Advisory Board and External Mentors

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Prof. Harvey Mansfield – William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University

Prof. Daniel Zajfman – The tenth president of the Weizmann Institute of Science

Vardit Ringvald, Ph.D. – Director of the Middlebury School of Hebrew and previous professor of Hebrew and director of the Hebrew and Arabic Languages Program at Brandeis University

Dan Sharon, Ph.D. – Previous Director General of the Ministry of Education, founder and first CEO of Branco-Weiss, and founder of the prestigious IDF unit, Tal’piyot

Amit Shabi – co-founder and CEO of Nordman Capital, Israel

Prof. Avi Loeb – fmr. Head of Astronomy Department, Head of Galileo Project, Harvard University

Prof. Leon Kass – Committee on Social Thought, Chicago University. Fmr. Head of US President’s Council on bioethics

External Mentors

In the field of Judaic studies, we aim to provide content rich instruction exposing our students to a wide spectrum of Jewish thought and tradition. Our partnership with Meitarim gives us access to their amazing resource library with spiralled curriculum materials from Early Childhood and all the way through to high school in areas of textual learning as well as the festivals and everything in between. Moreover, our staff enjoys professional development at school and off-site at various events and conferences devoted to Judaic instruction. j

Our English immersion program is one of the core features of the school. We work with the team of researchers from Bar Ilan University, who are experts in bilingualism and its instruction. Together, using their state-of-the-art assessment tool, we have been able to create a differential learning program and make great strides in this area. Many of our students, despite not having English-speaking parents, are functionally bilingual from a young age. The team from Bar Ilan also assists in providing professional development opportunities for our faculty and conducts annual information nights for the parents. j