Our Team

Susan Ackerman

Susan Ackerman

Bible Contest and Zimria Coordinator

Susan worked as an educator at a daycare and as an animator at the B’nai Brith camp for senior citizens. She currently works at BJEC coordinating the Bible Contest and Zimria. She loves volunteering and being in the great outdoors.

Susan.Ackerman@bjec.org
Phone: (514) 345-2610 #3075
Direct Line: (514) 734-1850

Carmela Aigen

Carmela Aigen

Gesher Chai Coordinator

Carmela Aigen brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of education and Judaic Studies to her new position of Gesher Chai Coordinator. She taught and held administrative positions at Akiva School, as well as the Shaar Hashomayim PALS afternoon school. She was also a lecturer in the McGill University Teacher Training Program. She was a pilot testing teacher for the TaL AM Hebrew language and heritage program in Grades 1 and 2. Carmela earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Art History and she received the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education in 2000.

CarmelaAigen.bjec@gmail.com

Chantal Dufour-Martel

Chantal Dufour-Martel

Literacy Consultant

Within the scope of the educational team at BJEC, Chantal serves as the French language literacy consultant. She has over 20 years’ experience working in Canadian and American public schools as teacher, reading interventionist, and school principal. As literacy specialist, her work has focused on dual-language literacy acquisition among children and youth learning to read and write in two alphabetic languages simultaneously. These efforts have helped inform best practices for those with reading impairments. Chantal holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and a doctoral degree in Special Education from the University of Oregon.

Chantal.Dufour@bjec.org

Phone: (514) 345-2610 #3244
Direct Line: (514) 734-1517

Rosa Finestone

Rosa Finestone

David Weissman Institute Coordinator

Rosa is the principal emeritus at Solomon Schechter Academy. Since her retirement, Rosa has been the volunteer coordinator of adult education at the David Weissman Institute at BJEC. Rosa holds a B.A. from McGill University and has been a driving force in Jewish education in Montreal.

Rosa.Finestone@bjec.org
Phone: (514) 345-2610 # 3035
Direct Line: (514) 734-1430

Hilary Greenstone

Hilary Greenstone

Educational Consultant

Hilary is an enthusiastic member of BJEC’s educational consulting team. The team’s current focus is on the integration of the development of reading and executive function skills. Hilary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from McGill. Hilary enjoys travelling and event planning.

Hilary.Greenstone@bjec.org
Phone: (514) 345-2610 # 3232
Direct Line: (514) 734-1427

Helene Kaufman

Helene Kaufman

Director of Administration

Helene’s responsibilities include HR and agency budget and finance, among others. She loves working with this talented and friendly group who make it fun to come to work each day. Her graduate degree is in translation and her undergraduate degree is in French literature. Her hobbies include reading (mainly fiction) and skiing (not!).

Helene.Kaufman@bjec.org
Phone: (514) 345-2610 # 3355
Direct Line: (514) 734-1426

Cooki (Frances) Levy

Cooki (Frances) Levy

Executive Director

Cooki has been actively involved in the Montreal Jewish Day Schools for more than 40 years, first as a teacher, department chair and guidance counselor at Hebrew Academy, and later as the Head of The Akiva School. All three of her children attended Montreal day schools, allowing her to experience the role of day school parent as well.  She has sat on numerous Federation committees related to issues of Jewish identity and education.

In the role of Executive Director of BJEC, Cooki brings this background and knowledge,  as well as her experience as a program director and as a consultant for both RAVSAK and Prizmah, two umbrella organizations supporting Jewish day schools across North America.

CookiLevy.bjec@gmail.com

Keren Ludvig

Keren Ludvig

Ed Tech Consultant

Keren is a member of BJEC’s educational consulting team.  She works with English, French and Hebrew teachers across the Jewish school system on the pedagogical applications of technology to improve student learning.  Keren earned a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  She has worked in various educational organizations in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal over the last 20 years.

Keren.Ludvig@bjec.org

Stephanie Nussbaum

Stephanie Nussbaum

Projects Coordinator

Stephanie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Diploma in Human Relations and Family Life Education from McGill University. She is very tech-savvy and uses innovative approaches to tackle challenges and create solutions that help those around her. She organizes many of BJEC’s inter-school programs for elementary and high schools and provides workshops to help teachers bring technology into the classroom.

Stephanie.Nussbaum@bjec.org
Phone: (514) 345-2610 # 3253
Direct Line: (514) 734-1428

Heidi Rappaport-Lemish

Heidi Rappaport-Lemish

Accounting Coordinator

Heidi’s passion for community and love for accounting come together in her position at BJEC. Heidi’s responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable. Heidi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Concordia University. She loves to volunteer and enjoys working within the community. Her family and her dog keep her very busy.

Heidi.Lemish@bjec.org
Phone: (514) 345-2610 # 3234
Direct Line: (514) 734-1682

 

Dr. Carly Rosenzweig

Dr. Carly Rosenzweig

Senior Educational Consultant

Carly is a creative member of BJEC’s educational consulting team. The team’s current focus is on the integration of the development of reading and executive function skills. Carly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Concordia, a Master’s of Science degree in Education, as well as a doctorate in Special Education from the University of Miami. Carly enjoys re-purposing old relics and reading.

Carly.Rosenzweig@bjec.org
Phone: (514) 345-2610 #3076
Direct Line: (514) 734-1425