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Rebbetzin Sarah Proops Joins RKYHS as Mashgicha Ruchanit

RKYHS is thrilled to welcome Rebbetzin Sarah Proops to its Judaic Studies program. The beloved and admired rebbetzin of The Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center in Livingston, joins the Judaic Studies faculty, filling the newly created position of mashgicha ruchanit, inspirational and spiritual leader of the school.

In her role as mashgicha ruchanit, Rebbetzin Proops will teach midot to girls in their Judaic Studies classes, she will introduce a wide range of chesed opportunities for students and lead small learning cohorts, vaadim, to girls who want to pursue additional Torah education opportunities.

Rebbetzin Proops will also be launching a Chesed Executive Board. The Chesed Executive Board will create and facilitate, engaging, impactful and life enhancing chesed programming for students throughout the school. The board will be peer-led, composed of student representatives from each grade and will provide amazing leadership opportunities for those involved.

“I am so excited to join the incredible Judaic studies team at RKYHS,” commented Rebbetzin Proops. “I have been so warmly welcomed by students and faculty and can’t wait to hit the ground running.”

Rebbetzin Proops is well known in the post yeshiva high school community where she distinguished herself at Midreshet Moriah as a leader in Torah instruction for girls throughout her career. Her passion for Torah study and her ability to teach, reach and inspire students are hallmarks of her professional practice. Many of the RKYHS alumni benefited from her influence and expressed their reverence and respect for Rebbetzin Proops as a Torah instructional leader.

Prior to arriving in Livingston, Proops was the mashgicha ruchanit in the middle school at Yavneh Hebrew Academy in Los Angeles and previously ran chesed programming through NCSY at Shalhevet High School and YULA Girls.

“We are confident that Rebbetzin Proops will be a formidable force for Torah education in RKYHS,” commented Rabbi Eliezer Rubin, head of school and Klatt Family rosh hayeshiva.

This position complements the mashgiach ruchani for the RKYHS male students. Rabbi David Schlusselberg, who holds the position, meets with all the male students one on one and discusses personal religious issues as well as guides seniors to help understand their Israel gap year choices. Rabbi Schlusselberg remains in touch with students long after they graduate, holding shiurim for alumni as well as smaller frequent chavrutot.

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