Shir Hadash’s Gannenot are a mix of English and Hebrew speaking expert educators of young children.

Chaya Kluwgant: Older Class English Speaking Gannenet: 058-412-3126

  • Chaya, originally from Melbourne Australia, is a passionate Early Childhood Educator with more than 10 years of experience.  She has taught in Australia, America and now in Israel for a number of years.  Chaya’s specialty is to connect with each child and help them develop their own individual strengths.

Racheli Brown: Older Class Hebrew Speaking Gannenet: 052-666-4831

  • Racheli, a resident of beautiful Moshav Beit Meir just outside of Jerusalem, is married to Roi and the mother of four childlren.  Previously she managed a private gan, and then went on shlichut for the Jewish Agency to Mexico City.  She has been the Hebrew speaking gannenet at Shir Hadash for more than ten years, during which time she has loved our children, greeted them with a huge smile daily and stood in wonder at the amazing world the children experience.

Susan Terespolsky: Younger Class English Speaking Gannenet: 055-986-2313

  • An Olah Hadasha of 2 and 1/2 years, Susan hails from London where she worked as a Kindergarten teacher at Lubavitch of Edgware for 12 years.  Married with four children, Susan has a certificate in Early Years Care and Child Education, as well as training in pediatric first aid and CPR, child protection and supporting children with special education needs.

Vivi (Bloom) Nerman: Younger Class English Speaking Gannenet (and lead afternoon teacher): 058-617-3045

  • In addition to her work at Shir Hadash, Vivi (Aviva) is a multi media artist who enjoys experimenting with various combinations of artistic media including: Magic Markers, nail polish, Indian ink, watercolor paints, glitter, gel pens, and other sundry materials. Lately, Aviva has embraced the identity of a sofer (scribe). She has been using quill and ink to craft powerful pieces of art featuring ancient biblical alef-bet letters. She enjoys using art to connect and explore her personal, communal and global connections to Judaism and the Torah.  Vivi is also a reading specialist and art teacher, and holds an M.S.Ed from Hunter College Graduate School of Education.


  • Leah Talmi: Rotating Substitute Teacher (054-392-6488)
  • Sarah Van Der Heiden: Morning/Afternoon Assistant Teacher (0539726318)