Director, Education and Family Engagement
Ronit joined the JCCH family in 2016. Born and raised in Israel, her first experience as an educator was during her IDF service, serving as a “Morah-Chayelet” for young and underprivileged soldiers. That experience inspired Ronit to continue her studies at the Hakibbutzim College, where she graduated as an Elementary school teacher. Ronit moved to Westchester, New York, and started her career as a Jewish Educator at Solomon Schechter of Westchester and was the Education Director at the Shaarei Tikvah Religious School in Scarsdale for the last 20 years.
Ronit believes in lifelong learning. She received her Master’s in Jewish Education from the William Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary and recently joined the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education for an Executive EdD in Jewish Educational Leadership and Innovation. Ronit has participated in a “Leadership Institute,” a mutual program from JTS and Hebrew Union College. She also was trained for two years with the “Jewish New Teacher Project,” mentoring teachers to increase teacher effectiveness and retention, and student achievement. Her goal is to bring the language of teaching standards, collaboration, and professional development into her school culture. Last summer Ronit was accepted to Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studied an intensive course on: “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership.”
Office Manager/ Financial Administrator
Roberta hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where she received her bachelor’s and MBA degrees from the University of Manitoba. Her robust career includes work as an independent accountant and management consultant before moving on to executive director positions at temples from Winnipeg to Houston to Long Island to Connecticut to Westchester.
Beyond our JCCH doors, Roberta leads an active life as a volunteer at White Plains Hospital.
As well, Roberta is a sports fan. Go, Jets! No – not The NYJets. After all – – What self-respecting Canadian would not be an avid ice hockey fan? Go, Winnipeg Jets!
Having Roberta on board is likely not only to be very helpful organizationally but will foster a good vibe and warm spirit in the office.
Roberta lives in Eastchester with her husband, Sheldon. She has three grown children and one amazing granddaughter.
She is an avid reader, a walker, and loves to travel near and far.
Communications and Engagement Manager
Kehilah School Administrative Assistant