Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet Sephardic School

 

7026 Bathurst Street

Thornhill, Ontario

L4J 8K3

Phone:​ 905.669.7653

Email: office@jdohss.org

www.jdohss.org​​

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Our Leadership

SARAH

WASSERMAN

Principal

RABBI ELISHAI

KOHANANOO

Menahel

rabbi.kohananoo@jdohss.org

 

JOANNA FOX

Principal

joanna.fox@jdohss.org

Rabbi Kohananoo has been an integral part of the JDOHSS staff since 2014.  Since his arrival he has made it a priority to build positive relationships with individual students and their parents .His strong interpersonal skills have proven him the ability to relate to a wide range of people within our school community and beyond.

 

Rabbi Kohananoo received his Semicha from Harav Yaakov Shiknazi shlita who is the head of Sephardic Beit Din in Yerushalim. He has experience in congregational leadership and counselling experience as well as a Posek Halacha who is sought after for halachic guidance from both Sephardim and Ashkenazim. In addition to his Rabbinical experience, Rabbi Kohananoo brings extensive educational experience and a strong interest in student well – being to the role of Menahel. He has his Master’s in Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Loyola, Chicago and his Mashgiach Ruchani and mental health Training Certification from Torah Umesorah He is committed to instilling in our students a love and devotion for Torah and mitzvoth and lead our school towards educational excellence.  

Ms. Fox joins JDOHSS with the determination and the dedication to continue to strengthen and develop our General Studies program to the highest levels possible. She is thrilled to lead our wonderful team of teachers with her knowledge, experience and great vision.  

Ms. Fox has been an educational professional for over 14 years, with experience in the Toronto Jewish Day School and U.S. public school systems. In addition to her experience as a school administrator, middle school teacher and high school teacher, Ms. Fox began her professional career as an Engineer. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan, Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Education in School Leadership from Harvard University. Her experience brings forth strong problem solving abilities, collaborative skills and the ability to lead by establishing positive relationships.  

Ms. Fox also holds Ontario College of Teacher certifications at the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Divisions in math and science, as well as Principal's Qualifications Parts 1 and 2. 

SARA

COHEN

Vice Principal

sara.cohen@jdohss.org

RENEE 

HERZOG-GREEN

David & Miriam Bitton

Student Services 

Coordinator

renee.herzog@jdohss.org

Mrs. Cohen possesses over 18 years of experience in Israel, Russia and Canada. She shares our commitment to excellence. She holds a BA from York University and Teacher Certificate from Michlelet Beit Rivka in Israel.

Mrs. Cohen has also taken formal training in Hebrew as a Second Language, Hebrew Grammar, Junior High Math, and Special Education. Mrs. Cohen continues her Professional Development by taking courses through The Centre for Jewish Education and is a member of the Principals Association. In addition to her Vice Principal duties, Mrs. Cohen is charged with developing our Grades 7 & 8 girls Hebrew Studies.

Mrs. Herzog-Green was delighted to join JDOHSS in the summer of 2011. For the past 40 years, she has taught in both the Elementary and Secondary panel, with most of her experience in the area of Special Education.

In the last 11 years, Mrs. Herzog-Green was the Head of Special Education in York Region schools. She serves as a professional liaison between teachers, parents, and educational consultants. As well, she prepares individual student programs to meet the learning styles, emotional and academic needs of the students.

Finally, she provides PD for teachers personally and through outside professionals to develop skills in meeting the needs of the students.

SHEILA

STONE

Early Years Coordinator

sheila.stone@jdohss.org

Mrs. Stone is the Early Year’s Coordinator for the Joe Dwek Ohr Haemet Early Year’s Program. She is a passionate, dynamic and consummate educator who instills character development, confidence, and attainment of success for every aspect related to children’s growth and learning.   She has worked at JDOHSS for nearly 30 years. She was formally trained in Education and Child Psychology at Brooklyn College, Special Education at York University, and Early Childhood Education at Seneca College.

 

Mrs. Stone strongly believes in the concept of the "4 Way Partnership" between parents, teachers, the school and the child. As an active and enthusiastic member of our school community, she works closely with our teachers, teacher candidates, volunteers, occupational and speech therapists, students and parents to ensure a positive and productive environment.  Mrs. Stone has been a constant and loyal component of our school for almost 30 years.