About Our Middle School Faculty

Michal Ben-Guy
Hebrew Teacher
Jerusalem examination coordinator and instructor.
Education and Israeli studies
BA, University of Haifa

Gary Berger
Director of Guidance
BS, Arizona State University
MSW, Yeshiva University
MA, University of West Alabama

Melanie Bienstock
Mathematics Teacher
BA, Lafayette College
MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Christina Chase
Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher
BA, University of Scranton
M.Ed, American College of Education

Rabbi Yaacov Feit
Director of Judaic Studies and Judaic Studies Teacher
BA, Yeshiva University
MA, Azrieli Graduate School of Education
Rabbinic Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Debbie Finkelstein
Dean of Instruction
BA, New York University
MA, Kean University

Shirley Gantz
Director of Student Activities and Judaic Studies Teacher
BA, Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women
MA, Azrieli Graduate School of Education, Yeshiva University

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

Danielle Goldstein
Assistant Principal
BA, Stern College for Women
MA, Bernard Revel Graduate School

Rabbi Reuven Greenberg
Judaic Studies Teacher
BA, University of Manitoba
Rabbinic Ordination, Yeshiva Ohr Sameach

Sara Hoizner
Music Teacher
BA, Oranim, Tivon Israel

Robin Kaplan
School Nurse
MS in Nursing, Seton Hall University
BSN in Nursing, Syracuse University

Ariella Landy
Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher
AA, BA, Yeshiva University
MEd, Medaille College

Ariel Levenson
Principal
BA, University of Pennsylvania
MA, New York University

Linda Litland
Social Studies and  Math Teacher
BS, Barrington College

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

Azita Moradi
Hebrew Teacher
Michlala in Israel
Project Moreh

Avi Okin
Guidance

Howard Plotsker
Associate Principal
BA, Queens College
MA, Touro College

Michal Robinson
Physical Education Teacher
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
Jewish History Teacher

BA, Israel Department of Education
MA, Touro College
MA, New York University
Rabbinic Ordination, Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Dana Sannik
Science Teacher
BA, University of Connecticut
MA, Buffalo State University

Rabbi Dovid Selengut
Dean of Students, Bar Mitzvah Coordinator and Judaic Studies Teacher
BA, Yeshivat Mir
MA, Adelphi University
MSW, Touro College
Rabbinic Ordination, Beth Medrash Gavoah

Miriam Shamsian
Hebrew Department Chairman, Hebrew Teacher and NETA Coordinator
Certificate, The National Board of License, from JEA
NETA Certificate, Hebrew College in Boston
Certificate, Hebrew Language Teaching for Master Teachers: Morphology and Syntax of the Hebrew Language, Theory, and Practice

Stacy Shanskhalil
4th Grade General Studies Teacher
BA, Tufts University
MA, New York University

Batya Sharbat
Judaic Studies
BA, Stern College for Women, YU

Rabbi Yosef Sharbat
Judaic Studies
BA, Yeshiva University
MA, Azrieli Graduate School of Education
Rabbinic Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Talmudic Seminary

Audrey Silverberg
Art Teacher
BA, Scripps College
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

Rabbi Dovid Sukenik
Judaic Studies Teacher, Torah Bowl, Mishmar and Resource Service Coordinator
BS, Sy Syms School of Business Yeshiva University
MA, Touro Graduate School of Education
MA, Azrieli Graduate School of Education
Rabbinic Ordination, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Srividhya Sundaram
Science Teacher
BS, Regional Institute of Education
MS, Montclair State University

Lisa Swanson
Mathematics Teacher and Yearbook Advisor
BS, Penn State
MAT, Monmouth University

Shawn Tarzik
Middle School Admissions
BA, Yeshiva University

Gershom Tave
Educational Technologist
BA, University of Florida

Aviva Wasserman
Middle School Guidance Counselor
BA, George Washington University
Master's Degree in Social Work, Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Tal Wolf
Hebrew Teacher
BS, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
MS, College of Saint Elizabeth

Staci Zeif
Language Arts Teacher
BA, Brandeis University
MA, Lehman College

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