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Our staff at SHIVITI is focused on sharing more than just material. Seasoned teachers and mentors are committed to sharing their personal process to help our students reach their highest potential.

Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky

Rebbetzin Golshevsky is the director of SHIVITI. She holds primary and secondary teaching certification from Yavne Teacher’s College in Cleveland, as well as a BA from SUNY Buffalo in Classics-Judaic Studies. Rebbetzin Golshevsky has been a well-known Torah educator in Jerusalem and abroad for twenty-five years, with students all over the world. She is a published author, editor, and translator... but teaching Torah is her first love.

Mrs. Yael Dworkin

Mrs. Dworkin, recently of Montreal, has been a Judaic studies educator for nearly three decades. Her love of Torah and chassidut inspire her to want to share the depth of Torah, in all its facets, with others who aspire to grow in their Avodat HaShem. Yael has a teachers’ diploma from Beis Yaakov Seminary Montreal, a B.A. in Judaic Studies from McGill University, and has studied in the Masters program in Jewish Education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. We are excited to welcome her back to Eretz Yisrael and to our program.

Rebbetzin Rochel Silber

Rochel Rena Silber has been teaching and counseling worldwide for more than 30 years. Born and educated in New York, she holds a BA in Mathematics from Queens College, and a BA in teaching from Esther Schonfeld Teachers Seminary. Rebbetzin Silber taught in the first Kiruv High School in America, Ezra Academy of Queens, for 25 years before making Aliyah and continuing her teaching career in Yerushalayim. She strives to help her students find their unique gifts in Torah learning and serving Hashem. She draws from the wellsprings of Chassidut in addition to all classical Torah sources.


Mrs. Leah Levitt

Growing up in a Chabad environment, Leah became connected to Chassidut early on. After advancing her Chassidic studies at Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim serving on shlichut in Arizona, Leah went on to broaden her Torah education at Stern College in the Masters program in Jewish History as well. Leah is passionate about delving into the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and sharing that love and pathway with her students.

Mrs. Noga Hullman

Noga has over 20 years of teaching experience as an ulpan instructor, a licensed tour guide, and as a workshop leader in the field of parenting and personal growth. She is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a treasured member of the Nachlaot community.

Mrs. Chaya Ester Ort

Chaya Esther Ort, the local host of our weekly extracurricular ceramics session, is an artist and art teacher in Nachlaot, where she runs Kiyor Studio for Ceramics & the Arts. She believes passionately in the healing and transformational power of working in clay, and the inherent holiness of functional art. Working with ceramics under her guidance enhances our spiritual growth and creative expression and is a wonderful adjunct to our Torah study.