Menahelet of the Pre-Primary Kodesh Department

Sheila Sklaar

Sheila has been involved in education for 40 years. For the last 26 years she has been teaching Kodesh (Jewish Studies). Sheila feels privileged to be in this aspect of Education, as it affords her the opportunity for growth, new insights and understanding on a daily basis. This passion for learning is something Sheila endeavours to instil in the children she teaches. Sheila developed the Kodesh programme for the entire Yeshiva College Pre-Primary school; and was appointed as Menahelet (Principal of the Religious Jewish Studies) in the Yeshiva College Pre-Primary school. For the past 24 years she has continued to develop an enriched Kodesh Programme.

Sheila is qualified as Senior Primary teacher and a member of the South African Council for Educators. She has her A.T.C.L and L.T.C.L. in Speech and Drama through the Trinity College of London, and taught Speech and Drama privately from home. She also ran a Reading Enrichment extra mural, Eager Readers, for children from Nursery School age till the end of Junior Primary Phase.

Sheila enjoys attending Shiurim and reading and most of all spending time with my family and connecting with her grandchildren. She enjoys walking, yoga and Nia dance. She loves giving extra-mural Torah classes to children who are at remedial schools where they do not offer a Torah educations and to children who want further Torah enrichment.

Sheila is married with five children, while two of her daughters are currently living in Israel.

Rabbi of the Primary School and Head of Kodesh

rabbi Alon Joseph

Alon was educated at Yeshiva College and went on to study at Yeshiva Gedolah of Johannesburg. He received a teaching diploma in 1999 and Rabbinic ordination in Israel 2002. He has a passion for education and has held various positions in the school systems. He has worked for Arachim SA for many years and is a senior lecturer educating and inspiring people about the beauty of Judaism.

Alon runs a company called Live Your Part, LYP is a change management and culture creating company. LYP helps companies create a powerful, practical and engaging business culture. His vision for Yeshiva College is to create a school where the students have a love of the Torah, learning and where the environment helps children develop and grow on their own path, while solidifying a closeness to Hashem. 

Alon’s favourite quote: “It is not happy people who are grateful but grateful people who are happy.”

Menahel of Boy’s High School

Rabbi Gabi Perelman

Gabi Perelman is a past Headboy of Yeshiva College Boys’ High. He learned in Yeshivat Kerem b’Yavneh for three years after school, before returning to South Africa to learn in the Yeshiva Gedolah for a further five years where he obtained Smicha. 

Rabbi Gabi holds a Bcom in Financial Management from UNISA and has worked in this field while at the same time as pursuing his career in Torah education. Towards the end of 2019, Rabbi Perelman took on the expanded full-time role of Acting Menahel. Rabbi Gabi’s passion for education, as well as his endless enthusiasm, positivity and zest for life, has enabled him over the years, to build excellent relationships with parents, Rabbanim and students alike.

Gabi’s favourite quote: “People want to become great overnight… But also want to sleep.” 

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Corner Long Avenue & Ridge Road, Glenhazel, Johannesburg

Switchboard: 011 640 9900
Pre-Primary school: 011 640 9907
Primary school: 011 640 9908
High School: 011 640 9900

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