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JKHA Adds to Administration and Faculty

Rabbi Joey Adler joins the JKHA middle school administration as dean of students. After studying in Har Etzion for two years, Rabbi Adler earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, where he majored in Judaic Studies, earning a distinction in his major. At Yale, he held a wide variety of leadership roles within the Jewish community. Rabbi Adler also holds a master’s in Jewish philosophy from Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School, which he pursued alongside his master’s in Jewish education from Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration. He earned his semicha from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. On a personal level, Rabbi Adler is widely known and loved by many families in the school community through his extensive camp leadership experience as Rosh Mosh at Moshava Ba’ir as well as his work at Camp Stone. Most recently, Rabbi Adler has worked at The Frisch School, where he’s been teaching 11th graders. He currently lives in Riverdale with his wife and daughter.

Orly Duman joins JKHA as the fourth grade Judaic Studies teacher and will also be teaching Ivrit in RKYHS. Duman is a general and special education teacher with over 10 years of experience. She began studying education at Midreshet Harova in Israel. She has a bachelor’s from Barnard College and an MScEd in general and special education from Touro College. In 2014, she and her family made aliyah. In Israel, she had the privilege of teaching for the Israeli Minister of Education. Duman and her family are returning to the U.S. where she will be a TalentEducators fellow.

Duman is an enthusiastic and creative teacher. She encourages, challenges and supports her students to reach great heights. She possesses a love for Torah, the Jewish people and the land of Israel and is guided by the principle that derech eretz precedes Torah. Her children will be joining the JKHA community.

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