Are you frustrated with your children’s Jewish Education? Have you resigned to not providing your child with a Jewish Education, because you’re not impressed with the quality, it’s financially inaccessible, or maybe both!? My guest today says, there are thousands of parents around the world sharing these frustrations. And she, along with her husband, decided not to live in frustration. They decided to do something about it. What!? Launch their own school! You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess, I’m Yael Trusch, your Host, welcome to the show. Have I got a show for you today? I have Chaya Mushka Ben-Shabat, the Founder & CEO of Menachem Mendel Academy and what a powerhouse of a woman she is!
Chaya Mushka is a passionate leader who is utilizing her background as an entrepreneur, a business coach, and marketing expert, to revolutionize Jewish education. She says, her school Menachem Mendel Academy is not a school, but a “global movement.” But, this is not all. In an unexpected twist to this interview, Chaya Mushka shares how she discovered her Jewish roots and the transformative journey that she went through until she embraced her new life. Definitely a woman of action and of principles, Chaya Mushka shares with us, the current issues with the education system, the mission and value propositon of Menachem Mendel Academy, a day in the life of a student in her school, and more. We get to the real challenges of this massive project, from real-estate, funding, and building, not just a school, but teachers!
This is a riveting interview which I think will get you to think about your own Jewish values, and how you’ve embraced them, as well as where does Jewish education fall on your value scale, and why perhaps we should all be striving to put it on the priority list. If nothing else, it will get you to start moving forward on something, whatever that may be, cuz when you listen to go getters like Chaya Mushka Ben-Shabat, you realize you weren’t put in this world to rest on your laurels. Here’s Chaya Mushka Ben-Shabat.