Rabbi Gavriel Goetz
Menahel, Head of School
Rabbi Gavriel Goetz studied at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, MD, the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem and at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. For four years, he served as Rosh Chabura (leader of graduate students) to a Chabura which he started at the Lakewood yeshiva. His responsibilities included recruiting students and setting the curriculum as well as teaching and administering tests. An author of 3 books, he graduated from the Aish Dos Educational Leadership Program, a teacher training program run by Torah Umesorah, the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools. His outgoing and warm personality and his tremendous motivation to give to the community are what prompted him to open a yeshiva.
Rabbi Yossie Semel
9th Grade Rebbe (teacher)
Rabbi Yossie Semel has earned his bachelor's degree at Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He received his smicha while studying in Israel, from Rabbi Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, a member of the Rabbinical High Court in Yerushalayim. Rabbi Semel has brought his experience as a certified mohel to the Valley. He is also renowned for the clarity with which he is able to explain the most complex Gemara at the Phoenix Community Kollel. Currently, he teaches the advanced Gemara class at Phoenix Hebrew Academy. He brings to the Yeshiva the warmth and enthusiasm necessary to motivate students toward reaching their potential in learning skills and knowledge.
Rabbi Shraga Yankelewitz
10th Grade Rebbe (teacher)
Rabbi Shraga Yankelewitz earned his Master's degree at Beth Medrash Gevoha of Lakewood, New Jersey and is a graduate of the Aish Dos Teacher's Training Program. Most recently, he was a member of the Phoenix Community Kollel where he earned his Smicha in Gittin (laws of divorce) and served as director of programming. Rabbi Yankelewitz brings his creative teaching style and enthusiastic approach to learning Gemara/Talmud and Mussar to his students in Yeshiva High School of Arizona.
Mr. Lee Silver
General Studies Advisor
Mr. Lee Silver has been an educator for over 20 years. He holds a BA from Ottawa University in Secondary Education and an M. Ed. from Ottawa University in Education Administration. Mr. Silver is Highly Qualified/Certified in Administration, Social Studies, Language Arts and English as a Second Language.
Mr. Carlos Robinson
General Studies Coordinator
Mr. Robinson earned a Bachelors in Latin American Studies from Portland State University and a Masters degree in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. With ten years of teaching experience, he currently teaches American and World History using technology as a tool for emphasizing reading, writing and critical thinking in his curriculum.
Rabbi Yakov Bronsteyn
Rabbi Bronsteyn was ordained as a rabbi at Yeshiva Mercaz Hatorah in Jerusalem. As Senior Lecturer at the Phoenix Community Kollel, he is a recognized expert in Jewish Law. Rabbi Bronsteyn serves as the West Coast director of supervision for the world renowned Star-K Kosher Supervision Service.
Rabbi Leibel Blotner
Rabbi Leibel Blotner was Principal of Judaic Studies in Phoenix Preparatory High School (1998-2001). He is the director of Chabad of Mesa.
Mr. Darren Schwartz
Mr. Schwartz, M.Ed., taught at Shadow Mountain High School, Phoenix, AZ, for the past 10 years. He designed and implemented a new curriculum for the Applied Mathematics class to include business concepts such as economics, personnel, manufacturing and marketing a product.
Mr. Arthur Fenster
Mr. Arthur Fenster completed his Bachelor of Science degree with en emphasis in Biology from the University of Memphis. Arthur received his Master Degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. Mr. Fenster comes to Yeshiva High School of Arizona with over thirty years of teaching experience in both high school and college where he has been teaching Introduction to Biology and Anatomy and Physiology at Rio Salado College in Tempe. When Mr. Fenster is not teaching he attends classes at the University of Arizona- Medical Campus-Phoenix where he participates in a Mini-Medical School.
Rabbi Yudi Moskowitz
Rabbi Moskowitz, former Maimonides instructor for Jewish Arizonans on Camups, attended university at The Jerusalem College of Technology in Jerusalem where he studied Marketing, Management, and Technology. He has been playing guitar and keyboard for many years and is known for his ability to play the Blues.
Dr. Paul Block
Martial Arts Instructor
Mr. Avigdor Horowitz
Physical Education Instructor
Rabbi Dovid Bernstein
Rabbi Dovid Bernstein serves as Director of the Aish Dos Department of Professional Development of Torah Umesorah. In 1995, he founded the Aish Dos Lakewood Teachers Institute, and in 1997 the Senior Leadership Fellowship to train yeshiva/day school principals.
Rabbi Bernstein taught score analysis at Yale University Graduate School of Music before serving in America's day schools as a classroom teacher, principal and teacher trainer. Rabbi Bernstein consults for yeshiva boards and administrations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Mrs. Tami Einhorn
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