Vaad HaChinuch – Directors of Education
Our Vaad is composed of three volunteer Rabbis who meet with the Principal and the Executive Director every 6 to 8 weeks (and more often when necessary) in order to oversee the implementation of the mission statements of the school and ensure that the highest quality education is being provided in a safe environment that is in accordance with the directives of the Rebbe and our mesorah.
*NEW* Two members have been added to the Vaad to serve as Parent Representatives to ensure that our growing student population remains adequately represented. These positions will remain active for a two-year term.
The Vaad does not discuss specific students or specific incidents as they pertain to particular students, rather they focus on global school policies, issues and staffing.
If you have an issue of broad concern that you feel is being incorrectly addressed or ignored by the operating school administration, you may contact the Vaad using the email links below to set up a meeting.
Rabbi Mendel Bernstein has been involved with Toronto’s youth since 1991. For many years he directed Lubavitch Day Camp, one of the largest Chabad day camps in North America; and he stood by his wife’s side as she served as the founding Principal of Bais Chaya Mushka in its formative years. He currently is shliach to Chabad of Richmond Hill, which operates the popular Gan Shalom Nursery School and Hebrew School.
Rabbi Yosef Gansburg came to Toronto in 1975 as the Educational Director of Chabad Lubavitch ofSouthern Ontario, and has since become established as a respected and beloved community leader for the greater Toronto Jewish community. He’s involved in charitable causes and in that capacity is directly involved in the social dilemmas of our community from employment to marriage counselling to child-rearing.
Rabbi Levi Jacobson joined the JRCC in the summer of 1998. In that capacity he served as director of adult education and of other educational initiatives at the JRCC. He has since established and caters to the needs of a burgeoning community, from the elderly to the youth. He is an eminent scholar and specializes in his knowledge of the Rebbe’s teachings and their application to life, as such, he often delivers presentations and leads workshops in the Rebbe’s philosophy.