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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. Rivkah Block
Preschool Director
Women’s Programming

Rivkah has taught adults and children alike since the inception of Chabad of Plano. She is the Associate Director and Director of Women's Programming and The Plano Mikvah. She also co-directs the newly opened Frisco Gan. 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 and heads the Bat Mitzvah Club.  

kesselmans.jpgRabbi Mendy & Mushkie Kesselman
Chabad of Frisco

Rabbi Mendy and Mushkie Kesselman plan to make the move to Frisco, TX in August 2014.

In particular, there will be an emphasis placed on meeting the Jewish needs of the young families in the area through classes, holiday events and story hours.

They both look forward to embarking on this journey of sharing the timeless beauty and relevance of our heritage to Jews of all ages and in all stages of life.

Rabbi Kesselman email: | Mushkie email:
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.

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.

The Shul

Join us for regular services

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!