We are delighted to announce that Rabbi Chaim Gourdji (G-ohr-jee) has joined OCA as the Elementary School Assistant Principal for Judaic Studies!
Rabbi Gourdji has more than 20 years of Elementary and Middle School teaching and leadership experience, most recently at the Torah Day School in Seattle, Washington. An innovative educator who believes deeply in the role of differentiating instruction and integrating technology to help every student achieve success, Rabbi Gourdji will oversee the Elementary Judaics curriculum and instruction at OCA and he will be partnering with Mrs. Elisheva Levitt in teacher professional development and student discipline. In addition, he will be teaching a class in the Middle School.
Rabbi Gourdji is a graduate of Stony Brook University and Ohr Somayach. He is currently working on his Master’s in Curriculum at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Education. Rabbi Gourdji is married to Devorah Leah Gourdji, an early childhood teacher whom we are excited will be joining the ECC faculty. They have three sons living in the NY/NJ area and a daughter who will be heading to seminary this Fall.
Please join us in welcoming Rabbi and Mrs. Gourdji to Baltimore and OCA!