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Naaleh Welcomes Illustrious Additions to Faculty

Naaleh is excited to announce additions and changes to its amazing faculty.

Aliza Davis will now be serving as the inaugural director of Student Life. Davis has been working in Jewish education for over 15 years. She has been a member of Naaleh’s Tanach faculty for four years, and was the beloved 11th grade mechanechet prior to taking on this new role. After attending Michlalah, Davis earned a bachelor’s from Stern College and is currently pursuing her master’s in Judaic Studies from Touro. Davis has taught at several elementary and high schools, including YBH and Bruriah High School. In addition, she has been involved in outreach programming and summer camps, and she is currently involved in youth, teen and adult programs in her community. Davis already has amazing programming planned for this coming year.

Naaleh welcomes Rabbi Zev Goldberg who will serve as the Halacha Department chair. For the past eight years, Rabbi Zev Goldberg has been a Judaic Studies teacher at Bruriah High School where he also served as the chair of the Torah She’baal Peh department. In addition, Rabbi Goldberg is the Rabbi at Young Israel of Fort Lee in Fort Lee. He is also the president of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC) and a dayan on its Beit Din L’Giyur. Rabbi Goldberg received his semicha from RIETS and his bachelor’s from Yeshiva College.

Naaleh also welcomes Elana Kook as the English Department chair. Kook earned her bachelor’s from Yeshiva University with summa cum laude honors where she majored in English literature, completed a minor in history, and served as editor-in-chief of the newspaper. Kook received her master’s in adolescent literacy from Fordham University where she also completed her New York State professional teaching certification. As a member of Teach For America, Kook taught middle school English language arts in a New York City public school. She taught English at Yeshiva University High School for Girls, and most recently at Torah Academy of Bergen County.

As Naaleh continues to grow, they will be expanding their mechanechet program. Grades nine through 11 will now have two mechanchot each. With this expansion, each and every student will have even more opportunities for individualized support and connection. Naaleh’s mechanchot are incredible role models for the students and are there to guide the students through every aspect of their high school journey. Naaleh is excited to welcome Miriam Eiseberg, Chaiy Bodek, Ahuva Wiesenfeld and Sheva Kopstick who will be joining Naaleh’s already incredible mechanechet team.

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