She received a degree in education from the Chaya Mushkah Teacher's Seminary in Montreal, Canada. She continued her studies in lesson planning and special education at Touro College in Brooklyn, NY. After completing her teaching degree, Nechama spent four months doing community service in Charkov, Ukraine; to study with children and adults about their Jewish heritage and to head a day camp and one month overnight camp.
Before moving to Troy, NY she taught at the Beth Rivkah schools in Montreal and NY. She has also been a Hebrew (Sunday) school teacher at the Free Hebrew for Juniors in Montreal, Beth Israel of Schenectady, NY and with her husband, Rabbi Laber, reopened the Beth Tephilah Hebrew School in 1997.
Nechama is a teacher at the Maimonidies Hebrew Day School and since 1998 has taught all grades from nursery through High School. She founded the Capital Region Bat Mitzvah Club in 1998 and the Bat Mitzvah Camp in 1999. Nechama and her husband, Rabbi Avraham Laber, are the co-directors of Chabad of S. Rensselaer County and have lived in Troy since 1996 with their 8 beautiful children, Baruch Hashem.