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Faculty

School Faculty Profiles

PRE SCHOOL

Nursery

ESTA HOROWITZ

Esta Horowitz earned a BA from Brooklyn College. After raising a family, she began her teaching career. She taught at Yeshiva Derech haTorah for the past 27 years. She started teaching in the Shulamith School for Girls of Brooklyn Nursery in 2015.

JUDITH SIEGEL

Judith Siegel graduated from Brandeis University, Magna Cum Laude. She worked in various positions, including the Melton Research Center in Jewish Education and the Boro Park Y. She is the parent of three Shulamith graduates whose educations spanned the years 1985-2000. Additionally, she has an extensive summer camp background working with pre-schoolers. She began working at Shulamith as a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher 1986.

Kindergarten

MALKY SCHLIEFFER

Malky Schlieffer graduated Brooklyn College with a B.A. in psychology. She worked at JASA and at Beth Israel Medical Center prior to raising her family. In 2009, Malky began working at Shulamith School for Girls of Brooklyn as a substitute teacher, and in 2012 she became an assistant teacher in the Nursery. She has been a parent of Shulamith since 2003 with 2 daughters who have graduated Shulamith High School and currently has 2 other daughters in the middle school.

CHASHIE GROSSMAN

Chashie Grossman was born in Memphis, TN, attending Margolin Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva of the South. She attended the Rivka Breuer Teachers Seminary in NYC, graduating with honors and a Torah UMesorah Teaching License. “I helped start and establish numerous preschools, spending most of my (fulfilling) career in Prospect Park Yeshiva. I happily joined the Shulamith family in 2015.

“I enjoy being able to enhance the lives of the precious girls in my class. Opening their eyes, minds, and hearts to the beauty of our world and giving them strong basic skills and a love of life-long learning!”

PRE-1A

AHUVA TABIB

Ahuva Tabib is a graduate of the Beis Yaakov Teachers’ Seminary in Tel Aviv and worked at various government jobs in Israel. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1988, she started substituting in the Pre-School at Shulamith.She has been a Pre-1A assistant teacher since 1998. She the parent of 3 daughters who are alumnus of Shulamith since 1991. Her granddaughter is currently a student at Shulamith School for Girls of Brooklyn since 2013 in the elementary school.

NADIA GAUPTMAN

Nadia Gauptman has worked with children of preschool age for over twenty years. She attended Beit Yaakov in Netanya, Israel, where she started her career. In the U.S., she worked at Yeshiva Derech Hatorah, and Zvi Dov Roth Academy prior to coming to Shulamith in 2015.Bilingual in Hebrew and English, she is calm and patient, able to identify and communicate behavioral and educational issues, and encourages children to interact with each other and learn new things.

First Grade

HINDY KRAVETZ

Hindy Kravetz has been working at Shulamith since 1999. She is a full day first grade assistant. She works in the General Studies department in the morning and Limudei Kodesh in the afternoon. She grew up in Boro Park where she attended Bais Yakov schools. After graduation from high school she worked for 5 years for the U.S. Civil Service Commission while attending Brooklyn College in the evening. When her children started attending school she worked at a preschool called Be’er Mordechai as an assistant then as a Kindergarten teacher. In her spare time she enjoy reading, doing chesed, and spending time with her grandchildren.

DOREEN HACKER

Doreen Hacker is a talented educator who has been teaching math since 1990. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Brooklyn College with a Masters in Math Education. Doreen joined the Shulamith Girls School in 2015, and she teaches in the 1st, 7th and 10th grades. Doreen has also been appointed to head the entire Elementary School math department, where her responsibilities include assisting her fellow educators in devising constructive and engaging curriculum as well as periodically sitting in on classes in order to monitor the progress of all students.

BETTY SHUSTERMAN

Betty Shusterman is currently Principal of General Studies for Grades 1-8. Previously, she was the Assistant Principal for grades 1-5 at Shulamith since 2013. She attended Brooklyn College where she earned her B.A. and M.S. in Language Arts and Early Childhood. She is licensed by N.Y. State for grades N -6. She began her career at Akiva Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, and continued in various teaching and administrative positions for many years at HAFTR and HALB. She has created and implemented many innovative programs in language, literacy and technology, is a master teacher herself, and mentors many faculty members. Mrs. Shusterman has also been the first grade General Studies teacher since 2013.

MORAH NURIT CARRY

Morah Nurit Carry teaches 1st and 2nd grade. She was born and raised in Eretz Yisrael. At the age of 18 she joined the Israel Defense Force and served in the Israeli Air Force as a member of two-person team that developed enhancements for F-15 fighter/bomber canopies and wings and blueprints changes. She won the IDF-Air Force competition to reconfigure the interior of IAF AWACS planes. Morah Nurit attended Hagalil Hamaaravi College, Acre, and received a Diploma in Architectural Engineering. After emigrating to the U.S. she attended Baruch College where she received her Computer/Mainframe Programming Certificate. She taught computers in Beis Chaya Mushka in Crown Heights grades 1st -12th for 5 years, she moved to Texas and taught Pre-1A in Torah Day School in Huston for one year. Morah Nurit has a B.A. in psychology and education from Touro College and is currently completing her Masters in special education. She joined Shulamit after teaching 1st and 3rd grade for the past two years in Barkai Yeshiva. As a certified computer programmer, she uses the SMART board to enhance her lessons. Morah Nurit teaches the Tal Am curriculum in first grade and the ITal Am program in second grade. The ITal Am is an Internet-based program based on the Tal AM curriculum. The ITal Am program uses a “blended learning” model, which draws on the Tal Am Hebrew literacy and Jewish Heritage program.

Second Grade

LEVANA ESQUENAZI

Levana Esquenazi is originally from Monsey and is currently living in Brooklyn. She is finishing her BA in liberal arts through Charter Oak State College and is looking forward to a great year at Shulamith.

MORAH NURIT CARRY

Morah Nurit Carry teaches 1st and 2nd grade. She was born and raised in Eretz Yisrael. At the age of 18 she joined the Israel Defense Force and served in the Israeli Air Force as a member of two-person team that developed enhancements for F-15 fighter/bomber canopies and wings and blueprints changes. She won the IDF-Air Force competition to reconfigure the interior of IAF AWACS planes. Morah Nurit attended Hagalil Hamaaravi College, Acre, and received a Diploma in Architectural Engineering. After emigrating to the U.S. she attended Baruch College where she received her Computer/Mainframe Programming Certificate. She taught computers in Beis Chaya Mushka in Crown Heights grades 1st -12th for 5 years, she moved to Texas and taught Pre-1A in Torah Day School in Huston for one year. Morah Nurit has a B.A. in psychology and education from Touro College and is currently completing her Masters in special education. She joined Shulamit after teaching 1st and 3rd grade for the past two years in Barkai Yeshiva. As a certified computer programmer, she uses the SMART board to enhance her lessons. Morah Nurit teaches the Tal Am curriculum in first grade and the ITal Am program in second grade. The ITal Am is an Internet-based program based on the Tal AM curriculum. The ITal Am program uses a “blended learning” model, which draws on the Tal Am Hebrew literacy and Jewish Heritage program.

AMY BASCH GOLSHAN

Amy Basch Golshan otherwise fondly known to all as “Morah Amy” is a true Bat Shulamith Alumnai. From the tender age of 4 years until 12th grade, Shulamith School was her  second home. Stern College was her next rung on the ladder, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology and Education. Amy went on to receive her Masters Degree in Special Education, graduating again with Honors from Touro College. She was thrilled to return to Shulamith as part of the faculty, where she continues to teach as the 2nd grade general studies teacher. Due to her creative and innovative teaching style, Amy continues to win the hearts of all of the students lucky enough to have her as a teacher and mentor. She is known for her incredible science experiments that keep her students mesmerized and wanting more.

Third Grade

NAVA ADLER

Nava Adler teaches limudei kodesh department to the 3rd grade. She was born in Eretz Yisrael in Rishon le Zion and came to the U.S. at the age of 7. She attended Bais Yaakov elementary school in Boro Park., and high school at Esther Schonfeld which today is known as BYA. Mrs. Adler attended Beth Jacob Hebrew Teachers College, YU’s Teachers Institute and Hunter College. She taught Jewish law at Gamla College and English as a Second Language to FSU seniors. Mrs. Adler taught at Bais Yaakov of Queens before coming to Shulamith in 1986. When she is not teaching she loves to attend shiurim, do needlepoint and hug her grandkids.

ROCHEL SANDHAUS

Rochel Sandhaus has been part of the Shulamith staff since 2012, working as the assistant to Rabbi Klammer. In addition, she taught Social Studies to the fifth grade in 2015-2016. Rochel currently teaches General Studies in the 3rd Grade. She has a BA in Behavioral Science with a concentration in Education, and is pursuing an MA in Special Education.

SIMA BROOME

Sima Broome is originally from Crown Heights, and now resides in Coney Island. She graduated from Beth Jacob Teacher Seminary. She has been a preschool teacher in Be’er Mordechai for 20 years, and for 13 years in Toras Emes. She was the art director in Camp Shemesh, as well as a counselor for 5 years. She enjoys working with children, and is excited to be joining the Shulamith staff as the 3rd Grade assistant teacher.

Fourth Grade

AYELET LEHMANN

Ayelet Lehmann returned to her alma mater in 2012 as a second grade assistant teacher, and Tefillah teacher in the High School. She is currently teaching sixth grade Navi and Jewish History, as well as the fourth grade English Studies. Ayelet attended Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim Seminary in Israel and Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College where she received a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts.

MORAH ILANA COHEN

Morah Ilana Cohen was born in Israel and graduated from Seminar BJJ in Yerushalayim. She got her teaching diploma from Israeli Board of Ed and is qualified to teach all grades in Elementary and High School. She is the LimudeiKodesh teacher in fourth grade. Morah Ilana teaches her lessons Ivritb’Ivrit, in order for her students to come out with a stronger command of the Hebrew language. She previously taught in Crown Heights Yeshiva for 4th and 6th Grade, and ran extracurricular activites such Torah Fair, and the Israeli Day Parade. She came to Shulamith in 2015 and enjoys teaching her 4th graders.

SHIFRA EHRENKRANZ

Shifra Ehrenkranz, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, spent two years studying in Israel in Meohr. She graduated from Charter Oak State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education from Bellevue University. Shifra joined the Shulamith staff in 2016 as the 4th Grade Assistant Teacher and is enjoying being part of the Shulamith faculty.

Fifth Grade

TIRZA FINE

Mrs. Tirza Fine teaches Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies. Mrs. Fine was born and raised in Israel and brings her strong passion for the Hebrew language and Hashkafa foundations to the classroom. Mrs. Fine is a graduate of the prominent seminars of Rabbi Sharansky in Tel Aviv, and Manchester seminary for teachers in the UK. She has taught Chumash in the Religious Elementary schools system in Israel (MAMAD). Mrs. Fine joined Shulamith Elementary and High School in 2008. As a certified TEQ SMART instructor, she uses the SMART board to enhance her lessons. Mrs. Fine also teaches the TAL AM curriculum. Since 2010, she continues to be involved in leadership with her husband at Congregation of Beit Hillel of Flatlands in Georgetown, Brooklyn.

MICHELLE MOND

Mrs. Michelle Mond has been a member of Shulamith family for more than 30 years, both as a parent and faculty member. She has a B.A. in history and attended Teacher’s Institute. Mrs. Mond is currently teaching grade five, grade seven ELA and American History, grade eight American History, grade eleven American history and grade twelve Holocaust studies.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sixth Grade

MORAH TZADIKA MIZLAVI

Morah Tzadika Mizlavi has been a member of the Shulamith School faculty since 2006. Originally from Israel, she was an assistant principal for eight years, taught grade five and six Limudai Kodesh, Hebrew Language Arts, history and geography, as well as being the Hebrew language arts curriculum coordinator. She is a graduate of Bait V’Gan College where she received a Bachelors Degree in Tanach. Currently in Shulamith, she is the grade six Limudai Kodesh teacher, the Hebrew resource room teacher, in charge of the Hebrew enrichment group and Chumash curriculum coordinator for grades one through six.

AYELET LEHMANN

Ayelet Lehmann returned to her alma mater in 2012 as a second grade assistant teacher, and Tefillah teacher in the High School. She is currently teaching sixth grade Navi, ninth and tenth grade Jewish History as well as eleventh grade Pirkei Avot. Ayelet attended Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim Seminary in Israel and Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College where she received a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts.

CHAVIE POMERANTZ

Mrs. Chavie Pomerantz has been a member of the Shulamith Family for many years. A talented member of the International Baccalaureate Program, she began her Shulamith career as the high school Spanish teacher. After a brief leave of absence, she returned to teach grade six ELA and history. Currently, she not only teaches grade six,but is also teaching eighth grade ELA and history as well.  In addition, Chavie is the coordinator of the Shmirat HaLoshon program, spearheaded by the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation, which has been implemented in grades one through eight. She is also the current Hidden Sparks coach for Shulamith. She graduated University of Colorado with a B.A. in French.

MIRIAM KATZ

Mrs. Miriam Katz has been a member of the Shulamith family for over three decades. She is a parent of three daughters who have graduated, and is also a faculty member. Mrs. Katz attended Brooklyn College where she received a BA in Hebrew Language and an MS in Math Education. Throughout her years in Shulamith, Mrs. Katz has taught grades two, three and six. She is currently the sixth grade math teacher as well as the math resource teacher for grades five and six.

SARAH LEVY

Sarah Levy is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Stern College in 2015 with a BA in Biology.  She teaches science to the middle school. She has many years of experience tutoring all grades in science. Sarah is very excited to teach and share her love of science to the middle school girls.

GITTY FLEISHER

Mrs. Gitty Fleisher has been a part of Shulamith School since 1981 where she began as a sixth grade math and science teacher after receiving her B.A. and M.S. in Education from Brooklyn College. She was instrumental in opening the resource room in 1988, and became principal of the Middle School in 2007 upon receiving certification from C.W. Post – L.I.U. in school administration. Currently, in addition to being in charge of the day to day running of the middle school, and teaching math in grades six and eight, she is Director of Students Services, making sure that all students receive whatever services they need or are entitled to, thereby ensuring their success in school.

Seventh Grade

YAFFA ALTHKEFATI

Yaffa Althkefati graduated Shulamith High School and attended Shaare Binah seminary. Yaffa started teaching at Shulamith in 2014. She received a B.A. in education and is currently in Sara Schneirer pursuing a Masters Degree is education and Special Ed. Currently she teaches grades 6-8 Jewish history and is supervising the grade eight Inter-Generational project.

ELISHEVA YAVNEH

Elisheva Yavneh was the valedictorian at Bais Yakov Seminary, Jerusalem. She is certified as a teacher by the Israel Education Ministry and by Bait Hamoreh, Jerusalem for teaching Judaic Studies in High School. She also studied psychology at Tel Aviv University earning certification as a co-cordinator for socially disadvantaged students in school. Her career as a teacher began at Bais Yakov High School, Be’er Sheva where she taught Tanach and prepared students for the Bagrut examinations in Hebrew Grammar. She was an Assistant Principal and later a Principal at a Bais Yakov school in Jerusalem where she also coordinated programs for disadvantaged youth. Here in the U.S. she taught at Sara Schenirier High School, Brooklyn, and has taught at Shulamith since 1985.

DOREEN HACKER

Doreen Hacker is a talented educator who has been teaching math since 1990. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Brooklyn College with a Masters in Math Education. Doreen joined the Shulamith Girls School in 2015, and she teaches in the 1st, 7th and 10th grades. Doreen has also been appointed to head the entire Elementary School math department, where her responsibilities include assisting her fellow educators in devising constructive and engaging curriculum as well as periodically sitting in on classes in order to monitor the progress of all students.

YONA LOBEL

Yona Lobel is originally from Israel, and graduated from the Seminar Beit Yaakav in Yerushalayim. She got her master’s degree in education in Seminar Efrat in Yerushalayim and has been teaching for over 40 years. She has taught in Kiryat Arbeh in Chevron in Chorav Yerushalayim. Mrs. Lobel taught in Shulamith when she first came to the United States as a Mechanachet for 1st, 6th, and 7th Grade. She then went on to teach in Magen David Yeshiva as a Mechanachet for 3rd, 6th, and 8th Grade while also teaching Navi in the high school division of Magen David. Through her many years of teaching, she has taken a variety of teaching courses such as incorporating technology into her classes, and various psychology courses provided by Yeshiva University and the Board of Jewish Education. She is very excited to be back as a part of the Shulamith family teaching Chumash and Halacha in 7th Grade.

MICHELLE MOND

Mrs. Michelle Mond has been a member of Shulamith family for more than 30 years, both as a parent and faculty member. She has a B.A. in history and attended Teacher’s Institute. Mrs. Mond is currently teaching grade five, grade seven ELA and American History, grade eight American History, grade eleven American history and grade twelve Holocaust studies.

SARAH LEVY

Sarah Levy is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Stern College in 2015 with a BA in Biology.  She teaches science to the middle school. She has many years of experience tutoring all grades in science. Sarah is very excited to teach and share her love of science to the middle school girls.

Eighth Grade

RABBI DANIEL EISENBERG

Rabbi Daniel Eisenberg received his BA from Lander College for Men and his Rabbinic ordination (Smicha) from Landers Beit Medrash L’Talmud. He is currently completing his Masters in Judaic Studies with a focus on Jewish Education at Touro Graduate School for Judaic Studies. Before teaching in Shulamith, Rabbi Eisenberg was the Senior Manager of Special Projects at Ohel Bais Ezra, travelled nationally to assist in running programming for Yachad (NJCD) volunteered as a certified Sibshops facilitator for the siblings of individual with special needs, and was greatly involved in both the New York and New England regions of NCSY.

ELISHEVA YAVNEH

Elisheva Yavneh was the valedictorian at Bais Yakov Seminary, Jerusalem. She is certified as a teacher by the Israel Education Ministry and by Bait Hamoreh, Jerusalem for teaching Judaic Studies in High School. She also studied psychology at Tel Aviv University earning certification as a co-cordinator for socially disadvantaged students in school. Her career as a teacher began at Bais Yakov High School, Be’er Sheva where she taught Tanach and prepared students for the Bagrut examinations in Hebrew Grammar. She was an Assistant Principal and later a Principal at a Bais Yakov school in Jerusalem where she also coordinated programs for disadvantaged youth. Here in the U.S. she taught at Sara Schenirier High School, Brooklyn, and has taught at Shulamith since 1985.

YAFFA ALTHKEFATI

Yaffa Althkefati graduated Shulamith High School and attended Shaare Binah seminary. Yaffa started teaching at Shulamith in 2014. She received a B.A. in education and is currently in Sara Schneirer pursuing a Masters Degree is education and Special Ed. Currently she teaches grades 6-8 Jewish history and is supervising the grade eight Inter-Generational project.

SARAH LEVY

Sarah Levy is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Stern College in 2015 with a BA in Biology.  She teaches science to the middle school. She has many years of experience tutoring all grades in science. Sarah is very excited to teach and share her love of science to the middle school girls.

GITTY FLEISHER

Mrs. Gitty Fleisher has been a part of Shulamith School since 1981 where she began as a sixth grade math and science teacher after receiving her B.A. and M.S. in Education from Brooklyn College. She was instrumental in opening the resource room in 1988, and became principal of the Middle School in 2007 upon receiving certification from C.W. Post – L.I.U. in school administration. Currently, in addition to being in charge of the day to day running of the middle school, and teaching math in grades six and eight, she is Director of Students Services, making sure that all students receive whatever services they need or are entitled to, thereby ensuring their success in school.

CHAVIE POMERANTZ

Mrs. Chavie Pomerantz has been a member of the Shulamith Family for many years. A talented member of the International Baccalaureate Program, she began her Shulamith career as the high school Spanish teacher. After a brief leave of absence, she returned to teach grade six ELA and history. Currently, she not only teaches grade six,but is also teaching eighth grade ELA and history as well.  In addition, Chavie is the coordinator of the Shmirat HaLoshon program, spearheaded by the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation, which has been implemented in grades one through eight. She is also the current Hidden Sparks coach for Shulamith. She graduated University of Colorado with a B.A. in French.

HIGH SCHOOL

DANIELLA ESON

Ms. Daniella Eson graduated from Stern College for Women with a BA in Psychology and Education, and is furthering her education with an MS in Educational Psychology. She is currently teaching Israel Advocacy in Shulamith for the 9th through 12th grade. She also teaches a Mommy and Me class in Manhattan where she sings songs about Shabbat and Holidays using ASL and musical instruments.  She hopes to continue her role as an educator and is extremely thankful to Shulamith for giving her this opportunity.

RABBI DANIEL EISENBERG

Rabbi Daniel Eisenberg received his BA from Lander College for Men and his Rabbinic ordination (Smicha) from Landers Beit Medrash L’Talmud. He is currently completing his Masters in Judaic Studies with a focus on Jewish Education at Touro Graduate School for Judaic Studies. Before teaching in Shulamith, Rabbi Eisenberg was the Senior Manager of Special Projects at Ohel Bais Ezra, travelled nationally to assist in running programming for Yachad (NJCD) volunteered as a certified Sibshops facilitator for the siblings of individual with special needs, and was greatly involved in both the New York and New England regions of NCSY.

RABBI SHAUL CHILL

Rabbi Shaul Chill, a Musmach of Chaim Berlin, has been teaching at Shulamith since 1986. He is also the Rav of Young Israel of Far Rockaway. His BA is from Brooklyn College and his MA is from LIU. He has lectured often for Torah U’Mesorah, and he was also the president of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Queens, and the Council of Young Israel Rabbis.

DIANE KESTEN

Mrs. Diane Kesten has been a Mathematics teacher at Shulamith High School since 1998. She believes that Math and fun are NOT mutually exclusive events, and loves it when the students react to her sense of humor. Mrs. Kesten is thrilled to be teaching AP Calculus and hopes that the program continues to expand. Getting to know the girls and their learning styles is a joy and ultimately a very close bond is formed during their four years of high school.

MALKA FRIEDMAN

Malka Friedman is currently working as the GO Program Coordinator in the High School. In Shulamith, there is always something exciting coming up.. Shabbatons, Chagigas, Chessed, Luncheons, trips… these are just a few of the activities that play a major role of our high school students. Malka brings along her past experience of working with high school girsl and her friendly warm and caring demeanor and her fun and creative attitude is what adds so much to the happy and cheerful school vibe.

RABBI YISROEL SHUTER

Rabbi Yisroel Shuter  has been on the faculty of Shulamith High School since 2008 teaching Navi, Ketuvim, and Megillot. His degree is from Queens College, and he studied at Yeshiva Torah Ore in Jerusalem and his Smicha is from Yeshiva Birkas Reuven in Brooklyn. He taught at Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC) H.S. and was the Executive Director of Jewish Eduation Program (JEP) of Long Island. During the summer he is the Administrator of Camp Machaneh Yisrael in Hewlett, NY.

SARITTE WOLKENSTEIN

Saritte Wolkenstein is a practicing attorney. She earned her J.D. from Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law and is admitted to practice in NY State. She earned her BA with a degree in Judaic Studies from Brooklyn College and received her Teacher’s certificate from the Michlalah Jerusalem College for Women. She is also a proud graduate of Shulamith’s elementary and high schools, and started teaching at Shulamith High School in 2015. Mrs. Wolkenstein is our mock trial coach and teaches the 12th grade A.P. United States Government course. Before coming to Shulamith, Mrs. Wolkenstein worked as an attorney for the Otsar Advocacy Project, helping children and their parents receive Board of Education assistance after being initally denied to them. She currently has a private practice specializing in family advocacy and helping families in the educational special education realm. Mrs. Wolkenstein spends her summers working at Camp Kaylie as a member of the day camp committee. It is her absolute pleasure and honor to teach at her alma mater.

BATSHEVA KOHN

Batsheva Kohn our 12th grade Accounting and Quickbooks teacher, graduated Baruch College with a degree in Accounting. She worked in the private sector of accounting for over 25 years before joining our school in 2014. In addition, Mrs. Kohn teaches CPR and First Aid to the 9th and 10th grades. She is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Certified Instructor and Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Several of our students have taken after school courses in both Life guarding and CPR with Mrs. Kohn.

AILEEN COHEN

Mrs. Aileen Cohen has been teaching Chumash and Navi in Shulamith for the past nine years. She taught at ZDR Academy of Rambam before that, and at Crown Heights Yeshiva.She also currently teaches at Prospect Park Yeshiva High School. She attended Stern College for women, and majored in Judaic Studies. She also attended Michalalah Yerushalayim for a year and a half, which is a seminary program in Israel.

RENA LAUER

Mrs. Rena Lauer hails from Staten Island and attended Midreshet Mevaseret Yerushalayim in Jerusalem and Bruriah High School in New Jersey. She teaches 11th & 12th grade English Language Arts. She majored in English Linguistics at the Macaulay Honors College and holds her MS Ed. in Adolescent English Education from the City University of New York. Throughout her college and graduate school years, Mrs. Lauer served as an advisor for NCSY New York chapter and volunteered for the OU Job Board resume writing service. She has also been the Chinuch Director for the Young Israel of Staten Island Day Camp. Mrs. Lauer joined Shulamith in 2014, and she loves the warm atmosphere, Zionistic passion, and academic caliber of the school. Inside and outside the classroom, she enjoys teaching students ways to apply analysis and writing skills to their lives.

MAZAL MIZRAHI

Mrs. Mazal Mizrahi teaches English in the High School and is the Leap coordinator. Mrs. Mizrahi earned her MA from Brooklyn College in English Literature. She has taught in various institutions, both in Judaic and in General Studies. Among her published works, are two novels The Silent Sister, The Rebel of Savannah, and a translation of Maran P’eer Hador. She currently teaches Halacha and Chumash in the Middle School, as well as English Literature in the High School. As an Alumna of Shulamith School, she particularly enjoys teaching the future generation of Shulamith Girls.

MARGIE YAARI

Mrs. Margie Yaari  received her BA and MA in French and Teacher Education from Brooklyn College and a certificate in French from the Sorbonne in Paris.  She holds a certificate in translation from New York University and a Hebrew teacher’s certificate from NETA.  For over thirty years Margie taught French, Spanish and Hebrew in Shulamith HS, where she also served as head of the GO and yearbook advisor.  She is the proud parent of three Shulamith alumnae. She has also been teaching in Touro College as an adjunct professor. Following a leave of absence from Shulamith, during which she taught at HANC HS and Yeshivah of Flatbush HS, she is thrilled to be back at Shulamith, where she will be teaching all the Hebrew Language classes in the high school.

PENINA KARP

Mrs. Penina Karp has been the principal of Shulamith High School since 2009. She comes to this position after extensive teaching and administrative experience in the arts and sciences. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from NYU in Chemistry, Hebrew, and Educational Leadership. She is a research chemist with strong leadership skills and a broad base of knowledge in both general and Judaic studies.

YAFFA ALTHKEFATI

Yaffa Althkefati graduated Shulamith High School and attended Shaare Binah seminary. Yaffa started teaching at Shulamith in 2014. She received a B.A. in education and is currently in Sara Schneirer pursuing a Masters Degree is education and Special Ed. Currently she teaches grades 6-8 Jewish history and is supervising the grade eight Inter-Generational project.

TIRZA FINE

Mrs. Tirza Fine teaches Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies. Mrs. Fine was born and raised in Israel and brings her strong passion for the Hebrew language and Hashkafa foundations to the classroom. Mrs. Fine is a graduate of the prominent seminars of Rabbi Sharansky in Tel Aviv, and Manchester seminary for teachers in the UK. She has taught Chumash in the Religious Elementary schools system in Israel (MAMAD). Mrs. Fine joined Shulamith Elementary and High School in 2008. As a certified TEQ SMART instructor, she uses the SMART board to enhance her lessons. Mrs. Fine also teaches the TAL AM curriculum. Since 2010, she continues to be involved in leadership with her husband at Congregation of Beit Hillel of Flatlands in Georgetown, Brooklyn.

DOREEN HACKER

Doreen Hacker is a talented educator who has been teaching math since 1990. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Brooklyn College with a Masters in Math Education. Doreen joined the Shulamith Girls School in 2015, and she teaches in the 1st, 7th and 10th grades. Doreen has also been appointed to head the entire Elementary School math department, where her responsibilities include assisting her fellow educators in devising constructive and engaging curriculum as well as periodically sitting in on classes in order to monitor the progress of all students.

RABBI SHMUEL KLAMMER

Rabbi Shmul Klammer, Ed. D. Rabbi Shmuel Rabbi Klammer is a highly regarded veteran educator who has been Shulamith’s Head of School since 2011. Previously, he was the Principal of The Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, The Maimonides School as well as being a teacher for many years. After studying at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh in Israel for two years, he received his undergraduate degree, and M.S. in Jewish Education as well as semikha from Yeshiva University, and an Ed.D from Columbia University in Curriculum and Teaching. He is a reflective practitioner always seeking to learn more. Among other professional development programs in which he has participated is the Harvard University Principals’ Summer Institute. An educator’s  educator   and a  master teacher, he has given many seminars, sessions, lectures and workshops to colleagues, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jewish Education at Touro Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

PERACH MALCA

Perach Malca was born in Israel, and as a child always wanted to become a teacher. At the age of 18, she joined the IDF, and served in the court of justice (for soldiers). During her time in the IDF, the Gulf War started and she was assigned to distribute the gas masks and atropine injections to civilians. She came to the USA with her family in 1995. From 2005-2015 she was a gym teacher and worked in the resource room in Yeshiva of Flatbush. Perach currently is the Physical Education teacher for Kindergarten through 10th grade. She is also the dance instructor for the lower division as well as the Hebrew teacher in the high school resource room.

MICHELLE MOND

Mrs. Michelle Mond has been a member of Shulamith family for more than 30 years, both as a parent and faculty member. She has a B.A. in history and attended Teacher’s Institute. Mrs. Mond is currently teaching grade five, grade seven ELA and American History, grade eleven American history and grade twelve Holocaust studies.

AYELET RABIN

Ayelet Rabin is originally from Rochester, New York and is now living in Far Rockaway. She is studying biology in Touro College and plans to further her degree in Optometry. She is currently the living environment lab teacher for the 9th grade, as well as their mechanechet. Previously she was the full time 2nd grade assistant teacher. She has been working in Shulamith since 2014.

Counseling Staff

LAUREN RAPPEPORT

Mrs. Lauren Rappeport graduated from Columbia University Teachers College with her masters in School Counseling. She received her Bachelors in Psychology with a double minor in education and Hebrew from SUNY Albany. Lauren previously was the upper school guidance counselor at Beren Academy in Houston, Texas. She is excited and eager to be joining the Shulamith family. Lauren will be working full time as the school counselor for Nursery through High School and is really looking forward to getting to know each student.

Extracurricular Activities/Sports/Music/Art

MORAH ZOHAR

Morah Zohar Zinn was raised in Israel. She was a chayelet in the IDF, (and very capable with Arms and Explosives.) She also studied in Tel Aviv Rubin Music Academy. She taught at Michlala and Beit Yakov in Jerusalem. While on tour with the JCC of America, honoring the fortieth anniversary of Israel, she auditioned for Indiana University School of Music and was accepted and graduated with a BA in Music. Upon return to Israel, Morah Zinn enrolled in the Master’s program in the University of Latvia and received a MA in Psychology. She joined Shulamith as our Music Teacher in 2002, took a leave of absence, and has now rejoined us.

DALIA PARIS

Dalia Paris is a graduate of Shulamith High School for Girls.  Some of her fondest memories are of being on the school’s volleyball championship team.  After high school, Miss Paris went on to Kingsborough Community College and Brooklyn College, where she earned her BA is Psychology.  Miss Paris completed her dual masters in Early Childhood and Special Education in the Spring of 2016. She currently works at Magen David Yeshivah Preschool as a Morah.  She is also the coach of the Shulamith Dynamites volleyball team.  It is especially gratifying to her to be coaching the team that she once played on.

PERACH MALCA

Perach Malca was born in Israel, and as a child always wanted to become a teacher. At the age of 18, she joined the IDF, and served in the court of justice (for soldiers). During her time in the IDF, the Gulf War started and she was assigned to distribute the gas masks and atropine injections to civilians. She came to the USA with her family in 1995. From 2005-2015 she was a gym teacher and worked in the resource room in Yeshiva of Flatbush. Perach currently is the Physical Education teacher for Kindergarten through 10th grade. She is also the dance instructor for the lower division as well as the Hebrew teacher in the high school resource room.

KATE NOR

Kate Nor is a visual artist who encourages thinking outside the box, and creating things by hand and finds inspiration from all things nature. Creativity is not only making a beautiful design, but also in getting the message across. Art allows students to see the world without discrimination, a process that is often lost in today’s culture. Through art, students learn to express themselves and appreciate their surroundings.

CHAGIT ALPERT

Chagit Alpert was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended the Yeshiva of North Jersey for elementary school, Bruriah for High School, and Seminar Bnot Torah (Sharfmans) for Seminary. She continued her education at Stern College Sy Syms School of Business attaining her BA in MIS-Management Information Systems. She is certified in Educational Technology through YU Schools Partnerships Program. Over the years she has taken various graphics and web development courses. SHe has spent the last 10 years working in the computers/technology department at RYNJ and is very pleased to have joined the Shulamith School for Girls this year. In her spare time she enjoys baking, traveling, and honing her creative skills in all areas and seeking out new experiences.

DR. SHOSHANA KOHEN-KADOSH

Dr. Shoshana Kohen-Kadosh, known in school as “Dr. K.”, teaches science in the elementary school. Each week, she meets with grades 1-5 to conduct exciting, hands-on activities that further develop the science content taught in their general studies class. She obtained a BA in geology and environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in geophysics from Boston College, and a PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Southern California. Dr. K taught at Boston College and USC during her graduate studies. She then went on to faculty positions at California State University, Fullerton, and Queens College, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. Since leaving university life, Dr. K has taught science in the high school divisions of Yeshiva of Flatbush, Lev Bais Yakov, and finally Shulamith – where she has been a member of the faculty since 2012.