Rabbi Chaim Hagler
Head of School
Rabbi Chaim Hagler graduated from Yeshiva College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He received a Master’s degree in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School, and Semicha from Yeshiva University. Prior to being named principal of Yeshivat Noam in 2000, Rabbi Hagler was Headmaster of the Ramaz Lower School in New York. Previously, he had served as Director of Judaic Studies at the Hebrew Academy of Montreal and had taught at SAR in Riverdale, NY. Rabbi Hagler believes in the importance of getting to know his students and establishing meaningful relationships with them. Rabbi Hagler and his wife, Chavie, live in Bergenfield with their five children.
Morah Elana Kessler
Director of Nitzanei Noam
Morah Elana Kessler graduated from Stern college with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. Before coming to Yeshivat Noam she worked with special needs children in public school as well as a Child Life specialist in a hospital setting. Elana spent 17 years teaching Buds in Yeshivat Noam and is now director of Nitzanei Noam. Morah Elana believes in fostering a love of learning through creativity, imagination and kindness. Morah Elana lives in Bergenfield with her husband and four children.
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.
Rabbi Mordechai Schwersenski
Elementary School Principal
Rabbi Mordechai Schwersenski has a Masters Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins Universirty and Semicha from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He previously spent 8 years at the Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia as a Judaics Studies teacher, Director of student programs, and then as Judaics Studies Assistant Principal. Rabbi Schwersenski believes that strong relationships are at the core of great education. When both parents and children sense that the teachers in their world respect them and are interested in building authentic relationships with them, great learning can happen!
Rabbi Schwersenski and his wife Deena live in Passaic, NJ with their four children.
Mrs. Leah Perl
Middle School Principal, General Studies