (G1-3), Mondays and Wednesdays

 

OUR SPECIALISTS

Art

Ady Bar El - Hebrew Immersive Art Thursdays (Palmerston) 

Ady Bar-El was born in Israel and recently moved to Toronto from Vancouver. Ady has been working as a Jewelry Designer and an artist for the last six years in a variety of disciplines such as 3D printing, pottery and more. She is currently getting ready for a Master's program in Art Therapy while working at Makom and the downtown JCC. Ady loves working on new, creative, arts based, and innovative ways to teach Hebrew to children.
Yoga, Sports and Movement

Ady Bar El – Hillcrest Village, Fridays

Ady Bar-El was born in Israel and recently moved to Toronto from Vancouver. Ady has been working as a Jewelry Designer and an artist for the last six years in a variety of disciplines such as 3D printing, pottery and more. She is currently getting ready for a Master's program in Art Therapy while working at Makom and the downtown JCC. Ady loves working on new, creative, arts based, and innovative ways to teach Hebrew to children.
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Pnina Dinkin – Seaton Village, Fridays

Pnina was born in Latvia and raised in Israel. She is a graduate of Toronto School of Art and has Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from OCAD University. She is also a certified Montessori elementary teacher. Pnina has worked with children and teens teaching visual art, art history, Hebrew and general subjects. She has taught in galleries, private high schools, elementary schools, Jewish schools and Montessori school in Toronto, as well as worked with children with special needs. Pnina is interest in social change, philosophy, art and art criticism. She is currently focusing on teaching and working on her paintings.

Jewish Enrichment

Rachel Cohen – Kensington Market, Tuesdays

Ady Bar El – Seaton Village, Tuesdays

Ady Bar-El was born in Israel and recently moved to Toronto from Vancouver. Ady has been working as a Jewelry Designer and an artist for the last six years in a variety of disciplines such as 3D printing, pottery and more. She is currently getting ready for a Master's program in Art Therapy while working at Makom and the downtown JCC. Ady loves working on new, creative, arts based, and innovative ways to teach Hebrew to children.
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Pnina Dinkin – Hillcrest Village, Tuesdays

Pnina was born in Latvia and raised in Israel. She is a graduate of Toronto School of Art and has Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from OCAD University. She is also a certified Montessori elementary teacher. Pnina has worked with children and teens teaching visual art, art history, Hebrew and general subjects. She has taught in galleries, private high schools, elementary schools, Jewish schools and Montessori school in Toronto, as well as worked with children with special needs. Pnina is interest in social change, philosophy, art and art criticism. She is currently focusing on teaching and working on her paintings.