Meet Chana Reifman Zweiter

Chana is Founding Director of The Rosh Pina Mainstreaming Network, the organization that created the Kaleidoscope approach, dedicated to promoting appreciation for diversity and respect between individuals of different cultures.

Before moving to Jerusalem in 1991, Chana founded and directed the Yachad program, integrating children and youth with special needs into the American Jewish community.

“As a teacher-learner, I have experienced how Kaleidoscope has changed school and community environments so that they promote respect between individuals of different cultures. By placing emphasis on developing social and emotional skills, on being a mensch, we have helped schools become more comfortable places to be.  With Kaleidoscope, children learn to be more caring and respectful of one another – of the children in their own classes as well as those they do not have regular contact with.“