The Chai Center Noskin Hebrew School prides itself on its dedicated staff. Our teachers and volunteers are hand-picked for their warmth, passion and desire to impart their love and knowledge of Judaism to their students.

Recognizing that Hebrew school is an academic after-school program, our teachers endeavor to create an engaging, hands-on learning environment to stimulate and inspire every child.


ZOEY SAACKS, LMSW, Hebrew School Director

As the founding director of The Chai Center Hebrew School, I am excited to rejoin The Chai Center Hebrew School in the capacity of director. I, along with Rabbi Saacks, the dynamic Hebrew School teachers and volunteers and the dedicated office staff are committed to creating a wonderful Hebrew School experience for each student along with their family,  where the values and tradition of Judaism are joyfully and vividly brought to life!

I look forward to partnering with you for an incredible year, kicking off on September 11.  Feel free to reach out with any questions.
You can reach me at [email protected] or call the office and leave a message for me.


CHAYA SAACKS, MS. Ed, Assistant Director

I am excited to apply my training and passion for Jewish education to my role in The Chai Center Hebrew School. I will be working in the capacity of Assistant Director, ensuring that our staff have the best support in providing a high quality Jewish education to each of our Hebrew School students.




Morah Rivka Rodal
Hi, my name is Rivka and I am originally from London, but moved to the USA this past year.
One thing I love about Hebrew School is that children come because they want to learn about what being a Jew means in a very real way. I am looking forward to sharing my passion for Judaism with The Chai Center Hebrew School.

  Morah Dina Chinskey

Hi, my name is Dina Chinskey. I live in East Northport with my husband and two kids.
I am excited to bring Judaism to life in the classroom, and I can’t wait to get to know my students at The Chai Center!



Morah Leah Banda
Hi, my name is Leah Banda. I am from Boro Park, Brooklyn and live in Crown Heights.
I feel a personal calling towards teaching and sharing the beauty of Judaism with my students. I am excited to join The Chai Center Hebrew School staff and look forward to what’s to come.

  Morah Rivka Granat

Hi, my name is Rivka Granat and I am from the beautiful State of Florida.
I love teaching in Hebrew School. It is always so much fun to meet new students and learn what we all have in common, our Jewish roots! I love all the energy and excitement that comes with each class!