Staff & Students

Who We Are

LCHDS staff and students along with their families, work together to make our school the community, family style atmosphere that we cherish.

Contact Us Today!
Our Teachers

Secular Studies Faculty 

 

Amanda Kantor

Amanda Kantor

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.

Debbie Levy

Debbie Levy

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!

Robyn Gilliam

Robyn Gilliam

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.

Mhegan Kusi-Appiah

Mhegan Kusi-Appiah

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.

Mhegan Kusi-Appiah

Mhegan Kusi-Appiah

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

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.

Daniel Bell

Daniel Bell

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

Robyn Gilliam

Robyn Gilliam

B.Ed. (Western University) - Physical Education SK-Grade 6

Ms. Robyn is a highly skilled Physical Education teacher whose number one priority is the safety of our students.
With curriculum guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Education and in our spacious gym facility, she encourages all her students to perform to the best of their ability with a focus on developing sportsmanship and leadership skills. Students learn to play a variety of sports throughout the school year, including soccer, floor hockey and basketball to name a few. Every year she prepares our students to partake in the annual Track and Field Day, where our students come together to support one another and enjoy the spirit of LCHDS. We welcome local and international visitors who are able to lead classes in their sport, including karate and yoga. The children look forward to these unique experiences every year.
Our Teachers

Judaic Studies Faculty 

 

Shely Bilson

Shely Bilson

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.

Yulia Bailovsky

Yulia Bailovsky

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.

Nava Pundaky

Nava Pundaky

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!

Nechamie Silberberg

Nechamie Silberberg

Bet Rivka, Israel - Grades 5 & 6

Nechamie has been teaching at the Day School for over 20 years and has contributed immensely to our Judaic Studies curriculum. Her teaching skills are exemplary as is her knowledge and passion for Torah and religion, Jewish culture and history. Through her exceptional teaching methods and style, Nechamie can magically connect with her students and instill a pride for their Jewish heritage.
Nechamie is a role model to her students and provides them with the skills and confidence to demonstrate their leadership. Her calm and gracious demeanour is an example to all and encourages others to regularly seek her guidance.
A Word

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

Class Size

Languages Taught

Faculty

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 536 Huron St., London ON N5Y 4J5

Telephone: (519) 439-8419

Email: office@lchds.ca

Principal: principal@lchds.ca

School Hours: M-F: 8:40am – 3:45pm