Meet Our Staff

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Rabbi Michoel Druin has been appointed Head of School, beginning March 1, 2016. Rabbi Druin has been involved in chinuch for over 25 years, including 20 years in senior administration. Rabbi Druin founded the Machon L’Horah Semicha program in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as Crawford College Pretoria – a school with 1500 students. Rabbi Druin received his semicha from Rabbi Piekarski OB”M as well as a masters degree in Educational Leadership from Bellevue University. Rabbi Druin has completed the Lookstein Center Principals’ Program and the Leadership Program of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Rabbi Druin is a Shliach, a father of four and a grandfather.
Rabbi Michoel Druin
Miss Na’Imah Griffin is an Atlanta native who grew up in South Fulton County. She is currently enrolled at Georgia State University majoring in special education. Na’Imah has been teaching for 6 years prior to joining CMCH. She is also the Saturday Youth Program coordinator at Beth Tefillah.
Na'Imah Griffin
Michelle Kerem

Teaching Staff

Ronit Benamotz holds an M.A. in Education and Technology, a B.A. in Psychology and a Teacher Certification from the Open University of Israel in Tel-Aviv, Israel. She specializes in curriculum development and effective program evaluation of integrating technological tools in the classroom, and was recently invited to present her research on utilizing social networks to better engage students in the classroom at the 2015 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education international conference. Ms. Benamotz joined CMCH school in 2016 as the department chair and as a teacher.
Ronit Benamotz
Mrs. Chayempour has been teaching for the past 3 years in both formal and informal settings. She has worked in California, Portugal, and NY. Mrs. Chayempour graduated from the Beis Chaya Mushka Teachers Seminary in Montreal Canada.
Chayale Chayempour
Rabbi Chayempour has been teaching in the Elementary and Middle School level for the past 2 years. He taught in NJ and Toronto Canada. Rabbi Chayempour has also worked summers with special needs children and was an online teacher to students from all over the world. Rabbi Chayempour received his Rabbinical Ordination from Yeshiva Chovevei Torah NY
Rabbi Avromi Chayempour
Mushky Druin has worked with and taught children, for over three years. Upon her graduation from the Ohel Chana seminary of Melbourne Australia, Mushky spent the year teaching in Hebrew School, while doing community service for Rabbi Minkowitz in Alpharetta. Mushky is also currently enrolled in educational courses through ASCD.
Mushky Druin
Rabbi Levi Druin's involvement in education began from the early age of 18. His experience, with students in Elementary and High School, has taken him to Toronto, Melbourne Australia, and New York, where Levi received his Rabbinical Ordination. Besides teaching, Levi has also been the Program Director for the past 2 years for Schools in Brooklyn NY. Levi has led extracurricular activities, including the production of a music video titled “Jewish Pride” that has over 150,000 YouTube hits. Levi will be completing his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology this year, with a focus on Educational Psychology.
Rabbi Levi Druin
Elana Druin has been teaching at the Elementary School level for over 20 years. Elana has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Education from Bar Ilan University. Elana has taught General Studies as well as Judaic Studies at schools in South Africa, Miami, Long Island and Brooklyn NY
Elana Druin
I graduated with a BS in Speech Pathology and Special Education from University of Montevallo and a BS in Biology and Jewish Education from Stern College/Yeshiva University. I spent 1972 and 1973 in Israel at Hebrew University. I have been teaching school since 1978, from Kindergarten through high school grade level. I have been very proud to be a part of this Jewish community and am equally excited to be a part of this growing institution. I hope to enhance the education and bring forth great qualities and excellence to both the students and our school.
Elana Elman
Lower Elementary (1-2) - Mrs. Kathy Gray joined the Montessori Community first in 1993 as a parent and then as an AMI educator in 2001. She has also trained with Dr. Mel Levine (All Kinds of Minds) and is Orton - Gillingham trained. Ms. Gray has a private practice working with families and their children with educational challenges.
Kathleen Gray
Elana Horwitz has been teaching for 15 years and has been a part of the Montessori environment for 12 years. Elena has an Administrative Diploma as well as a certificate as a nursing assistant.
Elana Horwitz
Andrea Lauzon holds a Masters degree in Education from LaGrange College. She has taught at the elementary school level for ten years during which she has had a nomination for Teacher of the Year. She has also tutored students in grades K-12 for various tutoring centers along with the Juvenile court system of Troup County. She has four grown children.
Andrea Lauzon
Rabbi Avi Rubin grew up in Rochester, NY. After studying biological engineering in Cornell University, he returned to yeshiva and spent over 16 years studying at the Rabbinical Seminary of America in Queens, New York, and its affiliates. Rabbi Rubin has been teaching for over 10 years in various elementary and high schools and has now moved to Atlanta with his family.
Rabbi Avi Rubin
Shira Rubin has a Master's Degree in Education from St. John's University in Queens, New York. She has over fifteen years of experience and has served as a teacher and administrator at the high school level. Shira has taught both General Studies and Judaic Studies.
Shira Rubin
Mrs. Keren Tal has a BED in education from Seminar Levinsky in Tel Aviv. She's had over 10 years of experience teaching Hebrew in various Jewish Schools in Georgia.
Keren Tal