About Our Lower School Faculty

Danielle Besterman
Assistant
BA, Touro College
BS, Landers College for Women

Ariella Bloom
Early Childhood
BA, Yeshiva University
MA, Bank Street College

Susan Braverman
1st & 2nd Grade, General Studies
BA, Queens College

Emily Bulbulia
4th Grade, General Studies
BS, University of Deleware

Sorah Buchsbaum
3rd Grade, General & Judaic Studies 
BAStern College for Women

Sharon Cohn
Pre-K
BA, Brooklyn College

Michelle Degen
4th Grade, General Studies
BA, Yeshiva University Machon Gold
MA, Adelphi University

Ruth DiGiovanni
Director of Early Education
BA, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
MA, Bank Street College of Education

Hadasa Dubinsky
3rd Grade, Judaic Studies

Rebecca Feldman
1st Grade, Judaic Studies
BA, Stern College for Women
MS, Bernard Revel Graduate School
Certificate, Michlelet Jerusalem

Fran Friedman
Pre-K, General Studies
BA, Richmond College (CUNY)

Rachel Ginsberg
2nd Grade, General Studies
BA, New York University
MA, Queens College

Revi Glasser
Director of Student Services
BA, SUNY Albany
MA,  Fairleigh Dickinson University

Craig Goldman
Athletic Director
AS, BCC
BSE, SUNY Cortland
MS, Russell Sage College

Gail Gruber
3rd Grade, Judaic Studies 
BA, Stern College for Women

Leah Hammerman
1st Grade, Judaic Studies
4th Grade, General Studies
BA,
Monmouth University
NJ Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing for Elementary Education

Nechama Hendel
4th Grade, Judaic Studies

Sara Hoizner
Music
BA, Oranim, Tivon Israel

Bonnie Hollis
1st Grade, General Studies
BS, University of Bridgeport
Certificate, Slingerland Method

Lisa Japko
3rd Grade, General Studies
BA, Baruch College

Shari Kalter
Pre-K, Judaic Studies
BA, Ramapo College
MA, Gratz College

Charlotte Keleshian
Kindergarten, General Studies
BA, Rowan University
MA, Ball State University

Pepi Kolb
Production Coordinator
Certificate, Project Moreh

Rena Lazar
School Psychologist
BA, Touro College
MS, Touro College

Devorah Levinson
2nd & 3rd Grade, Judaic Studies
BA, Stern College for Women
MS, Azrieli Graduate School

Rebecca Levy
Learning Center
MS, Azrieli School of Education

Yaffa Liebman
1st Grade, Judaic Studies
BA, Queens College
Certificate, Project Moreh

Linda Litland
Learning Center
BS, Barrington College

Channie Lundner
2nd Grade, General Studies
BA, Stern College for Women

Allison Lyons
Director of Admissions and Community Relations
BA, Columbia University
MA, Jewish Theological Seminary
MA, Columbia University
 

Debra Mamet
Nursery 3
BS, Cook College of Rutgers University

Rach Margolies
Art
BA, Brandeis University
M.S. in Art & Design Education, Pratt Institute

Jennifer Neuhof
3rd Grade, General Studies
MA, Montclair State University

Lori Nusbaum
2nd Grade, General Studies
BA, Rutgers College

Kelly Oppenheim
Kindergarten, General Studies
BA, William Paterson University

Tova Pekarsky
2nd & 4th Grade, General & Judaic Studies
BS, Lander College for Women, Touro College

Julie Plotsker
BA, MA, Queens College, CUNY

Michal Robinson
Physical Education
BA, Ohallo Institute for Education and Sport
MS, Univeristy of Leicester

Abbey Roth
School Librarian
BA, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, Stern NYU
MA, Rutgers University

Eliezer Rubin
Head of School - Klatt Family Rosh Hayeshiva
BA, Israel Department of Education
MA, Touro College
MA, New York University
Doctor of Divinity, Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Michelle Landsberg
Nursery 3

Stacy Sertner
Early Childhood

Debra Silverman
1st Grade, Judaics
AA, Kingsborough Community College

Linda Sipzner
1st Grade, Judaic Studies 
BA, Queens College
BHL, Bachelor of Hebrew Literature, Gold College for Women

Aron Srolovitz
Assistant Principal
BA, Yeshiva University
MS, Azrieli Graduate School

Shira Stein
1st Grade, General Studies
BA, University of Wisconsin
MA, Teachers College Columbia University

Shawn Tarzik
Lower School Admissions
BA, Yeshiva University

Gershom Tave
Educational Technologist
BA, University of Florida

Binyamina Zahavi
Kindergarten, Judaic Studies

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Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
110 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
Phone 862.437.8000
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