Secular Studies Faculty
B.Ed. (University of Ottawa) - Kindergarten
Ms. Kantor has been a dedicated staff member at LCHDS since 2012 as our Secular Kindergarten teacher. She is known for her exceptional teaching skills and creative classroom environment. She successfully tackles all the varying academic levels of her students by providing one-on-one support and an enriched learning environment for all! Ms. Kantor’s ability to connect with each of her students and instill a love of learning, makes their first experience at LCHDS so positive and memorable and one that will stay with them for a lifetime.
B.A in Early Childhood (Concordia University); Ontario Junior Basic/Quebec licence ) - Grade 1 & 2
Morah Debbie has been an integral part of the LCHDS staff since 2002. She has over 20 years of experience working at our school and has contributed immensely to our family style atmosphere. She has been known to provide additional support outside of class time for any student who she feels would benefit from it.Her kind and gentle demeanour is loved by all her students and parents. Her endless commitment and contributions to LCHDS is an example to all!
B.Ed. (Western University) - Grade 3 & 4
Ms. Robyn began teaching at LCHDS in 2018 as the Grade 3 classroom teacher. She brought with her a wealth of experience in education, having worked across Canada and at an International School. She has earned several additional qualifications in Special Education and ESL which has come in handy with our international students. Her classroom bulletin boards are always filled with exceptional work and ideas, which demonstrates the highest level of achievement in her students.
B.Ed. (Western University) - Grade 5 & 6
Ms. Mhegan received her Bachelor of Education from Western University in March 2019. She began teaching at LCHDS shortly afterwards, in May 2019 as the Grade 5/6 classroom secular teacher. Mhegan’s teaching style is reflective of a new graduate with a strong focus on Project Based Learning. Her creative and interactive lessons, provide students with an opportunity to express their own ideas and fosters independent learning.
B.Ed. (Western University) - French Studies Grades 1 & 2
Ms. Mhegan is a recent graduate from Western University from the Faculty of Education. She has a degree in Education, and minored in French. As the Grade 1 & 2 teacher, it is her goal to introduce and establish a solid foundation in French for our students. Her creative and enthusiastic approach to teaching our younger students instills a love for learning a new language in addition to Hebrew.
Tetzner Bien Aime
French Studies Grades 3-6
Known fondly to the students as Lenny, Tetzner is a PhD candidate at Western University at the faculty of French. Tetzner provides our students with a challenging French curriculum building on the foundation established in our earlier year’s French classes. He is focused on strengthening student’s grammar and vocabulary skills and contributing to their conversational French.
Music Kindergarten to Grade 6
Mr. Bell brings 30 years of experience teaching Music for the public school board (TVDSB). His focus is on music theory and supporting our Judaic curriculum with Hebrew and contemporary Israeli music. Music is such an integral part of our Judaic Studies program and contributes to the atmosphere and spirit (ruach) of our school. During holiday time when we can hear our children singing in celebration, the music connects us to our Jewish roots and traditions. Our Music Club brings students together to explore contemporary music and create our own songs that reflect the values and friendship that makes our school so unique. Of course, there’s nothing like Yom Ha’atzmaut, where we dress in Blue and White, sing and dance to Israeli music and celebrate Israel’s birthday
B.Ed. (Western University) - Physical Education SK-Grade 6
Judaic Studies Faculty
Darby University, Israel - Senior Kindergarten
Morah Shely comes to us from Israel with a strong Hebrew language background and a love for children. Her enthusiasm with her students is infectious and her ability to provide special needs to individual students is a reflection of her patience and determination to ensure each of her students achieves to their highest ability level. The children love Morah Shely and feel a strong sense of respect towards her while feeling supported and valued.
Ben Gurion University, Israel -Grades 1 & 2
Morah Yulia is a highly educated teacher originally from the Ukraine. Having lived in Israel for many years, she developed her Hebrew language skills and earned several degrees in Educational Administration and English. She worked as a teacher in Winnipeg and as an ESL instructor here in London. With her first year soon behind her here at LCHDS, she has proven to be an excellent language teacher, contributing new and original ideas to the existing Hebrew studies curriculum.
Tel Aviv, Israel; Fanshawe College - Grades 3 & 4
Morah Nava started teaching at LCHDS in 1994. Her passion for educating each of her students is embraced by all who pass through her classroom door. She is an exceptional Hebrew teacher and is highly skilled in creating school events that reflect her teachings and student knowledge. Nava transcends a love of learning through her teaching style, which embraces every aspect of the Judaic curriculum including a love for the Land of Israel and the Hebrew language. Her classroom atmosphere is filled with energy and enthusiasm that is tangible to anyone entering her class!
Bet Rivka, Israel - Grades 5 & 6
From Our Principal
The London Community Hebrew Day School has played a vital role in our community for over 50 years, providing the highest quality of Secular and Judaic education. It is with great pride that I work alongside our exceptional staff members, to ensure each of our students flourish both academically and socially in a school that has maintained its unique family style atmosphere since day one. Together we work to build and ensure a strong sense of pride in our Jewish identity, which will carry forward to the communities in which our students choose to live, and strengthen our future by promoting Jewish continuity. To be a part of this institution is to be part of something very special. Here is to another 50 years!
– Rachelle Frydman