Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY), after a five month search, announced the selection of Rabbi Daniel Loew as its new head of school. Rabbi Loew joined RPRY on August 1, 2015.
Rabbi Loew said, “I am honored to be at RPRY, a school with a significant history, a rich tradition and a warm culture. The school has tremendous strengths, and I am excited to be working with a fantastic team of educators.”
Rabbi Loew earned a master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Institute for Jewish Education, and received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. Most recently, he served as the principal of the Seattle Hebrew Academy in Seattle, Washington. Previously, he served as head of school at the Hebrew High School of New England for nine years.
Rabbi Loew and his wife, Chanie, have taught in schools in Overland Park, Kansas; Columbus, Ohio; West Hartford, Connecticut; and Seattle. The Loews and their five children relocated to New Jersey this past summer, and are now closer to their extended family.
Leslie Ostrin, president of the yeshiva, shared, “Rabbi Loew is a highly experienced, skilled and passionate educator and school leader, whose educational philosophy embodies RPRY’s commitment to academic excellence in a nurturing environment. He was the unanimous choice of our search committee and our Board of Education, who prized his administrative acumen, leadership skills, commitment to our hashkafa and educational principles, and warm and considerate manner with faculty, students and parents.”
When asked about his experience in the school so far, Rabbi Loew said, “RPRY students benefit from passionate and devoted educators, and a wide variety of programs and services beyond the core of what they do in the classroom. Together with colleagues and lay leaders, we are working to strengthen the infrastructure of RPRY to better support the educational experience that our students receive. I am now starting to work with all constituents to clarify the mission and vision of the school.
“One thing that I have learned is the advantage an RPRY educational experience provides to our graduates. They are sought after by the high schools, and their reputation for not only being academically prepared for the challenges of high school, but also for being well-adjusted, confident, and positive role models serves them very well as they move on to do great things in the community.”
By Chaye Kohl