Ellen Azizollahoff

Mrs. A is an experienced educator who has taught almost every grade level from young children through teenagers and adults, in both formal and informal settings. She has taught at the JCCP/CBT for more than a decade, and after a brief hiatus, has returned to teach at CHSBC. Mrs. A says,  “I am passionate about Jewish life and learning and about sharing the wealth of our wonderful Jewish traditions, values, texts and practices with young Jews, who will, hopefully, be the Jewish leaders of tomorrow.”

Shoshana Berger

Hi! I’m Shoshana Berger  (Morah Shoshana), the K-1st teacher at CHSBC. I am a graduate of Stern College for Women (part of Yeshiva University) where I majored in Childhood Education. I am working at Manhattan Day School and going to Hunter School of Education for a Master’s in Special Education with a focus on learning disabilities. This is my third year teaching at CHSBC, and I can say with certainty that it is the highlight of my week. I love sharing my passion for Judaism with my students and getting to hear about their experiences and thoughts. I am looking forward to a wonderful year of learning with them! 

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.

Penina Simon

Penina Simon is a native South African who has resided and taught in the USA for many years. She has a masters in Jewish Education and teaches Hebrew language and Judaic studies to all ages.”This will be my second year at CHSBC. I thoroughly enjoyed my first years interacting with K-7th grades and teaching the students Hebrew reading, Parsha and doing the Mommy and me classes with the Kindergarten and their parents. I love interacting with the students and  and seeing them excel in all the programs that we have for them. We are preparing the Ambassadors of tomorrow to have a love of being Jewish and Israel.”


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.



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 taught 7th Grade Jewish Studies  at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey in River Edge for more than 30 years. 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.