May 19, 2024
Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.
May 19, 2024
Search
Close this search box.

Linking Northern and Central NJ, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester and CT

TABC Welcomes New Faculty for 2023-2024

(Courtesy of TABC) TABC is pleased to announce the hiring of several new faculty members who will enhance offerings in Talmud Torah, general studies and student life in the upcoming school year.

Rabbi Shua Katz, the rosh beis medrash at Congregation Darchei Noam in Fair Lawn, joins the limudei kodesh faculty as a Gemara rebbe and will oversee TABC’s Elyon program, a specialized Gemara bekiyus track for freshmen and sophomores. He will also run TABC’s Night Seder program. A proud alumnus of TABC, Rabbi Katz learned for two years at Yeshivat Har Etzion and then for six years at YU with his rebbe, Rav Michael Rosensweig, for whom he served as shiur assistant. Rabbi Katz received semicha from RIETS, a master’s in Jewish philosophy from Bernard Revel Graduate School, and continued his learning as a fellow of the Wexner Kollel Elyon. In his shiurim, Rabbi Katz seeks to impart depth and clarity of Torah in a warm and energetic environment that fosters meaningful lifelong relationships in and outside of the classroom. Rabbi Katz has distinguished himself as a community maggid shiur to students and adults alike and brings his generous warmth and profound learning to TABC.

After a successful first year at TABC as a humanities specialist in TABC’s Learning Center, Lea Borenstein assumes the role as director of student support services. Borenstein’s personal, multimodal approach to student support has kept her busy all summer as she worked with both new and returning parents in devising tailored individualized learning plans based on students’ individual needs and interests. She is also overseeing the rollout of a new program, Achieve3000, to further develop students’ foundational skills in reading and writing. Prior to coming to TABC, Borenstein worked at Yavneh Academy for eight years. She has a background in educational publishing as she previously wrote and edited teachers’ guides, curriculum pamphlets and humanities textbooks. She holds a bachelor’s in English, master’s degrees in both teaching and English, and is currently a PhD candidate in English at SUNY Stony Brook.

Robert Friedman, a seasoned biotechnology consultant and business graduate school instructor, as well as TABC alumni parent, will teach courses in the newly established Business & Finance track to both freshmen and sophomores. Throughout his consulting career, Friedman has led and executed hundreds of business-oriented projects including strategy, market assessment and business development plans covering pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. His courses will provide students with opportunities to learn and experience a variety of topics in the field of business, including global economies; understanding and evaluating customers, industries and competitors; and how to develop effective business plans.

Oren Glickman is TABC’s new athletic director. He is excited to apply his encyclopedic knowledge and great enthusiasm for sports to overseeing all aspects of TABC’s athletic program, and looks forward to working closely with TABC’s student-athletes and coaches to build a positive and supportive culture that will foster personal and team growth (and bring championship trophies to TABC!). Glickman will also coach TABC’s JV soccer team. As a student at Yeshiva University, he served as the president and lead announcer of MacsLive, YU’s sports broadcasting network. He has a broad network in the Jewish sports world and is a key player in many local sports initiatives, as well as a contributing guest on a number of sports podcasts. In addition to his role at TABC, Glickman serves as the assistant director of admissions at Yeshiva University.

Together with a dynamic and diverse faculty and an impressive cadre of TABC rebbeim, these new hires are poised to build on TABC’s tradition of excellence and commitment to Torah, academics, and its legendary student life in the coming year.

 

Leave a Comment

Most Popular Articles