Our Staff

At the Aleph Learning Centre we have experienced, committed and enthusiastic staff. Our teachers are responsible for preparing lessons in accordance with our mission statement and are encouraged to use creative methods of teaching including the latest techniques and technology. They are devoted to creating a safe and stimulating environment inspiring our students to learn and continuously progress individually and as a class.

Chayli Fehler

Director of Education; Aleph Learning Centre and The Zone; Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue

As Director of Education at the thriving Aleph Learning Centre and The Zone at Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, Chayli’s professionalism and dynamic leadership has seen the Cheder expand to become one of the largest Jewish supplementary schools in Europe. She is also Founder and Director of Project ImpACT, a new youth volunteering programme across London, that creates and facilities volunteering opportunities for young people, and leads The Step Up, a charity that runs educational holiday programmes in refugee camps in East Africa for children and youth that have fled war and conflict. She is an Educational Consult and has created innovative and popular educational resources and curriculums, used in most Jewish primary schools in the UK. She founded JEdNet an online teachers platform with thousands of free Jewish educational resources and was previously Head of Children’s Education at United Synagogue. She has completed an MA in Jewish Education and is on the advisory board of the Jewish Volunteering Network.

Juliet Berman

Administrator; Aleph Centre and The Zone; HGSS

 Juliet lives in Elstree where she and her family are active members of Borehamwood Shul. She leads a busy life, balancing work, children and volunteering, as well as running the Shine for Shani charity. She enjoys design and creative projects and is pleased to be able to use her organisational skills at the Aleph Centre and The Zone. Having previously been involved with Radlett cheder and worked in the Borehamwood Shul office she is pleased to use her experience to work with the Aleph Centre team. 

Nechama Sager

Head of Hebrew Reading

Aleph Staff Bios

Adina Rosenthal

Year 1

Yael Heller

Year 1

Batya Moller

Year 2

Originally from Israel, Batya has taught for over 20 years in both the UK and USA, and is currently a primary school teacher at Beis Yakov. She has particular experience in working with children in the infant years and enjoys teaching in a creative and stimulating environment. She would like her key stage 1 students to be proud of their Jewish identity.

Gillian Rosenfeld

Year 2

A familiar face, Gillian has been a part of HGSS Cheder for 18 years. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience from her years teaching in various primary schools in London. She ensures the children are involved in what they are learning, have a sense of pride in their work and enjoy coming to the ALC.

Rivki Zobin

Year 3

Rivki has just finished a year in Seminary in Israel. Before this, Rivki worked on the keystage 1 reading team at ALC. Rivki has always wanted to teach and is looking forward to share Jewish knowledge in an exciting way, helping the students gain a strong love and pride for their Jewish heritage and identity.

Rachel Englard

Year 3

Rachel has also finished a year in Seminary in Israel and before this, Rachel loved working as a Hebrew reader and classroom assistant at the Aleph Centre.  She is looking forward to sharing her Jewish learning with the children in a fun and exciting way. She wants them to be proud of their Jewish heritage and identity. She is very excited to teach fun and engaging lessons this year!

Raqueli Kramer

Year 4

Leora Lister

Year 4

Elisha Citron

Year 5

Elisha was born and raised in NW London and went to Hasmonean High School, before moving to City of London for Sixth Form. Elisha then learned in Israel at Yeshivat Sha’alvim for two years, and is currently studying Natural Sciences at UCL. Elisha has been involved with Sinai as a madrich, both at summer/winter camps, and at weekly group activities. He is excited to share his passion for Judaism in an enjoyable and exciting environment.

Nechama Birnbaum

Year 6

We also have a team of 14 Hebrew Reading Assistants who read one on one or small groups session in all classes.

Aleph Centre Chair – Anna Lemer

Aleph Centre BoardBen Dimson,  Laura Swimer, Richard Latner

The Zone Chairs – Jeremy Callman and Vanessa Mendelsohn