Mrs. Candy Kahn —General Studies


I am thrilled to be back for my second year as the General Studies Kindergarten Teacher at Hebrew Academy. I was born and raised in South Africa, where I completed my teacher training and Degree in Primary (Elementary) Education at the University of the Witwatersrand. Since then, I have taught in Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio. I have been married to my husband Jerome for 24 years and we have two teenage children, Jayde-16 and Jesse-14,  who are both at school in Irvine. I feel very blessed to be at Hebrew Academy and in kindergarten. I love being with the kindergartners, especially now that my own are grown up! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us and I am excited to see this class flourish!


Morah Devorah Lovitch -Judaic Studies


Judaic Studies​ will be taught by returning teacher Morah Devorah Lovitch. She has taught for many years at the Academy. She is experienced in teaching kindergarten age children and especially in transmitting the holiday lessons and Jewish traditions through their creative projects. Hebrew alphabet and reading is an important skill that is taught at this level and both teachers have seen great success in accomplishing their goals in reading.

"My love for teaching has kept me in the classroom for many years. Our goal is to  embrace our students with a love for learning and pride in their Judaism, and the importance of first and foremost being a “mentch”." 


Racheli Morris - Hebrew Language


Morah Racheli Morris is a Jewish Studies and Hebrew Instructor at California State Long Beach, and is thrilled to join the Hebrew Academy to teach Ivrit!