Administration

List of 12 members.

  • Adam Shapiro 

    Head of School
    973-602-3690
    Emory University - BA
    Jewish Theological Seminary of America - MA
    Day School Leadership Training Institute (JTS) - Certificate
    Harvard Graduate School of Education - Certificate
  • Carrie Siegel ’92 

    Lower School Principal
    973-602-3633
    Brown University - BA
    Jewish Theological Seminary of America - MA
    Day School Leadership Training Institute (JTS) - Certificate
  • Karen Spector 

    Lower School Assistant Principal
    973-602-3711
    Brandeis University - BA
    NJ Board of Education - Teaching Certification
  • Christine Stodolski 

    Upper School Principal, Chair of Science Department - Upper School
    973-602-3620
    Swarthmore College - BA
    Columbia University, Klingenstein Center - MA
  • Julia Malaga 

    Chief Financial Officer
    973-602-3793
    American University - BA
    George Washington University - MHSA
  • Stephanie Bash-Soudry 

    Director of Development and Alumni Relations
    973-602-3612
    Brown University - BA
    Columbia University School of Social Work/ Jewish Theological Seminary - MSW/MA
  • Glenn Slavin 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
    973-602-3788
    University of Delaware - BA
    New York University - MA
  • Mara Suskauer 

    Director of Admissions - Lower School
    973-602-3757
    Kennesaw State University - BA
    New York University - MPA
  • Gail Shapiro 

    Director of Admissions and Community Outreach
    973-602-3626
    Brandeis University - BA, Magna Cum Laude
    Emory University School of Law - JD
    NJAIS Leadership Institute
  • Meirav Kallush 

    Director of Israel Programming
    9736023659
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem - BA, MA
    Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem (HUC-JIR) - Rabbinic Ordination
  • Jordan Herskowitz 

    Director of Student Life, Chair of Arts Department - Upper School
    973-602-3616
    The University of Tulsa - BA
  • Jamie Himmelstein 

    Director of Middle School, Chair of Language Arts Department - Upper School
    973-602-3669
    Johnson State College - BA

Staff

List of 24 members.

  • James Bratek 

    Digital Marketing Strategist
    973-602-3627
    Montclair State University - BA
    Bio
  • Jaclyn Cistaro 

    Development Associate
    973-602-3603
    Rutgers University - BA
  • Jay DeJesus 

    Day Maintenance Lead - Lower School
    State of New Jersey Boiler Operator
    New Jersey Department of Health Indoor Air Quality Designated Person
    Rutgers/Center for Government Services Environmental Stewardship, Code Compliance and Sustainability
    Integrated Pest Management Training
    Toolbox Tuesday Maintenance Continuing Education
  • Kevin Edwards 

    Evening Maintenance Lead
    State of New Jersey Boiler Operator
    Integrated Pest Management Training
    Toolbox Tuesday Maintenance Continuing Education
    OSHA Job Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessments
  • Grigory Fulman 

    Day Maintenance Lead - Upper School
    State of New Jersey Boiler Operator
    Toolbox Tuesday Maintenance Continuing Education
    Integrated Pest Management Training
  • Peggy Garner 

    Director of Business Operations
    973-602-3777
    Kean University - MS
    Montclair State University - BA
    Kean University - BS
  • Barbara Gelband 

    Office Manager, Student Services - Upper School
    973-602-3639
    Morristown High School - HS
  • Marshall Heath 

    Custodial/Maintenance Mechanic
    State of New Jersey Boiler Operator
    Toolbox Tuesday Maintenance Continuing Education
  • Della Henderson 

    Executive Assistant to Head of School
    973-602-3678
    Pace University - Certificate of Completion
    County College of Morris - N/A
    Pace University - Certificate of Completion
    Blackbaud University - Certificate
    SkillPath - Certificate of Attendance
  • Crystal Hopkins 

    Assistant to the Registrar - Upper School
    Asford University - B.A
  • Aubrey Keene 

    Admissions and Outreach Coordinator
    973-602-3636
    Bellarmine University - BA
    Seton Hall University - MA
  • Carolyn McLean 

    Receptionist - Lower School
    973-602-3702
    Central High School - HS Diploma
  • Michelle Moallem 

    Alumni Engagement Coordinator
    Rutgers - Completing MBA in May 2017
  • Christine Moench 

    Human Resources and Benefits Coordinator
    973-602-3776
    Central Career School - Diploma
  • Kevin Murray 

    Custodial/Maintenance Mechanic
    Rutgers University - Certified Public Works Manager, Licensed & Certified Recycling Professional
  • Patti Ricciardelli 

    Office Manager - Upper School
    973-602-3625
    Orange High School - HS
  • Elvis Romero 

    Custodial/Maintenance Mechanic
    State of New Jersey Boiler Operator
    Toolbox Tuesday Maintenance Continuing Education
  • Caryn Rosenberg 

    Special Events Coordinator - Upper School
    973-602-3634
    University of the Arts (Philadelphia) - BFA
  • Jason Silberfein 

    Upper School Registrar
    Fairleigh Dickinson University - MBA
    SUNY Purchase - BA
  • Tova Silberman 

    Office Manager - Lower School
    973-602-3778
    Newark State College (now Kean University) - BA
  • Erin Sternthal 

    Marketing and Communications Associate
    973-602-3798
    University of Michigan - BA
  • Rahel Worku 

    Accounts Payable Coordinator
    973-602-3790
    Rutgers University - BA
  • Yohannes Zemene 

    Custodial/Maintenance Mechanic
    Ethiopia Tekdem - HS
    State of New Jersey Boiler Operator
  • Michael  Zulla 

    Director of Facilities and Operations
    973-602-3714
    Drexel University - MS. Construction Management
    Rutgers University - Certificate- Educational Facilities Management
    NJ Department of Education - License- Certified Educational Facilities Manager
    Centenary University - BS. Business Management

Lower School Faculty

List of 54 members.

  • Jenny Ackerman 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Oranim College of Education, Israel - Bachelor degree - Special Education
    Achva Academic College, Israel - Master’s degree- School Management
    Ministry of Education in Israel - Additional diploma- E-learning
    Ben Gurion University, Israel - Additional Master’s degree
  • Tammy Anagnostis 

    Dean of Faculty - Lower School
    Hofstra University - BA
    Lesley University - Master of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Hope Aronoff 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Binghamton University - BA
    CUNY Queens College - MA
  • Cindi Barash 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Brooklyn College - BA
  • Anat Benoliel 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Bar Ilan University - BA
    Hadassah Hospital - RDH
    Adler Institute
  • Cory Berger 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - BS
    College of Saint Elizabeth - NJ Certificate of Eligibility With Advanced Standing
  • Andrea Berkowitz 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Columbia College, Columbia University - BA
    Touro College - Masters in Education
  • Tracy Bernstein 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Mercy College - Masters of Science in Education
    University of Georgia - ABJ
  • Valerie Bloch 

    Learning Specialist - Lower School
    Rider University - BA
    Marygrove College - MET
    Centenary College - Teacher Certification - Special Education
  • Stephanie Bonder 

    Lower School Faculty - General Studies
    State University of NY at Albany - BA
    Rutgers Graduate School of Education - M.Ed.
  • Jamie Breitman 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Cedar Crest College
    Rutgers University
  • Michelle Brittner 

    Lower School Faculty
    Monmouth University - BS
    Saint Elizabeth College - Pre-school certification
  • Rachel Brown 

    Library Media Specialist - Lower School
    Ithaca College - BS
    State University of New York at Buffalo - MLS
  • Ruth Cohen 

    Lower School Faculty, Music
    Montclair State University - B.A
  • Natasha Cooper-Benisty 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Vassar College - BA
    Gratz College - MA
  • Roberta Coopersmith 

    Nurse - Lower School
    973-602-3704
    New Jersey State University - BS
    Christ Hospital School of Nursing - Nursing Degree
  • Greg DePugh 

    Monmouth University - BS, M.Ed.
  • Sandi Fein 

    Learning Specialist - Lower School
    Ithaca College - BS
    Hunter College - MS
  • Debra Feldman 

    Lower School Faculty
    Rutgers University - BS
    New Jersey City University - MA
    William Patterson College - NJ Teacher's Certification
  • Beth Freiman Cannon 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    State University College at Buffalo - BA, Magna Cum Laude
  • Linda Friedman 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Kean College - BA
  • Rachel Friedman 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies and Mathematics
    Smith College - BA
  • Linda Glasofer 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Vassar College - BA
    New York University School of Education - MAT
  • Marcy Gorman 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    SUNY Cortland - BSE
  • Alexis Gruber 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Wurzweiler School of Social Work - MSW, Jewish Studies Certificate
    Indiana University - BA
  • Sigal Halfone-Ribak 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    The Open University - BA
    Levinksky College - Teacher Certification - Special Education
  • Gena Jarmel 

    Program Coordinator - Lower School
    973-602-3748
    Montclair State University - BFA
    Seton Hall University - MA
    Caldwell University - LDT-C Certification, Special Ed. Certification
  • Donna Karp 

    JFS Social Worker/Guidance - Lower School
    Simmons College - BA
    Simmons College - MSW
  • Zohar Katzav 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest - Certificate - Project Moreh
    Matan Institute - Certificate - Teaching Children with Special Needs
  • Diane Kleinman 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    University of Iowa - BA
  • Sharon Knoller 

    Lower School Faculty, Trope
    University of Rhode Island - BS
    Adelphi University - M.Ed.
    Gratz College - Certificate
  • Nina Kretzmer Seed 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Barnard College - BA
    The Jewish Theological Seminary - BA
    New York University - MA
    New York University - MA
  • Rebecca Kurson 

    Lower School Faculty, Science
    973-602-3600
    University of Chicago - BA
    New York University - MA
    Caldwell University - Teaching Certification
  • Ravit Landsberg 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Hebrew university of Jerusalem - BA
    Bet Beral-Education
    Master of arts in human behavior
  • Anat Lev Tov 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
  • Sari Manor-Cohen 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Hebrew University - BA
    Teachers' Seminary, Jerusalem Israel - Teaching Certification
  • Aliza Mayer 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Rutgers University - BA
    William Paterson University - M.Ed
  • Kelly McAllister 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Kennesaw State University - Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Jul McCormick-Anesh 

    Coordinator of Aftercare/Funtracks, Lower School Faculty
    973-232-8749
    Kean University - BA
  • Shari Mevorah 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Brooklyn College - BS, Summa Cum Laude
  • Michael Newman 

    Director of Educational Technology - Lower School
    973-602-3728
    Rutgers University - BS, M.Ed.
  • Carol Nydick 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Kean College - BA
    Montclair State - M.Ed.
  • Mairav Pascheles 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    University of Zurich - BA
  • Richard Perini 

    Instrumental Music Faculty - Lower and Upper School
    Trenton State College - BA
  • Juli Platt 

    Lower School Faculty
    Tufts University - B.A.
    Boston University - M.S.
  • Sarah Reinholtz 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Kean University - BA
  • Yael Safran 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance - BA
    The College of Saint Elizabeth - M.Ed.
  • Neta Shvartsman 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    Kaye College (Beer Sheva, Israel) - BA
    Tiraspol State University of Moldova - M.Ed.
  • Elissa Siegel 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    University of California Los Angeles - Bachelor of Arts
  • Eve Sorkin 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies and Mathematics
    Emory University - BA
    William Davidson School of Education, JTS - MA
    State of New Jersey Department of Education - Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing
  • Paula Spack ’84 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies and Mathematics
    Brandeis University - BA
  • Tsipi Taube 

    Lower School Faculty, Judaic Studies
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - B.Sc.
    Tel Aviv University - Sackler School of Medicine - M.Sc
  • Lora Wegner 

    Montclair State University - MAT/ P-3
    University of Delaware - BS
  • Jessica Wise 

    Lower School Faculty, General Studies
    Indiana University - BA
    Bank Street College - M.Ed.

Upper School Faculty

List of 60 members.

  • Susan Allie 

    Science Faculty - Upper School
    University of Guyana - BS
    Andrews University - MA Education
    University of the West Indies - Diploma in Education
  • Janette Antiles 

    Mathematics Faculty - Upper School
    Barnard College, Columbia University - BA
    Columbia Business School - MBA
    NJ Board of Education, Alternate Route Program - Certificate
  • Yemima Besner 

    Hebrew Faculty - Upper School
    University of Haifa - BA
    Touro University - MA
    University of Haifa - High School Teaching Diploma, Social Activities Coordination Diploma
  • Nina Bilmes 

    Chair of Mathematics Department - Upper School
    973-602-8607
    Touro College - BS
    Adelphi University - MS
  • Marla Bowen 

    Learning Specialist - Middle School
    University of San Francisco - M. Ed.
  • Vardit Caspi 

    Chair of Hebrew Language Department - Upper School
    973-602-8643
    Haifa University - BA
    Northeastern University - MA
    Hebrew College - Certificate
    Independent School Management - Certificate
  • Robert Cohen 

    Health/Physical Education/Driver's Education - Upper School
    Montclair State University - Teaching Certification
  • Lauren Faugno 

    Language Arts and Social Studies Faculty - Upper School
    The College of Saint Elizabeth - BA
  • Eric Fox 

    Mathematics Faculty - Upper School
    Washington University in St. Louis - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Christine Garrity 

    Foreign Language Faculty - Upper School
    The College of New Jersey - BA Spanish
  • Bradley Gerstle 

    Science Faculty - Upper School
    HUC-JIR, Rhea Hirsch School of Education - Doctor of Jewish Religious Education, honoris causa
    University of Southern California - MA
    Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion - MA
    University of Virginia - BA
    George Mason University - Teaching Certification
  • Adam Gindea 

    Judaics Faculty - Upper School
    Columbia University - BA
    Jewish Theological Seminary - BA
    Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim - Rabbinic Ordination
    Shalom Hartman Institute - Certificate - Jewish Education
  • Howard Glatt 

    Language Arts Faculty - High School
    Rutgers University - MA English Literature, PhD
  • Sonia Hassin 

    Foreign Language Faculty - Upper School
    Hebrew University - BA
  • Jonathan Hefetz 

    Language Arts Faculty - Upper School
    Binghamton University - BA
    Queens College - MS Ed.
  • Janet Herman 

    Director of Athletics, Chair of Health and Physical Education Department - Upper School
    973-602-3650
    Montclair State College - BA
    Montclair State College - graduate studies
  • Sharon Hersch 

    Learning Specialist - Upper School
    University of Maryland - BA
    New York University - MA
  • Tsipora Israel 

    Judaics and Hebrew Faculty - Upper School
    Beith Berl College, Institute of Teachers’ Education for Arts and General Technology - B.A.
    Kibbutzim College, Institute of Teachers’ Education, - B.A.
    University of Haifa - M.A.
    Hebrew College - NETA certification for teaching Hebrew
  • Rebecca Jacobs 

    Experiential Educator - Upper School
    Silberman School of Social Work - MSW
    Baruch College - BA
  • Lori Jaffe 

    Guidance Counselor - Upper School
    Temple University - MSW
    University of Georgia - BSW
    Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center - Certificate in Family Therapy
  • Arco Jeng 

    Science Faculty - Upper School
    University of Rochester - PhD
  • Shira Johnston 

    Judaics Faculty - Upper School
    Pomona College - BA
    Jewish Theological Seminary - MA
    Cornell University - Certificate
    Jewish Theological Seminary - Rabbinic Ordination
  • Lynn Kafalas 

    College of New Jersey - BA
    County College of Morris - AA
    Berkeley College - AA
    The Chub Institute - Diploma
  • Nicholas Kaminski 

    Arts Faculty and Choir Director - Upper School
    973-602-8623
    Rutgers University - BA
  • Denise Kanrich 

    Director of College Counseling
    973-602-3676
    Stony Brook University - BS
    University of Kansas - MS
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Ph.D.
  • Molly Karp 

    Judaics Faculty - Upper School
    SUNY Binghamton - B.A.
    Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion - M.A.
    Academy for Jewish Religion - Rabbinic Ordination
  • Ilena Kasdan 

    Nurse - Upper School
    University of Pennsylvania - BA in Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Herbert Kavon 

    Judaics Faculty - Upper School
    Queens College - B.A.
    Jewish Theological Seminary - M.A., Ordination.
    Jewish Theological Seminary - Honorary Doctorate of Divinity
  • Shira Kelmanovich 

    STEM Coordinator and Science Faculty - Upper School
    973-232-8657
    Union College - BS
    Union College - BS
    Stanford University - MS
    Stanford University - Ph.D.
  • Sari Keren 

    Hebrew Faculty - Upper School
    Tel Aviv Univrsity - BA
    Ben Gurion University - MA
    Ministry of Education - Teaching Certificate
    Ministry of Education - Certificate
    The State of New Jersey, Department of Education - Certificate of Eligibility
  • Dennis Kozar 

    Kean University - BA
    DeVry University - AS
  • Dov Laks 

    Mathematics Faculty - Upper School
    Technion - Israel Technology Institute - BS
  • Glenn Maida 

    Multimedia Faculty - Upper School
    University of New Haven - BS
  • Richard Mayer 

    Judaics Faculty - Upper School
    Binghamton University - BA
    Azrieli School of Jewish education - MS
    Yeshivat Pirchei Shoshanim - Rabbinical Degree
  • Liati Mayk-Hai 

    Judaics Faculty - Upper School
    Rutgers University - BA
    Jewish Theological Seminary - PhD
  • Wendy McMullen 

    Arts Faculty - Upper School
    Bucknell University - BA
    Sarah Lawrence College - MFA
  • Heather Mendoza 

    Chair of Social Studies Department - Upper School
    973-602-3658
    New Jersey City University - Master of Arts
    Rutgers University - Bachelor of Arts
  • Alejandro Meneses 

    Foreign Language Faculty - Upper School
    Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico - Degree
    Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos - Diploma
  • Lev Metz 

    Judaics Faculty - Upper School
    Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion - MA
    no - MA
  • Flora Musleah 

    Chair of Judaics Department - Upper School
    973-602-3657
    Columbia University - BA
    Jewish Theological Seminary of America - BA, Teaching Certification
    Jewish Theological Seminary of America - MA
    Jewish New Teacher Project/New Teacher Center - Mentor Certification
  • Naomi Newberger 

    Mathematics Faculty - Upper School
    Brooklyn College - BS
    Yeshiva University - MS
  • Anat Niv 

    Health and Physical Education Faculty - Upper School
    Wingate College (Israel) - B.Ed. - Physical Education
  • Frederick Ober 

    Social Studies Faculty - Upper School
    Boston University - BA
    Rutgers University, Camden School of Law - JD
  • Sara Osmer 

    Mathematics Faculty - Upper School
    973-602-8757
    DePaul University - BA
    Hunter College - MA
  • Jamie Perrello 

    Science Faculty - Upper School
    Dartmouth College - AB
    University of Pennsylvania - MA
  • April Peters 

    Foreign Language Faculty/Student Life - Upper School
    Middlebury College - Masters
    Lincoln University of PA - BA
    School for International Training
  • Einat Pinsker 

    Hebrew Faculty - Upper School
    The Rubin Academy for Music, Jerusalem, Israel - Bed. Mus
    New School University, New York, NY - MA
    Hebrew Union College - Cerificate
  • Sandy Pyonin 

    Health and Physical Education Faculty - Upper School
    Newark State College - BA
  • Elisa Schenker 

    Guidance Counselor - Upper School
    Roger Williams University - BA
    University of Maryland - MSW
  • David Shemesh 

    Hebrew Faculty - Upper School
    Jewish Theological Seminary of America - MA
    Leningrad State Conservatory - BA
  • Gabrielle Sonet 

    Science Faculty - Upper School
    Sarah Lawrence College - BS
    Columbia University - MA
  • Wilma Steinberg 

    Language Arts Faculty - Upper School
    Pennsylvania State University - BS
  • Michael Stern 

    Social Studies Faculty - Upper School
    University of Florida - B.A.
    University of Florida - M. Ed.
  • Lisa Tipiere 

    Language Arts Faculty - Upper School
    Queens College - BS
    Queens College - MA
  • Karen Ulric 

    Librarian - Upper School
    973-602-3653
    Columbia University - BA
    Pratt Institute - MSLIS
  • Iscah Waldman 

    Judaics Faculty - Upper School
    Columbia University - BA
    Jewish Theological Seminary - BA, MA, Rabbinic Ordination
  • Bethanie Watson 

    Arts Faculty - Upper School
    Troy University - BA
    Rutgers University - MFA
  • Leann Winn 

    Science Faculty - Upper School
    Coastal Carolina University - B.S.
    Florida Institute of Technology - M.S.
  • Rina Yuhaev 

    Hebrew Faculty - Upper School
    Oranim Academic College of Education-Israel - BA
    Hebrew college Boston - Certificate in Hebrew language teaching for Master Teachers
  • Deborah Zisa 

    Mathematics Faculty - Upper School
    SUNY at Stony Brook - BS