MMY Administration

Rabbi David Katz

Rabbi David Katz

Director
About Rabbi Katz

Yeshivat Toras Moshe, Yeshiva University. IDF Nachal Brigade.

Previously: Director, NCSY Israel Summer Programs and Nitzotz Student Volunteer Program; Faculty, Bnot Chayil College for Women; Faculty, Machon Gold; Administrator, Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim.

Rabbi Eliezer Lerner

Rabbi Eliezer Lerner

Rosh Bet Midrash
About Rabbi Lerner

BA, Yeshiva University; MS, Bernard Revel Graduate School; Smicha, RIETS.

Previously: Faculty, Yeshiva of Flatbush High School; Faculty, Yeshivat Sha’arei Mevaseret Zion; Faculty, Machon Gold; Faculty, Midreshet Rachel.

Mrs Sharon Isaacson

Mrs. Sharon Isaacson

Assistant Director
About Mrs. Isaacson

Michlalah; BA, Stern College; MS, Bernard Revel Graduate School, Doctoral Candidate, Bernard Revel Graduate School;

Previously: Faculty, Stern College; Faculty, Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway; Faculty, Gruss Midrashiya.

Mrs Sarah Dena Katz

Mrs. Sarah Dena Katz

Assistant Director
About Mrs. Katz

Michlalah; B.Ed. State University of New York; MA, Touro College; YANAR Institute trained Family & Marriage Counselor.

Previously: Faculty, Bnos Rochel Seminary; Faculty, Bnot Chayil College for Women.

Currently: Faculty, Midreshet Rachel.

Rabbi Dani Abell

Rabbi Dani Abell

Coordinator of Programming & Mashpia Shana Bet
About Rabbi Abell

Yeshivat Shaalvim; BA in Jewish Studies, Hebrew Theological College; MA, Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration; Smicha, Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg; Mechanchim Counseling Course at the Family Institute.

Previously; Mashpia, Yeshivat Shaalvim.

Mrs Mali Brofsky

Mrs. Mali Brofsky

Director of Shana Bet, In-House Social Worker
About Mrs. Brofsky

Midreshet Lindenbaum; BA, Stern College;  MA, Bernard Revel Graduate School; MSW, Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Clinical social worker, private practice.

Previously: Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum, Migdal Oz.

Rabbi Yedidya Berzon

Rabbi Yedidya Berzon

Rosh Mosdot Mevaseret
About Rabbi Berzon

Yeshivat Mekor Chaim; Yeshivat Har Etzion; Smicha, Rav Pinchas Hirschsprung. Faculty, Yeshivat Sha’arei Mevaseret Zion.

Previously: Faculty, Machon Gold, BMT. Sergeant, IDF Chaplancy Corps.

Hadracha Staff

Mrs. Tami Berman Kaye, Eim Bayit

Migdal Oz; BA in Psychology & Torah Sh’beal Peh, Bar Ilan University.

Previously: Office Manager, Bar Ilan Talmud Department; Research Assistant, Bar Ilan Psychology Clinic.

Mrs. Tali Harris, Rakezet

MMY; Sherut Leumi, Nefesh B'Nefesh. Currently: BA Candidate, Education & Communications, Bar Ilan University.

Mrs. Tamar Kaminetzky, Rakezet

Michlalah; B.A. Touro College for Women. Camp Morasha Chinuch Head, NCSY Michlelet Madricha.

Mrs. Rebecca Kornbluth, Rakezet

MMY; BA in Jewish Education, Stern College for Women; MS in General and Special Education, Hunter College;

Previously: SAR Academy, Yavneh Academy;

Currently: Ulpan

Mrs. Esther Mayer Deutsch, Rakezet

Neve Yerushalaim, Midreshet Rachel V'Chaya. BA (Hons) Jewish Studies, B.Ed, York University (Jewish Education Program). M.Ed, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Mrs. Eliana Silverman, Rakezet

BA in Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University.

Previously: Maayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, NCSY GIVE, Camp HASC.

Mrs. Hodaya Stark, Rakezet

Midreshet Moriah; BA Psychology, TTI.

Previously: Youth Director Ohel Ari Shul Raanana; Madricha at Midreshet Moriah; Bar Ilan University Torah Coordinator.

Sarah Epstein, Rakezet Chevratit

Darchei Binah; BA in Elementary Education, Stern College for Women.

Previously: Graduate Assistant, Stern College for Women; Assistant Education Director and Agunah Case Advocate, ORA Organization for the Resolution of Agunot).

Sarah Edery, Madricha

Midreshet Lindenbaum; BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University.

Previously: Madricha, Mayanot Israel; Save a Child's Heart Foundation Student Coordinator, NY Collegiate Committee; Campus Intern, ZOA; Fellow, Hasbara; School Outreach, Engineers Without Borders; English Writing Tutor, Rutgers University.

Rochel Gertsberg, Madricha

MMY;

Currently: Mechina, Machon Tal.

Raaya Kempfner, Madricha

Beis Chaya Rachel, Gateshead College, Teacher Training.

Currently: Biotechnology Strauss Campus.

Eliana Nachman, Madricha

 MMY; BA in Psychology and Business, Queens College.

Chedva Wielgus, Madricha

Michlalah; BA, Queens College.

Currently: Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Previously: NCSY/ NCSY Summer

Faculty

Ms. Chani Aryeh

MMY;

Currently: BA Tanach and English Education, Michlalah Jerusalem College.

Mrs. Miram Berman

MMY; BA in Tanach, Stern College; MA in Tanach, Bernard Revel Graduate School; MA, Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration.

Previously: Faculty at Westchester Day School. Shulamith High School for Girls of the Five Towns.

Currently: Head of Learning Track Program for counselors at Camp Morasha

Mrs. Adi Bitter

Michlalah and Midreshet Lindenbaum; BA, Columbia; Yeshiva University Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies; MA, Bernard Revel Graduate School.

Currently: Yoetzet Halacha, Nishmat; Faculty, Mayanot Women's Program.

Rabbi Dr. Yosef Bronstein

Yeshivat Har Etzion, BA, Yeshiva University; Smicha, RIETS; MA Talmud, Bernard Revel Graduate School; PhD Talmudic Studies, Bernard Revel Graduate School.

Previously: Jewish Philosophy Faculty, Stern College for Women; Jewish Philosophy Faculty, Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies.

Rabbi Rafi Eis

Yeshivat Har Etzion; BA, English Literature, YU; MS, Azrieli School of Education & Administration; Smicha, RIETS.

Previously: Director of Semicha Program at Yeshivat Har Etzion, R'am at Midreshet Lindenbaum.

Currently: Executive Director at The Herzl Institute.

Mrs. Hudi Elsant

MMY; BA, Stern College for Women; MA candidate, Azrieli Graduate School of Education.

Previously: Faculty, Ateret Seminary of Queens College; Project Identity for Adult Education; Faculty, Shaalvim for Women.

Rabbi Dr. Yoel Finkelman

Sha'alvim; IDF Armored Corp; BA, Yeshiva College; MA, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies; PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Previously, faculty Bar-Ilan University, Givat Washington College, Midreshet Lindenbaum.

Currently, curator of the Judaica collection at the National Library of Israel.

Mrs. Ariella Ganz

Migdal Oz; Tanach & Toshba Education, Herzog Institute; Refuah Institute; esther Elfassi Jewish Yoga Teacher Training; Wisdom-Body Yoga Therapy.

Currently: Yoga Instructor, Efrat Matnas & Melabev. 

Mrs. Yael Gelernter

Michlala; BA, Stern College; MS, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & Administration;

Previously: Faculty, Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls; Director, NCSY Summer Experience for Girls; Vice Principal, Ulpanat Orot High School for Girls.

Rabbi Dr. Judah Goldberg

Yeshivat Har Etzion; BA, Yeshiva College; Semicha, Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg; M.D. and M. Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania.  Emergency Physician, Shaare Zedek Medical Center (Jerusalem) and Memorial Hospital West (Pembroke Pines, FL). 

Previously: Faculty, Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women in Migdal Oz.

Ms. Lauren Kirschenbaum

Midreshet Lindenbaum; BA, Brandeis University; M.S.Ed, Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration; MSW, Fordham University School of Social Work.

Previously: Faculty, Yavneh Academy of Paramus, NJ; Social worker for Ohel in Brooklyn, NY.

Currently: Social worker for the social welfare office of the Jerusalem Municipality; Training in family therapy at the Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim.

Ms. Shira Lebovitz

B.Ed, Herzog College; Tour Guide at Miharot Hakotel.

Previously: Sherut Leumi: Livnot U'Lehibanot, Midreshet Nishmat, Madricha: Amudim.

Mrs. Chani Meyer

Migdal Oz; Tanach and Torah Sh'baal Peh Education, Herzog Teachers College; Yoetzet Halacha, Nishmat;

Previously: Faculty at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Madricha at Migdal Oz.

Mrs. Elana Moskowitz

B.Ed. Michlala.

Previously: Faculty, Darchei Bina; Faculty, Midreshet Tehilla; Faculty, Rinat Tzipporah.

Ms. Penny Rabin

Michlalah; BA, Biology, Stern College;

Currently: Biotechnology intern.

Previously: Camp HASC.

Rabbi Jeffrey Schrager

Yeshivat Hamivtar, Yeshiva University, Smicha, Vaad Harabanim Los Angeles.

Previously; Akiba Academy of Dallas. Currently; Founder L'dor Vador Jewish Educational Services.

Mrs. Eliana Schlesinger

MMY;

Currently: Nursing school student, Machon Tal.

Dr. Shana Strauch Schick

MMY; BA Stern College for Women; MA Bible, PhD Talmud, Bernard Revel Graduate School; Yeshiva University Graduate Program for Advance Talmudic Studies.

Previously: Shoelet u'Meishiva  Institute for Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum; post-doctoral fellow Bar Ilan University.

Currently: Research Associate, Schecter Institute.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Smicha Yerushalmit. Noted Author and Lecturer.

Mrs. Geula Twersky

BA. Yeshiva University; MS, Bernard Revel Graduate School; MA, Bar Ilan University.

Previously: Faculty, SAR Academy.

Currently: Faculty, Midreshet Amit; Yeshivat Neve Shmuel.

Rabbi Ytizchak Twersky

BA, Yeshiva University; Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin, RIETS; MS, Bernard Revel Graduate School. 

Previously: Chairman of Tanach Department and Rebbe, Frisch Yeshiva High School; Maggid Shiur, Columbia, Princeton, Yeshiva University; Faculty, Michlelet Orot; Rosh Tochnit Chul, Yeshivat Or Etzion; Faculty, Yeshivat Ashreinu.

Rabbi Michael Unterberg

Yeshivat HaKotel; BA ,YU, Smicha, REITS.

Previously: Faculty, Fuchs Mizrachi School; Write On For Israel Cleveland.

Currently: Faculty, JerusalemU. 

Mrs. Esther Wachstock

Michala, BA, Baruch College; MS, Azrieli Graduate School of Education.

Previously: Faculty, Frisch School, Yeshivat Ha'Atid, Yeshivat Ohr Temimim, SKA. 

Rabbi Shalom Weisberg

Yeshivat Hakotel; Meishiv at Yeshivat Hakotel; BA, Michlelet Lifshits; Rabbi at Orot Yehuda High School, Tiferet, Midreshet Amit; Certified Marriage Counselor.