Mrs. Lauren Wolder (AM) —General Studies


Lauren Wolder has been a teacher at The Hebrew Academy since 2011.  Originally from South Africa, she has trained here and abroad. She is a dedicated professional whose name has become synonymous with 1st grade at The Hebrew Academy.  In addition to preparing students with all of the fundamental skills for reading, writing, and math, Mrs. Wolder is known for cultivating a life-long love of learning, good manners, and the ability to say a few words in Afrikaans.  Mrs. Wolder and her husband are very proud of their 2 children who are both former Hebrew Academy students, and flourishing in their education! When she’s not at school, Mrs. Wolder enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She loves traveling and exploring new places.

 Mrs. Candy Kahn (PM) —General Studies


Mrs. Kahn has been a teacher at The Hebrew Academy since 2017.  Born and raised in South Africa, she completed her teacher training and Degree in Primary (Elementary) Education at the University of the Witwatersrand.  She has taught both Kindergarten and First Grade here at The Hebrew Academy, and is the 2019 repient of our prestigous Teacher of the Year Award. She and her husband have two teenage children. 


Morah Aidie Naparstek (AM) and  Morah Miriam Rapoport (PM) —Judaic Studies




Noa Slayback - Ivrit (Hebrew Language)


Born and raised in Israel, where her siblings and parents still live, Mrs. Slayback now lives with her husband and daughter in Huntington Beach. She earned a B.A in both Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben Gurion University.  She has always loved the Hebrew language and now enjoys sharing it with students of all ages.  Having studied child development, she knows that the way to reach children is to create an engaging and stimulating environment where students feel safe to take chances.  Her classroom is alive with physical activity and with games that help students want to learn more. Mrs. Slayback’s hobbies and passions include piano, ballet, Qi Gong, and pilates. She is an avid reader of world news and events, and watches Israeli TV to maintain her connection to the country.