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RABBI CHAIM BLOCK 
Executive Director, Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Chaim Block studied in the Rabbinical College of America where he received a B.A. in Religious Studies. Rabbi Block continued his studies at the Lubavitch Yeshiva of Seattle, WA and at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY where he received his Semichah (Rabbinical Ordination). 

In 1985, After continuing his studies at the Kollel Menachem of Brooklyn, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe sent him and his wife Rivkie to establish the San Antonio office of Chabad Lubavitch. Rabbi & Rebbitzin Rivkie Block are the proud parents and grandparents of nine children and their grandchildren.

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MRS. RIVKIE BLOCK
Gan Gani Preschool, Women's League

Morah Rivkie Block received her teachers certificate from the Beth Rivkah Teachers seminary of Brooklyn, NY. Mrs. Block has taught preschool education for more than twenty five years in a number of schools including Beth Rivkah Schools of Brooklyn, NY, JCC Preschool of San Antonio and the Gan Gani Preschool. Rabbi & Rebbitzin Block are the proud parents and grandparents of nine children and their grandchildren.

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RABBI YOSSI MARRUS 
Administrator, Associate Rabbi

Rabbi Yossi Marrus studied at the Rabbinical College of America and received a B.A. in Religious Studies. Rabbi Marrus continued his studies at the Yeshivat Chabad of Safed, Israel and at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY where he received his Semichah (Rabbinical Ordination). After continuing his studies in the Kollel Menachem of Brooklyn, he moved to San Antonio in May of 1998. Rabbi Yossi & Malkie Marrus are the proud parents of six children. 

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Bio Pics 57804.jpgMRS. MALKIE MARRUS
Preschool Teacher, Community Mikvah

Morah Malkie Marrus received her teachers certificate from the Beth Rivkah Teachers seminary of Brooklyn, NY. Morah Malkie has been involved in preschool and summer camp education for more than twenty years and is a beloved teacher at the Gan Gani Preschool. Rabbi Yossi & Malkie Marrus are the proud parents of six children. 

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RABBI LEVI TELDON 
Assistant Rabbi, Program Director

Rabbi Levi Teldon was born and raised in a loving Chabad family on Long Island. At 14 years old he was shipped off to study at Yeshivas on two continents and Detroit, and wisely chose to become a rabbi at the age of 23.

A true born-again Texan, he teaches and co-directs programming at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning in S. Antonio with his wife Rochel, and is the co-founder of Young & Jewish San Antonio. 

Rabbi Teldon is a published author, screenwriter, app developer, guitarist and stand-up comic—all in his own head. He and his wife are blessed with five precious children, and one beloved coffee maker.

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Bio Pics 57806.jpgMRS. ROCHEL TELDON 
Camp Gan Israel,  Sunshine Club, Youth Director

Born and raised in San Antonio, Rochel received her teachers certificate from the Beth Chana Teachers Seminary of Safed, Israel and taught a special-ed class while living in Brooklyn, NY in 2009. She also taught at both the Gan Gani Preschool and the Eleanor Kolitz Academy. Rabbi Levi & Rochel Teldon are the proud parents of four children. 

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Bio Pics 57808.jpgMRS. NANCY GOLD 
Membership, Accounts Payable, Billing, General Questions

Mrs. Nancy Gold joined the Chabad staff in July 2013. With many years of experience in Jewish organizations and warm personality, Nancy keeps everything running at Chabad. Her responsibilities include billing, synagogue related issues, office manager and administrative assistant for the Chabad rabbis. 

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Bio Pics 57807.jpgVERNA FRESCAS
Preschool Office Manager 

Mrs. Verna Frescas joined the Chabad staff in September 2018. Her responsibilities include billing, office manager and administrative assistant for the Gan Gani Preschool office. 

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