About Us

Mission

The Gan Frida, formely known as The Gan, is a project of The Chabad Russian Center of South Florida founded and directed by Rabbi Alexander and Chanie Kaller. Our school was established to meet the educational needs of our growing Jewish Russian Community.

Chabad Russian Center’s The Gan preschool, the first Russian Jewish early childhood program in the area, is committed to providing a superb educational experience to young children in the Jewish community in the South Florida area.

We work with our Gan families to facilitate the social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional, and spiritual development of their children. The Gan Frida strives to enable each child to thrive as an individual, and to be a contributing member of a caring community.

Russian language and culture is an integral part of our school, as we work to encourage the Jewish Russian Community with an opportunity for Jewish education for their children in a familiar setting.

Of course, not all of our school families are of Russian descent, and we are a proud diverse community with multiple languages and cultures infused in each classroom.

The Gan seeks to create a stimulating and enriching environment for each and every child. Our center is devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents.

In addition, we seek to spark in each child a curiosity about Judaism and share the special values of our Jewish heritage. Through the dedication of our teachers, we seek to commit each child to a lifetime passion for learning.

PROGRAM

Through developmentally appropriate practice, we work to implement the curriculum focused on the social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional development of each child.

Early Childhood

Extracurricular

Early Care

After Care

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STAFF

Our staff is made up of teachers, all of whom are chosen for their professionalism, as well as their caring and compassionate personalities. Our teachers delight in unlocking your child’s natural curiosity through providing the stimulation necessary for and experiential learning process.

Rabbi Kaller, Dean

Rabbi Alexander Kaller is the founder and leader of the Chabad Russian Center (the parent organization for this school) which was founded in 2002. Joined by his wife, they set out to fulfill their mission of building a community that was warm and welcoming, diverse and accepting where Jewish life thrived. He serves as the spiritual guide and offers his skill and expertise to The Gan Frida & Tamim Miami as a whole.

Chanie Kaller,

Head of School

In 2003, Chanie joined her husband in building the foundations of the Jewish Russian community of South Florida. In 2007, using her years of experience in the Early Childhood field, she founded The Gan, currently The Gan Frida, a progressive center where the children take the lead in the learning process. Chanie is passionate about creating a school culture of community, connection and conscious behaviors. She enjoys coaching and teaching with her staff and sharing her talents with other Jewish schools, contributing to the shift in bettering the field of Early Education. She is a mother of 5 beautiful children, proud graduates of The Gan!