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Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Meet Our Staff
rabbiblock.jpg Rabbi Menachem Block
Executive Director

Rabbi Block serves as executive director and Spiritual Leader of Chabad of Plano/Collin County. He arrived in Plano with his wife Rivkah in 1992 to establish the local branch of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Rabbi Block brings the lessons of the Torah to life in a meaningful and relevant way to all those who attend his services and classes. With his warmth and charisma, he has made Chabad of Plano the dynamic community it is today.

Mrs. Rivkie Block
Preschool Director
Women’s Programming

Rivkie has taught adults and children alike since the inception of Chabad of Plano. She is the Director of our recently opened and growing Gan Gani Preschool.  She is also the Director of Women’s Programming and The Plano Mikvah. Her personal touch has enlivened every event at Chabad.

Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz
Program and Youth Director

Rabbi Horowitz is Chabad's Program Director. With his joyful personality, he heads up all our youth and teen programs. He teaches many Adult Education classes and is the mentor to our Bar Mitzvah boys. 

EstherMrs. Esther Horowitz
Hebrew School Director

Esther is a talented and dedicated educator. She is the Chabad Hebrew School Director. 

tia.jpgTia Sukenik 
Camp Gan Israel Director 

Tia is our Camp Director. Creative, hands-on, and passionate about Camp Gan Israel, she brings years of experience of working with children to CGI. As a long-time camp parent, Tia is the ideal person to communicate with the parents and coordinate the many activies, trips and programs of CGI. She also co-directs the newly opened Frisco Gan. 

kesselmans.jpg Rabbi Mendy & Mushkie Kesselman
Chabad of Frisco 

Chabad of Frisco was opened in the summer of 2014, by Rabbi Mendy and Mushkie Kesselman.

Chabad of Frisco is a warm and welcoming home for everyone to discover, learn and celebrate our Jewish heritage, offering Jewish education and programming to adults and children in Frisco and McKinney. Visit to learn more.

Rabbi Kesselman email:
Mushkie email:
kesselmans.jpg Rabbi Eli & Sara Block
Chabad at Legacy West

Chabad at Legacy West is a branch of Chabad of Plano opened in August 2017 to serve to the young adults and business owners and executives that will be moving into this modern and trendy  rapid growing area.

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to learn more.
Gloria.jpgGloria Stayman
Executive Assistant

Gloria is the administrative assistant to Rabbi Block and the office manager. Gloria's sunny voice and warm smile are many people's first introduction to Chabad. With her knack for organization, Gloria keeps Chabad of Plano running smoothly at all times.



The Shul

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Hebrew School

Where children learn and love their Judaism!

Camp Gan Israel

Fun forever!


Living waters

Adult Education

To Learn is to Live!


Watch your child blossom!