Administration

  • Rabbi Chaim Hagler

    Principal

    Yeshivat Noam is proud to have Rabbi Hagler as its principal. He bears impressive credentials as an educator, administrator, and leader. Having received Smicha from Yeshiva University and a Master's degree in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School, Rabbi Hagler began his career in educational administration at SAR (Riverdale, NY) and subsequently served as Director of Judaic Studies at the Hebrew Academy of Montreal; (Quebec, Canada).

    Prior to founding Yeshivat Noam, he served for two years as the Headmaster of the Ramaz Lower School (New York, NY). The excitement of imparting his vision and educational philosophy into our community brought him to Yeshivat Noam.

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  • Morah Kara Feldman

    director of early childhood

    Morah Kara Feldman holds a Master’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Cabrini College. Before coming to Yeshivat Noam, Morah Kara was the Early Childhood Director at the Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia for six years. Previously, Morah Kara worked as an Early Childhood teacher for several years in Philadelphia. She is also a Division Head at Camp Shoshanim. Morah Kara believes in the importance of creative, experiential education that fosters a love of learning in an environment that excites students to expand their knowledge. Morah Kara and her husband, Peter, have five children and live in Teaneck.

     

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  • Morah Joyce Buckman

    Director of Nitzanei Noam Nursery Program (located in Congregation Bnai Yeshurun)

    Morah Joyce Buckman graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature.  She received a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from William Paterson University.  Morah Joyce started teaching at Yeshivat Noam upon the opening of the school in 2001, was honored with the Teacher of the Year award in 2003 and named Assistant Director of Early Childhood in 2006.  Prior to joining Yeshivat Noam, Morah Joyce taught at several schools in Bergen County in mainstream as well as in special needs classrooms.  She is committed to helping children learn the importance of Torah and Israel as well as the social skills and middot that are a necessary part of a Jewish person’s life.  Morah Joyce and her husband, Ira, have three sons and two granddaughters and live in Teaneck.

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  • Mrs. Caryn Nat

    Curriculum Coordinator, General Studies

    Mrs. Caryn Nat is an outstanding veteran teacher who has been enriching the lives of students at Yeshivat Noam for the past 12 years through her passionate love of learning, creative approach and belief in her students. Mrs. Nat’s excitement at and ability to implement new programs (our Blended Learning program) and mentor fellow educators to enhance educational experience have brought her to a new vantage point. Mrs. Nat is partnering with and guiding teachers to ensure that the highest level of instruction and learning is taking place, that our educators have the necessary resources to meet students’ needs and that data driven, differentiated instruction, provides each student with challenge to raise the bar as individual levels. Mrs. Nat and her husband, Ari, have 4 children and live in Teaneck.

     

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  • Rabbi Elie Kurtz

    Director of Judaic Studies, Elementary School

    Rabbi Elie Kurtz, is a beloved, seasoned and innovative teacher.  Since coming to Yeshivat noam 4 years ago, Rabbi Kurtz has taught Gemara, Navi and Halacha.  He has also pioneered our extensive Torah L’Shmah program and played an integral role in the development of our skills-based Gemara curriculum. Rabbi Kurtz’ priority as an educator has always been student confidence and love of learning; “I love the positive atmosphere and growth mindset ….. and the freedom to break the mold and do creative things that brings the goals of leaning to life…..”  Rabbi Kurtz holds Smicha from Yeshiva University, a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Sy Symms School of Business and a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.  He and his wife, Ilana, have 3 children and live in Edison.

     

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  • Ms. Aliza Chanales

    Assistant Principal, General Studies

    Ms. Aliza Chanales has been an integral part of Yeshivat Noam Middle School since its second year, teaching Math and Science and developing schoolwide co-curricular and extracurricular programming.  Ms. Chanales believes that learning should be fun, relevant, and challenging for all students.  She aims to foster in her students a playful curiosity about the world, as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue inquiry.  She focuses on developing her students’ depth and creativity, recognizing that Middle School students are at a prime age to appreciate both the joy and discipline of learning.  Ms. Chanales earned a BA in Physics from Barnard College and a Masters in MIddle School General Education from Bank Street College of Education.

     

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  • Rabbi Yitzchok Motechin

    Assistant Principal, Judaic Studies, Middle School

    Rabbi Yitzchok Motechin graduated from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He received a J.D. degree from Cardozo Law School and Semicha from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Motechin has been involved in informal Jewish education throughout his 15-year business career, serving in various communal capacities, including that of volunteer teacher during the inaugural years of our Mishmar program. A number of years ago, Rabbi Motechin made the career move he had long considered and became a Middle School Judaic Studies teacher and program coordinator at SAR Academy (Riverdale, NY) where he developed and introduced a new Halacha curriculum and innovative approach to teaching Gemara. Rabbi Motechin believes in empowering students and affording each child the opportunity to learn at his or her own pace. Rabbi Motechin and his wife, Sharon, have five children and live in Bergenfield.

     

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  • Morah Esther Feil

    Director of Admissions

    Esther Feil holds a Bachelor's degree in history, psychology, and philosophy from Melbourne University and a Master's degree from Boston State College in Early Childhood Education. Her educational experience includes working as a kindergarten teacher at The Maimonides School (Brookline, MA), the Educational Director at The Leah Sokoloff Nursery School, Early Childhood Director at The Moriah School and founding Early Childhood Director at Yeshivat Noam.

    Transitioning from the educational sphere to the communications sphere, Esther, as Director of Admissions, works to share Yeshivat Noam's atmosphere of educational vitality and interpersonal enrichment with new populations.

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