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The Teacher You Most Appreciate

Tuesday, May 3, is marked as the National Teacher Appreciation Day in the United States. COLlive readers, share with us the name of the teacher who had the most positive impact on your life and why. Full Story

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Chani Ceitlin
May 3, 2022 8:44 pm

She was a young, accepting teacher when I was in high school

Morah Chani Brod
May 3, 2022 8:46 pm

She taught so many practical life skills sewing, polishing, folding and more. And she taught it all with so much love and care for each student. Even when she had to discipline she did it with thoughtfulness and care.

Share with us your Bais Rivkah Moment!
Reply to  Morah Chani Brod
May 4, 2022 3:47 pm
Mrs Estie Bryski
May 3, 2022 8:46 pm

She was my fourth grade teacher in bnos Menachem – she expressed her creativity and allowed me to explore my own and gave us organizational tools to express that creativity in the different subjects we had – we learn alot and with everything we learnt tools to incorporate what we learnt creatively and making it personal – she was there for us – she wasn’t just an incredible teacher she also noticed me and was able to give to the student as apposed to just performing as a teacher – we was fully present for us as students in class… Read more »

Morah Dinie Rapaport
May 3, 2022 9:00 pm

Morah Dinie teaches the little boys how to really think and be a Chassid. She lays the foundation for the future. The boys know so many nigunim, have a love for Chasidishe Yomim Tovim etc. A love that they internalized so well that they come home and share so accurately with their family. Morah Dini cares about each boy no matter which home he comes from. Morah Dini we love you ! may you go from strength to strength !!!

Esther Scharf - CLHDS Chicago
May 3, 2022 9:04 pm

A teacher that teaches and reaches and understands each student on their level!

Morah Chanie Charitow
May 3, 2022 9:18 pm

Morah Chanie is the most dedicated Morah I know. She never takes off. She gives everything for her class. She gives her heart and soul to her class. She enfuses Middos Tovos, Derech Eretz, Menchlikeit and Chassidishekt through her teaching and activities.

Rabbi Yossi Wilansky - Montreal
May 3, 2022 9:22 pm

The best kitah Alef teacher one can have
He was full of fun and love and care
He almost made you think the entire elementary school years would be as exciting

Agreed 1000%
Reply to  Rabbi Yossi Wilansky - Montreal
May 3, 2022 10:45 pm


Reply to  Rabbi Yossi Wilansky - Montreal
May 4, 2022 1:28 pm


#1 fan of Rabbi Wilansky
Reply to  Rabbi Yossi Wilansky - Montreal
May 4, 2022 2:07 pm

The best of the best!! Wish more teachers were like that! Stay young Rebbi!!!

The Best!
Reply to  Rabbi Yossi Wilansky - Montreal
May 4, 2022 4:23 pm

Faint memories but all good!

Mrs. Chayale Tzukernik
May 3, 2022 9:41 pm

She was so real and made the Chassidus we learned come alive.

Mrs Tzyrl Turen
May 3, 2022 9:47 pm

She taught me to think, to learn Chassidus and to live and internalize Chassidus in a real way.
She cares about her students and keeps in touch with them for years to come.

Tsyrl Turen
May 3, 2022 9:49 pm

I learnt so much from her about myself, about learning, about how much I love to learn and stretch my mind.
I am who I am bc of my four years in her school.

Mrs. Borowitz
May 3, 2022 9:53 pm

Mrs. Borowitz infuses Chassidishkeit and a passion for Yiddishkeit. Shes fantastic

Morah Shayna Dinerman
May 3, 2022 9:56 pm

She was my 5th Grade teacher in Online School, SO Compassionate, Fun, made her classes interactive she was super sensitive and really knew what we needed!!


Tsyrl Turen!!
May 3, 2022 10:16 pm

By far the most dynamic and talented teacher. Caring, brilliant educator. Got us to think and understand for ourselves. She gives her students her all

Moishy Ezagui
May 3, 2022 10:36 pm

He only taught in Oholei Torah for a few years, I was in 6th grade and he was the first and only teacher in OT that I had who was down to earth, fun, relatable, thought in an engaging way and stood up for what was right even if it meant challenging the hanhala.

Rabbi Mendel Moscowitz -Chicago
May 3, 2022 10:44 pm

He teaches the kids by Dugma Chaya how to act like a Mench. He guides the boys with such respect & compassion and imbues them with real Chassidishe values. And his lessons are so creative, interactive and forward thinking! The boys are lucky to have such a rebbi.

Former Student
Reply to  Rabbi Mendel Moscowitz -Chicago
May 4, 2022 9:51 am

Was in his class over 30 years ago when he taught us Korbanos in Chumash Vayikra. Later when I learned the relevant Gemara, I was light years ahead of everyone else as he had taught us the basics (and then some) which others had no background in. (Can’t say I was the most well behaved either, but I actually learned something)
Thank you Rebbi!

Mrs. Keny Deren, Of Blessed Memory
May 3, 2022 10:58 pm

A brilliant, caring and loving Mechanech who brought out the best in each of her students. Gave all of us the opportunity to shine and gave us the happiest years ever with her gentle smile and manner.

Mrs Turen
May 3, 2022 11:04 pm

She was wise and really “got us” high school girls. She taught us to think. Her standards were high but she had a sense of humor . Tremendous teacher and principal.

Morah Esther Glassman
May 3, 2022 11:42 pm

Morah Esther Glassman from Ohel Sara Day Care center/All My children. She is wise and caring. The best “Therapist” for any child. Morah esther didn’t wait for a child to get evaluated by a big professional . With her big open heart and smart intuitive mind she helped each child that needed help. Esther believes in every SINGLE child. No matter the most complicated situation or background Morah esther always made sure the child grew not just physically but emotionally and cognitively as well.

Rabbi Yossi Paltiel
May 3, 2022 11:50 pm

Teaches Tanya in a very clear and practical way!

Rabbi paltiel
Reply to  Rabbi Yossi Paltiel
May 4, 2022 12:10 am

Rabbi paltiel is a GEM! Even my non learned husband learns so much from Rabbi paltiel’s clear shiurim on the website of Inside Chasidus.

Morah Scharff
May 4, 2022 12:09 am

Was my 3rd grade teacher in Bais Rivkah. I remember her affection, warmth, and attention she gave me.

Share with us your Bais Rivkah Moment!
Reply to  Morah Scharff
May 4, 2022 3:48 pm
Rabbi Josh Gordon a”h
May 4, 2022 12:31 am

Thanks to Rabbi Gordon Im understanding Tanya! How lucky are we that we have a daily podcast ! In his inimitable fashion He explains the Tanya! In the zchus of all those that learn may Hashem send Moshiach NOW!

Reply to  Rabbi Josh Gordon a”h
May 4, 2022 11:03 am

Great Rambam Shiurim. Makes the learning so pleasurable.
(available on Chabad.org)

Reply to  Rabbi Josh Gordon a”h
May 11, 2022 9:43 am

listen to rambam shiur every day on double speed!

Mrs. Keny Deren, and Morah Yehudis Heller, a"h
May 4, 2022 12:38 am

It wasn’t just about what they taught, but about being outstanding role models… intelligent, caring, lovely, thoughtful, wise, strong Chassidishe women who gave me a sense of what a woman could be, and a desire to emulate them and to make them proud.

Morah Lieberman
May 4, 2022 12:46 am

Morah Lieberman was my teacher in bais rivkah highschool. Morah lieberman taught my class with so much love. We all loved her. And each tie she sees me she asks me how my children and grandchildren are doing and tells me that if i need anything i should call her. She even came to help me after my baby was born and offered to send us food. And not only she was my teacher but she was my daughters teacher and was so happy when she got engaged and made sheva brochos shabboss in her house and told her she… Read more »

Morah lieberman
Reply to  Morah Lieberman
May 4, 2022 9:03 am

Yes . Many years later she still stops and asks me how I am and how my family is with genuine interest. Her Chumash class was full of information that I remember to this day

Share with us your Bais Rivkah Moment!
Reply to  Morah Lieberman
May 4, 2022 3:48 pm
Mrs. Lieberman of BRHS
May 4, 2022 2:20 am

I loved being in her Chumash classes. The way she discussed it was absolutely captivating! Thanks for teaching me! I’ll never forget the feeling of being in your class

Share with us your Bais Rivkah Moment!
Reply to  Mrs. Lieberman of BRHS
May 4, 2022 3:48 pm
Morah Sarah a”h of BR kindergarten
May 4, 2022 2:25 am

I don’t remember much. I was quite young. But I remember that when it came to teaching us Parsha I absolutely enjoyed it. I remember her teaching us that when we count Yidden we should say “not one, not two”.

Share with us your Bais Rivkah Moment!
Reply to  Morah Sarah a”h of BR kindergarten
May 4, 2022 3:49 pm
Morah Sarah
Reply to  Morah Sarah a”h of BR kindergarten
May 9, 2022 8:48 pm

I worked with her in the class she really cared about each child and where they were coming from. She gave each child what they needed.

Rabbi Avi Ganjian (aka Ganji)
May 4, 2022 2:42 am

So nice and kind. Always had something nice to say. He listens attentively when i needed his help. And he has wise answers. Best Shliach and Rabbi!
Class of YOEC!!!

R Klien and Avraham gangian
May 4, 2022 3:16 am

gr8 guys. Tanya all the way

Rabbi Yehoshua Gordon a”h
May 4, 2022 7:53 am

His daily chitas podcasts!!

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Itkin/Pittsburgh
May 4, 2022 8:11 am

Rabbi Itkin was a wonderful Teacher. He is warm, dedicated, & a great example of a Chosid. May he be blessed with long, good, healthy years!

Yirmi Cohen

Rabbi Tifenbrun in London
May 4, 2022 8:24 am

While he could be sharp, he was tremendously dedicated and really taught me Gemara skills in a way no one else did.

Rabbi Tifenbrun - London UK
Reply to  Rabbi Tifenbrun in London
May 4, 2022 9:03 am

He paved the way for my love of Gemara and the tools with which to learn in a warm and geshmake way. With his incredible guidance and encouragement I learned many Masechtos by heart and acquired the “Gaon Yaakov”. I will forever be indebted to him.
Thank you thank you.

Rabbi zaetz
May 4, 2022 8:40 am

It was a blessing for us to have had you as the first rebbi for our son! So so caring!

Rabbi Wineberg and Rabbi Shemtov
May 4, 2022 8:41 am

The best teachers are the ones that live was they preach. Tanya chapters 26-35. Shiur beis and gimmel mesivta, yoec.

Sheina Prus
May 4, 2022 8:58 am

The best teacher i had that tought me the most was my Shlucha Nechama Dina Krinsky. She tought me to love for Torah, hashem how to daven then Chumash and most important she was real live example. Happy teachers day i love you Nechama Dina Krinsky

Rabbi Altein Toronto
May 4, 2022 10:11 am

Every class was a farbrengen. You could feel the love he had for the Rebbe in his every word and he only cared for us to succeed.

Reply to  Rabbi Altein Toronto
May 4, 2022 1:25 pm

YES 100%

Mrs. Gitty Stolik
May 4, 2022 10:17 am

I still remember Mrs Stolik, teaching us the Sicha ” Bais Rabeinu Shebbavel “.
It was in Bais Rivka, in 9th grade.
Her passion and excitement is still with me to this day, as I pass it on to my children, B”H!!
RL Morrison

Share with us your Bais Rivkah Moment!
Reply to  Mrs. Gitty Stolik
May 4, 2022 3:49 pm
Mora Chana Simcha Hilel
May 4, 2022 10:21 am

Her love for teaching little kids is something very special on her 🙂

Mrs zirkind Montreal
May 4, 2022 10:25 am

Best teacher ever! So clear and interesting. Caring and a dugma Chaya for the entire class:)

Rabbi Bar-Natan
May 4, 2022 10:31 am

The first teacher who ever translated chassidus so deeply into our lives while uplifting our souls! He puts his whole neshama into his classes and live daily with the concepts of chassidus he taught, and many of them I’ve come across in almost every maamer I learn and I can’t believe he was the only one to show them to us! He taught us how to LIVE chassidus instead of learning it. (If you want a small taste you can check out his podcast “Pmimeus, the down to earth chassidus podcast”)

Rabbi gesinsky OT mesivta.
May 4, 2022 11:12 am

My best years in yeshiva were with Rabbi Geisinsky.
From his great shiuurim to his genuine interest in how we were doing personally, it was the first time I actually looked forward to going to yeshiva every day.

Rabbi Meir Goldwasser shlit"a
May 4, 2022 11:20 am

I still daven with the tune he used to daven with us out loud every day. I still remember clearly entire sections of Eilu Metzios that we learned. I learned from his care and concern and his general eidele hisnahagus. BH we are still close to this very day. (and the doughnuts were good as well)

Reply to  Rabbi Meir Goldwasser shlit"a
May 4, 2022 7:35 pm

Rabbi Goldwasser was the best!
I remember every word he taught, every story he said, and all the donuts he gave us!
Simply the best!!

So true!!
Reply to  Yes!
May 6, 2022 1:18 am

Absolutely, Rabbi Goldwasser is a treasure that we are lucky to have in Pittsburgh!!!

Rabbi Yossi Gordon in Melbourne Australia
May 4, 2022 11:24 am

Explains everything untill you get it, just such an amazing teacher. Knows tanach back to front upside down inside out

Reply to  Rabbi Yossi Gordon in Melbourne Australia
May 11, 2022 9:44 am

He is an amazing teacher and boki in tanach. Keeps repeating concepts till they get in your head

Mrs. Leah Shollar
May 4, 2022 11:34 am

Being introduced to real scholarship was like water to my parched soul!

Morah Sara Lieberman
May 4, 2022 11:55 am

Mrs. Lieberman had a tremendous impact on me- I knew it then even though I was immature and didn’t always appreciate the class itself. Mrs. Lieberman is an excellent teacher. I learned so much and still remember a lot. She also taught an impressionable 16-year-old a lot how to behave. She wrote down every question a girl posed, did her research and came back with an answer for the next class. She epitomized elegance, respect, humility, tznius in a down-to-earth, relatable and refreshing way. Mrs. Lieberman hosted a maamar shiur for our class on Thursday nights in her house. Who… Read more »

Share with us your Bais Rivkah Moment!
Reply to  Morah Sara Lieberman
May 4, 2022 3:50 pm
Mrs. Estee Schneerson
May 4, 2022 11:59 am

She taught me art in Bais Rivkah a while back. I thrived in her class.
I will never forget the time she complimented me so genuinely and kindly on a piece of art I created and was so proud of.
The right words, even simple ones, can make a bigger impact than we might ever know.

Share with us your Bais Rivkah Moment!
Reply to  Mrs. Estee Schneerson
May 4, 2022 3:50 pm
Rabbi Berkowitz
May 4, 2022 12:08 pm

My best teacher in Montreal, who puts his energy and passion into his class. Still remember his Pesach songs and Divrei Yemei Yisroel stories.

Amazing Rebbi
Reply to  Rabbi Berkowitz
May 12, 2022 7:07 pm

I agree. The kids in his class learn so much and become mentchen!

Rabbi Benjamin
May 4, 2022 2:45 pm

He shaped my son’s experience in yeshiva. Rabbi Benjamin instills such a love for yiddishkeit and chassidishkeit in the boys. My son would come home with stories and niggunim and share them with the family. His enthusiasm for school and for learning is a direct result of Rabbi Benjamin’s influence.
May he be healthy and live a long healthy life!

Miss Katz - now Mrs Laine
May 4, 2022 4:22 pm

I told Miss Katz that I was really bored on Shabbos since I lived on Shluchos and didn’t have kids my age near me.
After that she’d bring me books every week from her house in borough park to read on Shabbos.

Yeshiva ohr elchonon student
May 4, 2022 4:22 pm

Rabbi avrohom ganjian, my shliach in yeshivah ohr elchanan chabad los angeles has definitely been the one who had the biggest impact on my life, his warm personality and down to earth way of teaching chassidus is what every yeshiva needs.
Whether you needed help understanding a piece of Gemara or chassidus, or if you were having a tough day and just need that extra encouragement and friendship, he was always there for me, and I am who I am thanks to him.

Miss Chayale Sorkin!!!
May 4, 2022 5:39 pm

so so patient and caring and an amazing teacher!

Mrs Strauss
May 4, 2022 5:55 pm

Several years passed and I miss her classes.

Rabbi Samuels BRHS
May 4, 2022 6:07 pm

So dedicated to bais Rivkah

Rabbi E. Wenger o.b.m - B.R. Montreal
May 4, 2022 9:03 pm

I consider myself lucky that I was taught by Rabbi Wenger o.b.m throughout high-school in the early 2000s.
Today, I still remember everything he taught on Halacha!

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Reply to  Rabbi E. Wenger o.b.m - B.R. Montreal
May 4, 2022 10:16 pm

my girls say say rabbi wenger says the best stories in pardas chanah and teaches in pardas chana important halochos like involving kashrus. My girls wait all year to learn shiurim from rabbi wenger in pardas chana

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Reply to  Rabbi E. Wenger o.b.m - B.R. Montreal
May 4, 2022 10:17 pm

I am referring to a young rabbi wenger that is bh coming back and my girls are looking foward.

Replying to Rabbi Wenger
Reply to  reply to rabbi wenger
May 5, 2022 9:17 am

Yes, I think you mean Rabbi M. Wenger, also an amazing teacher on halacha

Rabbi Wircberg ULY
May 4, 2022 10:23 pm

Rabbi Moshe Wircberg is, hands down, always #1 on son’s favorite teacher list. He interacts with such love for the boys, I have no doubt the world would be a better place with more rebbeim like him.

Mrs. sara morozov br teacher and kalla teacher
May 4, 2022 10:27 pm

Mrs. Morozov taught my daughter in high school and my daughter liked her a lot and asked her to teach her when she became a kalla and mrs. morozov taughter her with so much love and care and helped teach me what i needed to know as a mother and guided me in preparing my daughter for a wedding. Every time my kids have questions that i dont know how to answer or learn for chidon and i dont have answers i call mrs. morozov and she helps me and teaches me how to answer my children of all ages… Read more »

Rabbi Yisrael Shmuel Engel A"H
May 4, 2022 10:33 pm

This happened around 10 years ago: When we lived in Florida, one of the Chabad Houses Rabbi Engel came to was our Chabad House. Whenever he stayed by us, I would go almost every day to the guest house and learn with Rabbi Engel for around 2 hours (maybe more). I learned how to read from a Siddur with the help of Rabbi Engel. On Friday Night he joined us for the meal in our house and on Shabbos Day we went to the guest house and joined him for the meal. Rabbi Engel’s Shabbos Parties was on another level.… Read more »

My grandmother Rebetzin Ettel Tzerna Hodakov o.b.m
May 4, 2022 10:42 pm

Each shabboss, I would go to my grandmother rebetzin Hodakov and my grandmother taught me pirkei avos. Now i like to teach pirkei avos to my daughters and their classmates.

Esther Scharf- Chicago cheder
May 4, 2022 10:50 pm

My absolute favorite teacher. A true example of chanoch lnaar al pi darko

Miss Stolik Bais Rivkah 4th grade
May 4, 2022 10:57 pm

Her lessons stick with me till today!

Miss Elberg BRHS 10th grade
May 4, 2022 10:59 pm

She teaches Tanya in a way like no other teacher has taught it, making sure everyone understands it with class discussions and answering everyone’s questions until one is satisfied with her answer

The best
Reply to  Miss Elberg BRHS 10th grade
May 5, 2022 9:07 am

So patient and kind, really open minded, incredibly well versed and learned.

Agreed 100%
Reply to  Miss Elberg BRHS 10th grade
May 5, 2022 12:52 pm

I loved miss Elbergs maamer classes! She somehow made the maamers so understandable without being dragged out. There were always class discussions out of the text that made our learning so much more authentic. She has time for all her students and her farbrengens are always so real. She is so dedicated to BRHS. Thank you Miss Elberg!

Mrs. Rochel Zirkind - Montreal
May 5, 2022 9:22 am

An exceptional teacher!
I wish there were more like her..

Mrs. Scharf LGHS Chicago
May 5, 2022 12:54 pm

Instead of teaching me chumash, she taught me how to learn chumash, skills I use to this day. I enjoy learning chumash because of Mrs. Scharf

Mrs. Esther Wilhelm bais rivkah
May 5, 2022 10:01 pm

Mrs. Esther Wilhelm taught my daughter hayom yom each day last year when she was in 7th grade and than my daughter could teach it to the family.. Mrs. wilhelm sometimes invited us mothers to come daven with our girls in bais rivkah on rosh chodesh and i was so inspired by her stories she said of the rebbe. When Mrs. Wilhelm tells me how much she loves my girls it means so muh to me.Thank you Mrs. Wilhelm for davening with the girls on shabboss and saying tehillim with them on shabboss mevorchim. Thank you for the ices and… Read more »

Miss Goldman
May 6, 2022 6:05 am

She taught me English Literature in high school and opened my mind to so many new ideas and perspectives. I wouldn’t be such an avid reader now had she not inspired me to delve into the world of books.

Rabbi Dovid Levin
May 6, 2022 12:15 pm

Incredible and smart teacher! He deeply cares for the overall well-being of each student. He’s kind, humble and very understanding. He gives off an awe and inspiring vibe that you just wanted to be your best self under his leadership. Anyone is incredibly blessed and lucky to have him as a teacher!

Morah Raizel Wolvovsky
May 8, 2022 1:14 am

On chof ches nissan my 3 yr old came home from school with a big sign with big black alef beis letters that said טוטאלץ וואס איר קענט. We had it hanging for many years. Morah raizel lived it and morah Raizel was real. As a mother i loved spending time in my daughters class and learning so many beautiful lessons and inspiring lessons with my children. Like watching her teach about the presents Hashem gives us, our hands and feet etc. and seeing her take her rebbe tanya out of her gift box. Morah raizel continued to teach me… Read more »

Miss Nechomole Gordon (now Shaikevitz), London
May 11, 2022 7:10 am

She taught my older girls so much when she taught in Lubavitch Senior Girls School, London. They still say that all their chassidishkeit comes from her. We wish she’d come back!

Reply to  Miss Nechomole Gordon (now Shaikevitz), London
May 13, 2022 1:35 pm

Yessss! Best teacher ever!

Rabbi Mendel Lipskier (melbourne, australia)
May 11, 2022 9:46 am

Explains chasidus in such a powerful way it becomes real to you in an amazing way.

Mrs. G. Gansbourg
May 11, 2022 12:57 pm

great teacher. we really covered ground. But what stood out was how she was really mechanech us.

Rabbi Yankel Lieder 7 th grade teacher in OT
May 12, 2022 8:56 pm

Who ever had him as a student would remmeber
– his smile
-his attention to the kids that needed it most
– his fun way of teaching
– his Melaka Malkas
-his complete dedication to his students