Jewish Stories, Crafts and More - This exciting program was created for children 3-5 years old who attend other preschools. Shalom Chaverim students get to experience some of the fun we have at Kaplan and be part of our community. This is a drop-off program led by our experienced teachers.
In addition to holiday celebrations, we will be exploring the PJ Library books; everyone will be added to the PJL mailing list.
.Navita was born in Trinidad and Tobago; at age of 2 she moved to New York with her parents and 4 siblings. Navita has had a love for children from a young age, she was a baby sitter at 16 and pursued early childhood education in college. Navita has worked in Hoboken for 15 years as an early childhood teacher and administrator. Navita is the mother of 2 sons: Ryan, 17and Sean, 16. She has recently moved to Jersey City with her partner and son. Navita started working at Kaplan in September of 2021.
Nyeema Ellison is originally from Orange, New Jersey. She attended Uppsala and Essex County College where she earned an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and C.D.A. Before joining Kaplan in October of 2020, she worked as a teacher at The Brunswick School in Jersey City. Nyeema currently lives in Orange, New Jersey with her husband and enjoys cooking and sharing the gift of reading during her free time.
Sabrina Benayoun grew up in Long Island, NY in a family of four sisters raised by Brazilian-Jewish parents. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering and Masters of Science in Sustainability Management at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. She has combined her love of working with children along with her wanting to become involved in the community through teaching at Kaplan. Sabrina started here at Kaplan in the fall of 2022. She loves traveling, cooking, and connecting with her loved ones.
Marilyn has been a member of the United Synagogue since she and her husband moved to Hoboken in 1974. She was one of the young mothers who attended services with children before there was an educational component, and helped start the first "Tot Shabbat" program at USH in the early 80's. She is still teaching youngsters on Shabbat through the USH Learning Center some 31 years later, and has seen countless of her students achieve Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and even weddings! Her youngest daughter (Laura) is a Kaplan teacher. Marilyn is now retired from a long Federal Govt. career and spends every Friday in the Susim Class (4's), which makes Shabbat a very special time for her and the students.
Malki Gruzman Mori was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. She moved to New York to attend college and fell in love with NYC. She continued to earn a Master's degree in Social Work from Hunter College and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College. Since then, she has taught and assisted in several schools with kids ages 2,5 - 5. She also developed and led a mommy and me class for kids ages 0-3 at the Educational Alliance while working there. Malki lives in Hoboken with her husband and three young children.
Rachelle Grossman, Director 115 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030 201-653-8666