Faculty Directory

 

Mrs. Keke Abadi Science

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An Ilan alumna and valedictorian, Mrs. Abadi earned her bachelor's from Excelsior College in Liberal Arts. In addition to teaching at Ilan, Mrs. Abadi has experience teaching chemistry and algebra in other community schools. Her exciting lessons and enthusiastic delivery motivate her students and make her classroom the ideal learning environment.
 

Mrs. Sarah Abadi Gym

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Mrs. Becky Anzarouth Chumash

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A graduate of Machon Bnos Yehuda Teacher’s Seminary in Israel, Mrs. Anzarouth is a beloved member of the Ilan High School faculty. Her creative teaching methods and dedication to the needs of each individual student serve to create a classroom environment in which each student can shine.
 

Mrs. Faiga Rochel Bernikier Chumash & Beur Tefillah

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Mrs. Bernikier attended Bet Yaakov Teachers seminary in Jerusalem, and is completing her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Her teaching experience includes positions at Bet Yaakov D’Rav Meir and Deal Yeshiva. Mrs. Bernikier’s intriguing and fast-paced classes enable our students to develop the tools necessary to become lifelong learners while enhancing critical thinking and analytic abilities. She also serves as the grade adviser for our junior class.
 

Mrs. Rachel Beyda English & History

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Mrs. Rachel Beyda graduated with honors from Hadar Teachers' Seminary in Jerusalem. She has over a decade of experience teaching, most recently teaching the Regents track of English and History at Ateret Torah High School and B'not Rachel High School in Brooklyn. She is a recipient of the NYS Leaders of Tomorrow award. Mrs. Beyda combines a love for each student with a clear and down-to-earth teaching style, making her a highly sought after and respected educator.
 

Mrs. Batsheva Blum Ivrit

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Mrs. Bobby Braha Studio Art

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Mrs. Bobbie Braha attended Brookdale Community College and Touro College. She also received teacher certification through Torah U’Mesorah. A talented and creative artist, Mrs. Braha has taught art at Hillel Yeshiva High School, and is currently teaching art at Ilan and Bet Yaakov in addition to running private art classes in her home for adults and children. Mrs. Braha is known for her beautiful wall murals and magnificent Judaica paintings. Her work has been displayed at several community art shows, and at the Monmouth Festival of the Arts. Mrs. Braha enjoys helping the Ilan students tap into their creativity and develop their artistic skills.
 

Mrs. Devorah Cohen Chumash & Beur Tefillah

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Mrs. Cohen earned her teaching certification at Bet Yaakov Seminary and served at the helm of a free tutorial program. A beloved and well-respected member of the Ilan faculty, Mrs. Cohen focuses strongly on skill building and inculcates strong Torah values in her students. Her exuberant classroom presentation fosters a love for learning and trains our students to discover the questions of the mefarshim and an enhanced awareness of their methodologies. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Mrs. Cohen serves as a grade adviser for our sophomore class.
 

Mrs. Sara Cohen Math 

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An alumna of Ilan High School, where she graduated as salutatorian, Mrs. Cohen holds teacher certification from the New Seminary, a bachelor's degree from Adelphi University, and a master's degree from Daemon College. She also holds New Jersey State Certification in Education and Special Education. A dynamic, connective, and engaging educator, Mrs. Cohen runs a highly interactive classroom in which students explore key concepts in Jewish thought. She is a beloved role model for the Ilan students.
  

Mrs. Keke Abadi Science

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An Ilan alumna and valedictorian, Mrs. Abadi earned her bachelor's from Excelsior College in Liberal Arts. In addition to teaching at Ilan, Mrs. Abadi has experience teaching chemistry and algebra in other community schools. Her exciting lessons and enthusiastic delivery motivate her students and make her classroom the ideal learning environment.
 

Mrs. Leah Freifeld STEM & Nutrition

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Ms. Jamie Haleva English

 

Mrs. Kathy Heitz Math & Science

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Mrs. Molly Hazan Chumash & History

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An alumna and valedictorian of Ilan High School, Mrs. Hazan earned her bachelor's degree from Adelphi University and master's degree from Daemon College. She has participated in extensive training as a teacher of AP Political Science through the College Board. A participant in the University of California Santa Cruz teacher mentoring program, Mrs. Hazan brings innovative techniques and new media technologies into her classroom, using the tools of the present to shine light on the past. Mrs. Hazan, our ninth grade class adviser, is a beloved teacher and a wonderful role model for our students.
 

Mrs. Lauren Kadi Math

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Mrs. Lauren Kadi is a veteran math instructor with a stellar record in preparing students for the SAT exam and enhancing their mathematical understanding through cutting-edge instructional methodologies and concept-based instruction. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics and education from Rutgers University and worked in the prestigious Marlboro school system as well as in a private practice for standardized test preparation before joining the Ilan High School faculty.

 

Mrs. Dorit Kanik Hebrew

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Mrs. Miriam Kassin Spanish

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Mrs. Kassin holds a bachelor's degree in speech communication from California State University, where she minored in Hispanic Languages and Culture. With a focus on language immersion, Mrs. Kassin gives our students the tools to speak, read, and write in Spanish, and provides them with the skills necessary for the SAT II in Spanish Language. Her enthusiasm for her subject and love for her students create a vibrant and engaging classroom atmosphere.
 

Mrs. Sarah Khdideh English

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Mrs. Chava Konigsberg Science

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Mrs. Shoshana Kops Science

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Mrs. Shoshana Koslowitz Chumash

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A graduate of the BJJ Teacher’s Seminary, Mrs. Koslowitz earned a Bachelors degree in General Education and is completing a Masters degree in Education from Empire State College. She has taught both Judaic and General Studies in Bais Yaakov d’Rav Hirsch and MAYHS high schools and works as the program director of Camp Ahava. A native Hebrew speaker with exceptional mastery of Tanach, Mrs. Koslowitz excels in giving her students the tools to attain textual proficiency.
 

Mrs. Zeldy Lubin Science

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Rabbi Moshe Malka Hashkafa



 

Rabbi Eli Mansour Inyanim B'Chumash

The Rabbi of the Ahi Ezer Torah Center and a most popular and sought-after lecturer in our community, Rabbi Mansour is a very valued member of the Ilan faculty. His weekly classes are eagerly anticipated by all as he unfolds complex topics throughout Tanach and extracts their timeless messages. His creative and dynamic presentation fosters clarity and long-term retention.
 

Miss Elyse Missry Computers

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A graduate of Ilan High School, Ms. Missry has studied art, computer graphics and photography at Brookdale College and the New School for Social Research. Her gentle manner and clarity of instruction make her an approachable and beloved member of our computer room staff. Ms. Missry focuses on ensuring that each student has the computer skills to navigate today’s ever expanding technologies.
 

Mrs. Chava Peymer Art

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Mrs. Aline Phuzaloff Hebrew

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Mrs. Ahuva Reichman English & History

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Mrs. Reichman earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology and holds a master's degree in political science from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, where she received a prestigious graduate fellowship. Mrs. Reichman also holds NJ State certification. A veteran educator with a vibrant personality and wonderful rapport with her students, Mrs. Reichman served as an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College and a research assistant at Queens College. Before joining the Ilan community, Mrs. Reichman was on the faculty of Manhattan High School for Girls, where she taught English, AP History, and Political Science.
 

Mrs. Mozelle Safdieh Jewish Outlook

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Mrs. Safdieh holds a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and attended graduate school at the New School for Social Research. A teacher of Taharat HaMishpacha and Shalom Bayit in the Sephardic community for over fifteen years, Mrs. Safdieh brings a wealth of experience and insight to her inspiring classes. Through exploration of key topics relating to character development and midot, Mrs. Safdieh provides our students with building blocks for their roles as Jewish women.
 

Mrs. Renee Semah Navi, Beur Tefillah, Woman of Valor

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A graduate of the Ateret Torah Teachers Seminary, Mrs. Semah is a talented and sought-after educator. The text comes alive in her dynamic and thought-provoking classes, as she inspires the students to mine the timeless nevuah shehutzrecha ledorot from their studies. Mrs. Semah’s innovative Woman of Valor course is a highlight of the senior year, training our young women to use the role models of the past as a template for their future. As coordinator of our extracurricular programs, Mrs. Semah brings joy and excitement to life at Ilan.
 

Rabbi Reuven Semah Halachah

Rabbi Semah, a highly regarded and respected Rabbi and Posek, received his Rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Porat Yosef in Jerusalem, and currently serves as the Rabbi of Congregation Magen Abraham in West Long Branch. His highly applicable lessons enable students to incorporate his teachings into their lives, and his availability at all times to answer their queries and provide guidance is a highlight of the Ilan experience.
 

Mrs. Elana Shemueli Computers & Psychology

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An alumna and former valedictorian of Ilan High School, Mrs. Elana Shemueli is a valued member of our faculty. She holds a bachelor's degree from Adelphi University and has undergone extensive training in computer programs and applications. A former participant in the University of California at Santa Cruz/Avichai Foundation JNTP program, Mrs. Shemueli stays on the cutting edge of technology and pedagogy to ensure that our students receive a first-rate computer education.
 

Miss Rivka Shemueli Computers

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An alumna of Ilan High School, Miss Shmueli is savvy in all things computers. She received her Certification in Graphic Design from Brand Right. Miss Shmueli was also mentored in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel. She is currently teaching the Juniors Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator in preparation for creating their yearbook next year.
  

Mrs. Chana StamlerEnglish

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Chana Stamler received her BA in English Literature from Empire State College. She has created reading and writing workshops and literature programs focusing on comprehension, analysis, and interpretation. Her writing workshops included teaching the dynamics of writing short stories, poetry, book reviews, and literature essays.
 

Mrs. Bayla Stein Math

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A veteran member of the Ilan faculty and a member of Ilan’s math department since our school’s inception, Mrs. Stein is a dedicated master teacher with a deep knowledge of her subject material and an exceptional clarity of presentation. Holding a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Cleveland State University and teacher certification from Yavne Teacher’s College, Mrs. Stein is continuously upgrading her repertoire with expanding technologies.
 

Mrs. Chaya Stein Math

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Mrs. Vicky Tawil History

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Wednesday, September 25th

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October 7th