Morah Hadassa Lefkowitz
2nd & 3rd Grade General Studies
Morah Hadassa Lefkowitz is the. 2nd and 3rd grade secular studies teacher. She has a B.A. in Economics, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and is ABD with her Ph.D in Early Childhood and Gifted Education, Additionally, she has her certifications in both Gifted and Talented Education, and Educational Leadership and Administration. She has worked in both the public and private sectors in the field of education. Her 20 year tenure in the Clark County School District was spent as a 2nd and 3rd grade general studies classroom teacher, and a Gifted and Talented Education Specialist. Hadassa’s hands on philosophy to learning and passion for gardening, has prompted her to bring the classroom outdoors, working with a local company, in establishing a successful school garden program, utilized by the entire school. Planting seeds of knowledge. takes on new meaning for her! In March, Hadassa celebrated 30 years of marriage to her incredible husband, Jay, who she met when they were both just 10 years old at Camp Massad Aleph. They have two amazing children: Alyson who married Scott Koblick and Shmuel. Hadassa was an MVP volleyball player in high school, enjoys playing tennis (Just ask Coach Miller), and is a Yankees, Rangers, and of course now, a VGK fan. She is a board member of Young Israel, Aish, Las Vegas, and is very involved in her community. In her limited free time, Hadassa enjoys learning Torah with her study partners, spending time with family and friends, working in her garden, and preparing for Shabbos and Yom Tov. A cup of coffee, glass of wine, or one of her husband’s amazing homebrewed beers, along with a crossword puzzle, jigsaw puzzle, or a good book, are ways Hadassa loves to relax in her backyard, with Mia, their adorable Havanese by her side.
Our mission is to create and maintain a superior educational environment that inspires in each student a love of G-d, a reverence for the Torah and its mitzvos and a lifelong commitment to the acquisition of knowledge.
Yeshiva Day School of Las Vegas promotes individual achievement, a desire, curiosity and thirst for all areas of knowledge, a positive self-image, a respect for individual differences and the development of Jewish moral and ethical behavior.