Samuel Gelman

Samuel Gelman is excited to be teaching for the second year at CHSBC! Samuel is a fifth-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is also a Rabbinical intern at the JCCP/CBT. Samuel received his bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, and spent a year after graduating serving as the Youth Director for Temple Emanu-El in Providence, Rhode Island. Samuel has been teaching at Hebrew Schools for most of his life, and brings with him a strong theatrical background, a passion for history, and a love of Judaism. He looks forward to getting to know you and your children this year!

Estelle Haberman

Estelle Haberman is a native New Yorker from the Bronx and lives with her husband and two daughters in Fair Lawn. She has a Masters in Teaching and an undergraduate degree in Communications. She also attended The Hebrew Arts School for Music and Dance and loves to sing and play piano. As a child of Holocaust survivors, she considers her role as a Jewish educator to be the most important calling in her life. She has taught at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center/CBI since 2009.  She is an assistant teacher in a Bergen County Public School and has also taught in numerous Yeshiva Day Schools.

Rabbi Moshe Yankelewitz

Rabbi Y is an enthusiastic and creative teacher who has been teaching at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center for over 25 years! He also teaches 7th Grade Jewish Studies at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey in River Edge. He keeps busy with Talmudic studies and helping out with community projects. Rabbi Y loves nature, reading sci-fi/fantasy books, and spending time with his family.

Miriam Yankelewitz

Mrs. Y loves teaching, and has been doing so at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center for over 25 years! She’s big on storytelling and getting the kids involved and excited about Jewish studies. Mrs. Y enjoys time with her children and grandchildren, and loves nature, reading, music, and baking.


Dina Basin

Dina Basin lives in Cliffside Park with her husband, son Taavi and their dog, Kelev. She is a Pre-K teacher at Solomon Schechter Day School in New Milford. This is her 16th year teaching Hebrew school and she is very excited for this school year!