Officers

Dov Adler

President

Dov Adler serves as the president of Yeshivat Shalshelet. Dov has many years of lay leadership experience with Bergen County Yeshiva day schools. Dov has served as past President of the Board of Trustees of Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, and as a past member of the Executive Boards of both Maayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck and Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield.  He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Torah Academy of Bergen County in Teaneck.  Dov has also served in lay leadership positions for the UJA Federation of New York.

Professionally, Dov is a partner in PwC's Asset and Wealth Management Practice in New York, and assists clients by providing specialized audit and business advisory services to many sponsors of domestic investment partnerships and offshore investment companies.

Dov has experience working with higher education and not-for-profit institutions.  He has advised them on accounting and financial issues, including developing and/or enhancing their operational due diligence procedures and improving the quality of their documented policies and investing activities.

Dov and his wife, Sheva, live in Teaneck, NJ, and have four children Leora (and her husband Shmuel Bak), Talia, Eitan and Noam.

 

Batya Paul

Executive Vice President

Batya Paul serves as the Executive Vice President of Yeshivat Shalshelet.  Batya’s passion for spearheading the inauguration of Yeshivat Shalshelet, alongside Shulamit Roth, comes from her own daughter's language based learning disability diagnosis in 2nd grade.  She attended an educational institution that provided life changing tools and skills, using researched based methodologies, allowing her to achieve great success, as she is currently attending a rigorous mainstream high school and thriving!  Batya has served as an active volunteer since moving to Bergen County 27 years ago.  She served as a founding member of the Yeshivat Noam Board of Directors, and has been actively involved in various committees there since its inception.  Batya has also served as a board member of Congregation Beth Abraham, and is an active and proud member of Congregation Keter Torah.  Batya currently serves as the Treasurer and Executive Board Member of Sharsheret, an international Jewish organization that helps women and their families facing breast cancer.  Additionally, Batya has served as the President of the Frisch Parents Association and member of the Yeshivat Frisch Board of Trustees.

Batya and her husband, Nachman, reside in Bergenfield, NJ, and are the proud parents of Debra and Tal Singer (ages 25), Stevie (age 22), Jonathan (age 16) and Sophia( age 14).

 

Tzvi (Harris) Goodman

Vice President - Technology

Tzvi Goodman is an entrepreneur and leader in the field of education technology.  He attended Yeshiva University and received his graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University.  Tzvi has been involved in education and software for the past 11 years.  Most recently he was responsible for helping to sell Achieve3000 to McGraw-Hill.  Prior to his role as SVP of Corporate Development at Achieve3000, he was the co-founder of Late Nite Labs, which was acquired by Macmillan Publishing.  Tzvi brings his unique experience of building educational technology solutions to Yeshivat Shalshelet to enhance the work and mission of Yeshivat Shalshelet's educators and help implement proven solutions in and out of the classroom.  Tzvi is a member of Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, NJ. 

Tzvi and his wife, Gali, and their four wonderful children, reside in Teaneck, NJ. 

Glenn Pfeiffer

 Treasurer

Glenn Pfeiffer serves as Yeshivat Shalshelet’s Treasurer.  Glenn has considerable leadership experience with communal non-profit organizations as well as in his professional career. Glenn has served on both the Board and the Executive Board of RYNJ for the past 15 years, including terms as Treasurer and President, and is currently the Executive Vice President.  RYNJ has benefited immeasurably from his visionary leadership, sensitivity and superior financial and organizational expertise. Glenn has also served on the Board of Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield, including multiple stints as Secretary, and in his current capacity as Treasurer.  Glenn draws on his extensive professional talents and experience as Senior International Tax Counsel for GE to provide strategic planning for the future of all the institutions with which he is involved, while focusing on broadening and strengthening the involvement and inclusion of all constituents.  He is excited and proud to be involved and associated with Yeshivat Shalshelet.

Glenn and his wife, Debby, live in Bergenfield, NJ, and have five children - Gila Garber (and her husband Baruch), Zahava (and her fiancé Jeremy Wexler), Ayelet (age 20), Miri (age 18) and Yehuda (age 15). 

Dr. Yocheved Bensinger Brody

 Secretary

Yocheved Bensinger-Brody PT, PhD, PCS is a board certified pediatric physical therapist.  She is an Assistant Professor in Touro College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in NYC, she is a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities in Staten Island, NY, and she is the clinician owner of a pediatric PT practice in northern NJ.  Yocheved graduated with a BS in Physical Therapy from Florida International University, an MA in Movement Sciences from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD in Psychology from the Graduate Center at CUNY.  Yocheved lives with her family in Passaic, NJ, where they are members of Congregation Tifereth Israel.  Yocheved is the proud mother of a child diagnosed with dyslexia who greatly benefited from attending a school that implemented evidence-based approaches for language based learning disabilities and who is now in a mainstream yeshiva high school in Bergen County. Yocheved is passionate about bringing this educational model to the yeshiva community in northern NJ so that many other children can achieve similar success! 

Willie Roth

Vice President, Legal

Willie Roth serves as Yeshivat Shalshelet’s Vice President, Legal.  Willie was born and raised in Teaneck, and is proud to be a product of Bergen County’s excellent academic institutions, having attended Gan Rina, the Moriah School of Englewood and Torah Academy of Bergen County, where he is currently a member of the Board of Directors.  Willie received his B.A., M.A. and Semicha from Yeshiva University, where he was a member of the Masmidim Honors and Wexner Semicha Honors Programs, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and an Executive LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.  He is currently a tax associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.  Willie has a passion for enhancing Jewish education, particularly in Bergen County, having spent numerous summers on NCSY Summer Kollel and serving the community through various roles at NCSY.  Willie is excited to combine his passion for Jewish education, his legal expertise and strong connection to Bergen County in helping grow Yeshivat Shalshelet.

Willie and his wife, Shulamit, live in Springfield, NJ, and are the proud parents of four daughters – Avigayil, Noa, Emmy and Ayala.

Trustees

Rhonda Avner

Rhonda Avner RN, BSN, is the school nurse for the Abraham Joshua Heschel School for the past 22 years, and is a nurse at Camp Moshava  I.O. for the last 15 years. In her role as a school and sleep away camp nurse, Rhonda sees the emotional and physical impact on children who struggle with learning, and is very passionate about the mission of Yeshivat Shalshelet. She feels strongly that children need a school that fits their individual educational and religious needs to become confident, successful learners, which in turn will promote physically and emotionally healthy children.

Rhonda has been involved in many organizations, since moving to Teaneck 30 years ago. She is on the Executive Board of Emunah of America and was the Teaneck chapter president and treasurer, served on the board of TABC, was on the committee and chaired the Project S.A.R.A.H. breakfast.  Additionally, Rhonda has served in many roles at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, specifically, past president and treasurer of the sisterhood, chair of the welcome committee, a member of the Board, 3rd vice president of the Executive Board, past and current co-chair of the Gala Kiddush, a member of the Chevra kadish and most recently was on the Rabbinic search committee.

Rhonda and her husband, Jeff, are the proud parents of Arly & Ari Klein, Seth & Tova Avner, Deena & Ari Bardash and Yehuda & Tamar Avner, and a bunch of adorable grandchildren.

Dr. Nancy Block

Dr. Nancy Block’s mission statement throughout her professional life and communal involvement is that the hope for a better tomorrow lies with the younger generation. As a clinical psychologist, she has worked for over 30 years in administrative roles in Yeshiva Day Schools. Nancy has spearheaded numerous community initiatives for Chai Lifeline, Yachad, Friends of the IDF, Yad Vashem, Emunah and Yeshiva University. Nancy was a former board member of several local Yeshivot and continues to sit on the board and be involved in several non-profit organizations that serve the Jewish community.

In her role as the Senior Grade Dean at the Ramaz Upper School, she views community involvement as the vehicle to inspire students to be the face of change and to appreciate that what they do matters.

Nancy is excited to be a part of Shalshelet and to help build a place where all students can feel inspired to be successful learners and be active participants in Klal Yisrael.

Nancy and her husband, Charles, are long-time Teaneck residents and members of Rinat Yisrael.They are the proud parents of 5 children and 15 grandchildren.

Rachel Krich

Rachel Krich has over 15 years of experience working in non-profit and is currently the Executive Director of Project Ezrah in Englewood, NJ.  Rachel received her BA from Stern College for Women and her MPA with a focus in Nonprofit management from FDU.  In addition to her professional roles, she has also held many lay leadership positions at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, NJ.  She has extensive knowledge in the field of non-profit management and fundraising.  Rachel’s excitement to be part of the inauguration of Yeshivat Shalshelet comes from her own struggles growing up with language based learning disabilities in a world that did not know how to address them properly.

Rachel and her husband, Daniel Krich, live in Fair Lawn, NJ, and are the proud parents of Ariella, Aryeh, Shoshana, Alex and Max.

Rabbi Andrew Markowitz

Rabbi Markowitz is privileged to serve as the Rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, NJ.  Shomrei Torah has been his home since he began there as the assistant rabbi in 2010.  Rabbi Markowitz also teaches at Naaleh High School for Girls, and is passionate about learning and engaging with students to make Torah relevant and accessible to everyone.  He is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America and the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County.  Rabbi Markowitz received his rabbinic ordination (semicha) from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, during which time he was a fellow of the Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem and continued to learn in the Beren Kollel Elyon at Yeshiva University.  He is proud and excited to be a founding board member of Yeshivat Shalshelet.

Rabbi Markowitz and his wife, Dr. Sara, are the proud parents of 5 daughters; Avigayil, Mimi, Ella, Nili, and Noa. 

Adam Reich

Adam Reich has had multiple leadership roles in non-profit organizations. Adam has served in various  roles at Congregation Israel of Springfield, NJ, including on the Executive Board and as Chairman of the Youth Committee, and as a Board member for the past 5 years. Adam is Vice President of Business Initiatives & Alliances at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Harvard-affiliated center of excellence hospital  focused on providing expert care for children and adults with cancer, while also advancing the latest research to discover new cancer treatments.  In this role, Adam is responsible for strategies and collaborations to expand the impact of Dana-Farber’s clinical expertise on a global scale.  Prior to joining Dana-Farber, Adam was a management consultant at PwC for over 10 years, where he worked primarily with non-profit organizations on growth and partnership strategies. 

Adam and his wife, Ariana, live in Springfield, NJ, and are the proud parents of Eli, Ayelet, Tamar, Dovi and Ezra.