Monday, August 10, 2009

Rabbi Stein Joins the High Schools

Our High School students are in for a treat with the addition of Rabbi Noam Stein to our faculty for this year. Rabbi Stein comes to us after having served as a limude kodesh teacher, the school's Community Service Director, the Director of the Advisory Program and the 10th Grade Coordinator at SAR High School in Riverdale, NY. Prior to SAR, Rabbi Stein served as a teacher and as the Dean of Student Life at the Ma'ayanot High School for Girls in Teaneck, NJ. Rabbi Stein, who will be teaching Talmud in our Boys High School as well as Halachah and Jewish Philosophy, earned his BA in English Literature from Yeshiva University after spending two years learning in Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel. He then went on to receive his semicha from YU and, most recently, he completed the Educational Leadership Program through the Lookstein Center in Bar Ilan University.

In addition to his teaching, Rabbi Stein will continue his passion for cultivating student leadership and enabling meaningful student service opportunities in our high schools. Amongst many other responsibilities he will be creating a Community Service Program in our Boys High School, coordinating and enhancing the Community Service Program in our Girls High School, working together with Rabbi Gersten to create new student programs and leadership opportunities, and working to enhance the extra-curricular learning opportunities for our high schools.

Rabbi Stein's reputation as an accomplished talmid chacham, a progressive pedagogue, and teacher beloved by his students, should help our high schools reach even greater heights this coming year.

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