Morah Chana Gopin


A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Morah Chana is a graduate of the Beth Chana Teacher’s Institute in Safed, Israel. She has over two decades of experience teaching Judaism and Hebrew language to children, young professionals and adults. Chana is known for her out of the box and nurturing teaching style, allowing every child to develop at their own pace in a creative and stimulating environment.

Together with her husband, Rabbi Shmuel, they founded the Chabad at Midtown in 2003, lovingly inspiring and servicing the local Jewish community by offering a wide array of programs celebrating Judaism with joy & pride. Chana has been leading Mommy & Me, enrichment classes for children, women’s Rosh Chodesh club, producing Shabbat and holiday gatherings and mentoring community members as they prepare for married life, parenting, and other monumental lifecycle events.

Chana strongly believes that the child’s early years are the foundational years in life, when independence and creativity are fostered, enabling him to acquire the confidence and tools to become a successful adult in an ever changing world.

Chana is the proud mom of nine, raising her family with the love she strives to give to every child under her care.

Monica Auslander Moreno 

Nutritional Consultant

Monica Auslander Moreno, MS, RDN is the founder of Essence Nutrition, a group practice of seven registered dietitians, and oversees all of Essence’s client work and wellness programming. Monica created and oversees our preschool lunch & snacks menu, and has established positive meal practices at our program.

Monica has a passion for setting up the next generation for success, fostering healthy and balanced eating habits and positive body image and relationship with food. She delivered hundreds of nutrition presentations over her career, and has been featured in various print and media publications.

Morah Rivka Salazar 

Two’s & Three’s Morah

Born and raised in Miami, Rivka who comes from a loving family of six, has always enjoyed being around young children. Morah Rivka has been a preschool teacher for the last seven years. It’s her love and passion to provide a safe environment where children can be encouraged to discover and learn through play.

An artist and a dedicated yoga practitioner as well, Morah Rivka incorporates these practices in her classroom, as well as her formal training in both Reggio Emilia and Developmentally Appropriate Practices. She is a strong advocate of the Reggio approach, as it allows children to be the leaders in their learning, and their teachers, the scaffolders expanding the learning experience. This, she feels impacts education in a huge way, building connection, confidence, and skill.

Morah Mariana

Two’s & Three’s Morah

Morah Mariana has 25 years of experience working with children, both in Venezuela where she earned her Special Education and Early Childhood Degrees and in Miami where she relocated to four years ago.

Morah Mariana has a deep love and passion for working with children, observing their interests, personalities, and discovering the universe together through play, music and movement and fun activities. In her free time she enjoys the beach and spending time with friends and family.