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Rina Zerykier

Known for her energy, vision, and professionalism, Mrs. Rina Zerykier joined Shulamith High School as the founding principal, committed to vibrant education both in and out of the classroom. Mrs. Zerykier is particularly passionate about creating a warm student culture, replete with creative teaching and broad thinking about curriculum planning and design. Always thinking outside of the box, she inspires students and teachers alike to improve and redefine education.

Mrs. Zerykier holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from Adelphi University and a master’s degree in political science from Brooklyn College. She completed the Educators Fellowship Program with Hebrew University and the ELAI Leadership Fellowship with Bar Ilan University. In addition, she attended the Modern Zionism seminar at the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel. Mrs. Zerykier attended the Harvard Principals’ Center and graduated the Day School Leadership Institute at the Davidson School for Education. She has over a decade of teaching experience, extracurricular programming, and teacher training at the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School. Mrs. Zerykier is a part of the North Woodmere community, where she lives with her husband and four sons.


Dr. Steven Lorch
Director of Professional Learning

Dr. Steven Lorch is the Director of Professional Learning at Shulamith High School. He previously headed yeshivot and Jewish day schools on three continents, including Ben Porat Yosef (NJ), Hartman High School (Israel), Mount Scopus College (Australia), and Akiba Hebrew Academy (PA). He also served as Senior Educator-in-Residence at Westchester Day School. He was a founding mentor in the Day School Leadership Training Institute and helped pioneer the use of protocols and critical friends groups within the community of Jewish day school leaders. He received his Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University and was awarded his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in philosophy from Rutgers College, his master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and his Ph.D. in Education from Columbia University. Working with people of varied ages and backgrounds both in New York and Israel.


Ms. Ricky Gaerman
Director of Student Learning

Ms. Ricky Gaerman is committed to developing a dynamic, student-centered, and positive learning environment where students grow, progress, reflect, and ultimately thrive as learners, young adults, and citizens of the modern world. While Ms. Gaerman is skilled at adapting research-based pedagogies to help students with diagnosed and undiagnosed learning differences meet their short and long term academic goals, Ms. Gaerman is also passionate about creating opportunities for all students to develop and refine their academic selves.

Ms. Gaerman holds a dual bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and a master’s degree in Literacy and Learning Differences from Teacher’s College Columbia University. Ms. Graerman is currently enrolled in Azrieli’s Executive Doctoral Program in Leadership in Jewish Education. Ms. Gaerman attended the Harvard Principal’s Center and Hidden Sparks trainings. She has years of experience working with students in both clinic and school settings, including HAFTR Middle School and Columbia University’s Dean Hope Center for Educational Services.


Rabbi Aaron Feigenbaum
Judaics Teacher, Educational Leadership Team

Using student-centered approaches, Rabbi Aaron Feigenbaum assists students as they grow into confident lifelong learners. Rabbi Feigenbaum makes every class relevant and therefore interesting, enlightening, and entertaining. Rabbi Feigenbaum is a musmach of RIETS, where he also earned a specialty certificate in halachic fertility issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yeshiva University, a master’s degree in Jewish education and a specialty certificate in educational technology from the Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration. Rabbi Feigenbaum brings decades of experience teaching Torah Sheb’al Peh, Chumash, Navi, and Halacha. Rabbi Feigenbaum previously served as the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Memphis, where he also taught at the Margolin Hebrew Academy. He is currently the Rabbi of the Irving Place Minyan.
COURSE: Halacha Chumash

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Rabbi Ya’akov Trump
Judaics Teacher, Educational Leadership Team

Rabbi Ya’akov Trump serves as the Associate Rabbi of the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst. He was recently involved as hub coordinator of the Shabbos Project in the Five Towns-Far Rockaway, bringing thousands of people together in raising the bar of Shabbos. Rabbi Trump teaches Halacha at the Shulamith High School for girls.

Rabbi Trump grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating high school, he spent several years in Kerem B’Yavneh in Israel, followed by Ner Yisroel in Baltimore. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Yeshiva University and has taken multiple actuarial exams. While completing Semicha at RIETS, he served as Rabbinic Intern in Kesher Israel DC, Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, and the Beth Din of America. He spent two years as Rabbinic fellow of the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago, creating new programs and shiurim. It is his mission to share with his students his passion for the Torah and its relevance in contemporary times. He and his wife, Malka, and their children, live in Lawrence.
COURSE: Halacha


Ms. Jenn Winkler
English Teacher, Educational Leadership Team

A passionate and creative teacher, director, writer, and mom (of four boys!), Jennifer Winkler is thrilled to join the faculty of Shulamith High School. Ms. Winkler has been teaching English, writing, and public speaking since 1999, most recently at HAFTR middle and high schools.

Ms. Winkler’s love of theater began in her early years as a student in Shulamith Elementary School, where she starred in the school play and arranged lunch time music and dance performances. Since then, she pursued this outlet with degrees in English, Writing, and Theater Arts. She worked for Playbill Magazine and was a featured writer for Playbill for twenty-two years, covering theater, entertainment, beauty, and fashion. Ms. Winkler has directed over fifty productions including “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,” “Oliver,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and her original production “A Starry Night on Broadway.”

Ms. WInkler’s eclectic career is marked by one aspect that she brings to every task – a vision that students are capable of setting and reaching goals greater than they can imagine. She feels lucky to witness this time and time again. She is committed to designing an atmosphere of inclusion, empowerment, curiosity, and fun, where learning is captivating, contagious, and continuous..
“All the world’s a stage,” so let’s put on the greatest show.
COURSE: English Writing Critical Thinking


Ms. Tobi Bain
Administrative Assistant

Hailing from sunny Miami, Ms. Tobi Bain has been working in school offices for over half of her life. Her easygoing and innovative approach makes her an asset to students, faculty, and parents. Ms. Bain has worked in Camp Sternberg and Camp Dina, bringing her creative talents to the forefront in a culinary program for teenageers and young adults with special needs. Ms. Bain has extensive professional experience as the school secretary for Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island and Be’er Hagolah Institute.


Ms. Evie Hoffman
Admissions & Communications Coordinator

Ms. Evie Hoffman was born and raised locally, in West Hempstead. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from LIM college, with a concentration in special events, where she was a member of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society. Shortly after graduation, Ms Hoffman relocated to Palo Alto, California. Situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, she began a career in marketing, communications and special events. After a seven-year stay in California, Ms. Hoffman, with her husband, Phillip, and their three daughters, moved back to New York. Ms Hoffman is excited to join the Shulamith team to manage all marketing and communications efforts, utilizing her experience and creativity.


Ms. Chavi Knobel
Operations Manager

Growing up in Manhattan, Chavi is no stranger to fast-paced environments. She enjoys sorting out complex logistical projects and has an excellent command of school operations. Chavi holds a master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College and has worked on many events for several nonprofit organizations. Chavi loves interfacing with people of all ages and is excited to join the Shulamith community as Operations Manager. Chavi currently lives in Far Rockaway with her husband and enjoys cooking in her spare time.


Ms. Shelley Adelson
Art Teacher

Ms. Shelley Adelson is a multimedia artist who focuses on creating a successful interplay between figurative and non-representational elements. Ms. Adelson’s goal is to teach her students how to combine technical art skills, the history of art and emotions, as a basis for creating original artwork. Along with creating, Ms. Adelson has taught art in Israel to underprivileged children through the Counterpoint missions and Art in Ort. She has also participated in painting a street mural in New York City, created props for major Broadway shows, and most recently worked in design. Ms. Adelson joins Shulamith High School for Girls to teach the freshman and sophomore art classes, direct the Studio Art program, and serve as the resident art expert. Ms. Adelson holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art with a focus in set design and art history, from Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

COURSES & CLUBS: Art Institute Studio Art Project Based Concept Art Graphic Design Design


Mr. Effie Allman
Science Teacher

Science isn’t just a subject to Mr. Allman; it’s also a way of life. Whether it is applied in a research laboratory, building a potato cannon, or cooking in a home kitchen, science is everywhere. The message that he wants to convey to his students is that science is not just a subject taught in a classroom, but part of everyday life. His passion for things like discovery, experimentation, entropy, and Murphy’s Law was sparked by the likes of Adam Savage of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters. As a teacher, Mr. Allman channels Savage’s high-energy personality and excitement for all things “science”, with the goal of having his students walk away with similar levels of enthusiasm for and appreciation of this great discipline.
Mr. Allman graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Farmingdale with a bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology and Society with concentrations in chemistry, biology, and psychology and a minor in business management. Currently, Mr. Allman teaches biology and forensic science at Mesivta Ateres Yaakov. Moving forward, he has his eyes set on pursuing a doctoral degree and an eventual career in the sciences.

COURSES & CLUBS: Earth Science Forensics


Ms. Devorah Avrukin
History Teacher

Ms. Devorah Avrukin is a passionate 21stcentury educator. Her first and constant priority is creating strong teacher-student relationships, which are key to a successful classroom. Ms. Avrukin brings her subjects to life by engaging students through their personal learning styles. Ms. Avrukin’s classes focus on developing the 21st-century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Bringing with her a strong background in curriculum development and execution, as well as programming and logistics, Ms. Avrukin is very excited to join the Shulamith community, teaching in both the middle school and high school. Ms. Avrukin holds a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University in English literature and a master’s degree in Innovative Education from Touro University. She has a decade of experience in education and community outreach from her time in the Silicon Valley of California.

COURSES: US History AP US History AP Global History


Ms. Miriam Berman
Judaics Teacher

Miriam Berman joins the Shulamith faculty seeking to spread her love of learning living Torah both inside and outside of the classroom walls.
Miriam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tanach from Stern College for Women. She earned a Master’s in Tanach from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Judaic Studies and is currently pursuing a second Master’s in Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. She has experience teaching post-high school women in various seminaries in Israel, as well as Camp Morasha’s Beit Midrash Program. Miriam made aliyah two years ago, and currently teaches in MMY seminary.

COURSE: Halacha

Ms. Sarah Leah Gulkowitz
Judaics Studies Teacher and STEM Advisor

As a member of both the Judaic Studies and Secular Studies departments, Ms. Sara Leah Gulkowitz’s passion to learn, inspire, and share Torah is maximized to contribute to the educational program at Shulamith High School.  Ms. Gulkowitz earned her Judaic Studies Teaching Certification at Michlalah Jerusalem College for Women and is completing her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Stern College for Women. Sara Leah was Division Head in Camp Sternberg as well as a special needs counselor at Kids of Courage.  Ms. Gulkowitz brings her broad array of knowledge and youthful spirit to Shulamith High School in order to enhance the educational experience and ruach of our girls.

COURSE: Halacha


Ms. Ettie Bersson
Learning Lab Specialist And Ap Teacher

Combining professionalism and passion, Ms. Ettie Bersson joins the Shulamith team as the AP Psychology teacher and Learning Lab Specialist. As a licensed social worker with the inner spirit of a teen, she strives to imbue her students with a love for learning and the feeling of success in a creative, enjoyable way. Through her involvement in various school functions and activities, Ms. Bersson is also excited to channel her love for Torah and ruchnius to inspire the students in their own spiritual paths. Ms. Bersson holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Mercy College and a master’s degree in social work from Long Island University. After working in various settings in the professional social work field, as well as working with teens in camp and school settings, Ms. Bersson is thrilled to join the Shulamith family.

COURSES & CLUBS: AP Psychology Student Government


Ms. Michelle Bistricer
Science Teacher

Teaching AP Biology, Michelle Bistricer joins Shulamith High School with a decade of experience in science education. While working at Torah Academy for Girls, Tichon Meir Moshe, and Bnos Bais Yaakov, Ms. Bistricer fine tuned t h e art of engaging her students in a passionate discourse about science. In addition to being a Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education STEM educator, Ms. Bistricer is well versed in AP Biology, Physics, and Earth Science. Ms. Bistricer is a proud Columbia University alum, with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in biotechnology.


Ms. Shira Botnick
Guidance Counselor

Ms. Shira Botnick’s warmth, creativity, and insight make her an asset to the Shulamith team. She develops and implements all aspects of our growing guidance department. Shira facilitates social- emotional development workshops and also meets individually with each student. Her holistic approach fosters a supportive atmosphere in which our students can flourish and actualize their potential.
Ms. Botnick holds a dual bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from Yeshiva University, as well as a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Brooklyn College. She is a licensed therapist with extensive clinical experience, working with people of varied ages and backgrounds both in New York and Israel.

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Ms. Raina Butler

Ms. Raina Butler is an enthusiastic part of our Studio Inna fitness team. With a master’s degree in Education and Special Education, as well as experience working with teens inside and outside of the classroom, Raina synthesizes creative exercise interventions with progressive didactic approaches. Raina has created an intensive fitness program for adolescent girls with a focus on team building that creates better confidence and self esteem. Her dynamic personality and unique academic pedigree have helped to solidify her reputation as a top local youth fitness instructor.
COURSES & CLUBS: Fit n Fun Dance


Ms. Ashley Cohen
Guidance Intern

Ashley Cohen is excited to join the Shulamith team as a member of our Guidance team. Ashley graduated from Indiana University with a major in fashion merchandising and design with a minor in creative writing. She received her master’s degree in school counseling from Queens College and is currently obtaining her advanced certification in mental health counseling from Medaille College.
Ashley Cohen is passionate about guiding, educating, and inspiring girls to become the best versions of themselves. She has written articles for various magazines and online forums, such as FYI magazine, Shabbat.com, and Aish.com, on topics such as self-esteem, body image, and confidence. She has also been a speaker on these topics, highlighting the beauty of a Jewish girl in her talks at the Aish Partners Conference and various Jewish schools. She can’t wait to continue her mission to empower girls by working at Shulamith!

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Ms. Leah Cohen
Science Teacher

In college, Ms. Leah Cohen majored in biochemistry, which allowed her to fuse her interests in science and behavior in order to understand the application of chemical principles in the human realm. She believes that science should be fun and accessible and that inside every student is a budding Marie Curie. Ms. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Barnard College, where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and won The American Institute of Biochemistry Award. She brings years of research experience at the Troy Lab at Columbia University Medical Center, providing our students with the hands-on tools they need to apply their scientific knowledge.
COURSE: Biology


Ms. Rivka Diamond
Judaics Teacher

After studying in Michlalah, Rivky graduated Stern College for Women with a B.A. in Psychology. As an undergraduate, she had the opportunity to take graduatelevel classes in both Bernard Revel School for Jewish Studies and the Azrieli School of Jewish Education while also taking part in the YUTeach Undergraduate fellowship as a cohort member. Rivky also served as a staff member of Michlelet NCSY.
After working in psychology research for a Jewish communal nonprofit for two years, Rivky is really looking forward to joining Shulamith this year, learning Navi with tenth graders, Chumash with eleventh grade, and getting to spend time with the ninth grade as a grade advisor.
COURSES: Chumash Navi


Ms. Dora Haar
Science Teacher

Dr. Dora Chana Haar’s love of chemistry began in her own tenth grade Regents Chemistry class. That class in many ways set the course for her academic and professional career. She went from Regents Chemistry to AP Chemistry, followed by two summers in a materials science laboratory at Stony Brook University. She received her Pharm.D. at Long Island University’s Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy. Throughout this journey, she has been passionate about tutoring and helping others through their chemistry coursework both on the high school and college levels. Dr. Haar is looking forward to sharing her love of chemistry with the students at Shulamith High School.
COURSE: Chemistry


Ms. Tamar Herskowitz
Math and STEAM Teacher

Born and raised in Far Rockaway and currently a resident of North Woodmere, Ms. Herskowitz brings with her a fresh approach to math. Ms. Herskowitz has a math degree from Brooklyn College and has previously taught in other high schools in our community. Ms. Herskowitz’s personalized approach with her students has helped her students achieve a 100% pass rate on the Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Regents. Ms. Herskowitz specializes in making certain that every student completely understands the material and gives each student the time she needs to fully master the course work.

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Ms. Amy Hiller
Yoga Teacher

Ms. Amy Hiller comes to us through Studio Inna to teach our students yoga. She holds certifications in the Kripalu style of Hatha yoga and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She is currently teaching women’s yoga locally at Studio Inna as well as at Peaceful Presence Yoga Studio. Amy has taught children and teens in school and camp settings and holds a master’s degree in education from Queens College. The physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga continues to inspire Amy to share her love of yoga with others.


Ms. Emma Katz
Judaics Teacher, Student Activities, and Learning Specialist

As a member of the Judaic Studies department, chessed coordinator, and the Learning Lab team, Ms. Emma Katz is involved in many aspects of learning at Shulamith, both in and outside the classroom. Ms. Katz graduated from the honors program at Stern College for Women with a bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies and a minor in Education. She is currently working towards a master’s degree in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.
Ms. Katz has a wide range of experiences with young people in both formal and informal educational settings, such as various summer programs. Most recently, she was the girls’ head counselor of Morasha Yachad. She is excited to bring her passion for sharing Torah and creative event planning to Shulamith!
COURSES & CLUBS: Navi Chumash Chessed Student Activities

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Ms. Tamara Klein
English Teacher

Ms. Tamara Klein is passionate about her love for English education. Ms. Klein’s love for reading began in her youth with Dr. Seuss books. She then graduated to anything she could get her hands on: newspapers, novels, and her parents’ now-obsolete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. She enjoyed every possibility of exploring literature from different times and places. In addition to teaching English, Ms. Klein coordinates Book Day and the mother-daughter Confidence Brunch.
Ms. Klein graduated summa cum laude from Queens College and further pursued her master’s degree in English at Queens College. She has several years of teaching experience, from Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio to Masores Bais Yaakov High School, and at Manhattan High School for Girls. As a seasoned teacher, Ms. Klein will be serving as a teacher mentor.
COURSES & CLUBS: Jewish History Shakespeare English


Ms. Rebecca Lopkin
Director of Performing Arts

As the Director of Performing Arts and Theater, Ms. Rebecca Lopkin teaches a public speaking core class to our freshmen, coordinates our fine arts Masterpiece program, and directs school plays and the Yom Hashoah production.
As the Artistic Director and founder of ENvision Theater, Ms. Lopkin brings a wide range of literary works to life, ranging from fairy tales to Chaucer.
Ms. Lopkin holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from New York University’s program in educational theater. She has over eighteen years of teaching experience in Jewish day schools.
COURSES & CLUBS: Public Speaking Deconstructing Culture iMovie Playwriting


Ms. Temima Miller

In addition to working as the athletics director, Ms. Temima Miller coaches our softball club and coordinates the logistics for our interschool athletic program. Originally from Israel, Coach T has immersed herself in sports: playing for the Israel Association of Baseball, coaching in camps, and competing in college softball. With a passion for chessed and Zionism, Coach T can be found supporting many of our high school programs.
CLUBS: AIPAC Softball Yom HaZikaron


Ms. Naomi Munk
Ivrit Teacher

Originally from Israel, Ms. Naomi Munk brings her passion for Hebrew and Zionism to every classroom she teaches in—a passion that resonates with her students. Ms. Munk’s goal is for every student to walk away from her classroom comfortable and proud speaking Hebrew. Her ultimate mission is for students to appreciate Hebrew as the language that is the foundation of our people, land, and religion. Ms. Munk achieves this goal through a rigorous curriculum that she has created and utilized in many schools, including Bruriah High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and most recently in Block Yeshiva High School in St. Louis. This curriculum includes a focus on the analysis of Hebrew literature, an absorption of Hebrew vocabulary through experiential education, and a study of Israeli history and culture.
Ms. Munk received her bachelor’s degree from Bar Ilan University and furthered her studies in Orot Teachers College in Israel. She has lectured frequently on pedagogical approaches to learning Hebrew in the United States and Canada. When not in the classroom, you can find Ms. Munk developing her other passions: exercising, taking (very long) walks, and sitting in coffee shops (while speaking Hebrew, of course!).
COURSES & CLUBS: Lashon Ivrit Hebrew Cafe Foundations of Judaism


Ms. Shifra Raskin
Math Teacher

Ms. Shifra Raskin was born and raised in Amsterdam, Holland and can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes. A life-long love of anything math-related has led her to join the faculty of Shulamith as a mathematics teacher. Ms. Raskin received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Stern College for Women and a master’s degree in Biostatistics from Columbia University. Ms. Raskin spent several years as a statistician in the healthcare industry before transitioning to a career in teaching. Ms. Raskin brings her passion and enthusiasm for working with teens from her time as head counselor in Camp Sternberg to her role as teacher and mentor in Shulamith.
COURSES & CLUBS: Algebra Trigonometry Computer Applications


Ms. Kelly Robinson

Ms. Kelly Robinson is excited and motivated to teach the game she loves. After completing her masters degree in England, she returned home pursue a career in sports and education. She is focused on sharing her love and appreciation for sports and health with athletes. Ms. Robinson received her B.A. in Social Work from Long Island University while playing for their division 1, women’s basketball team. After graduating, she moved to Newcastle, England for a year, where she played basketball and pursued her masters degree in Education: International Perspectives, with a focus of leadership and management.
From her time in England, in collaboration with her New York upbringing, Ms. Robinson has gained a new respect for teaching and empowering the youth. She started her own basketball training company, Fit4You Training, Inc. in order to pass on her passion for learning, sports and health, and make it enjoyable and engaging for all athletes willing to learn and develop their skills.
COURSES: Gym Basketball Track and Field Volleyball


Ms. Seffii Schofield
History Teacher

Ms. Seffi Schofield has a love of all things history. Ms. Schofield enjoys traveling and brings her journeys and imagination into her classroom. A theater enthusiast, she makes history come alive and compels students to question the past. It is Ms. Schofield’s belief that every student should be challenged and inspired.
Ms. Schofield graduated Summa Cum Laude from Queens College with a dual bachelor’s degree in History and Jewish Studies. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Social Studies Education at Queens College. After teaching in the NYC public school system for several years, Ms. Schofield is thrilled to be joining the Shulamith family.
COURSES & CLUBS: Global History ASL

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Ms. Miriam Siegel
Math Teacher

Miriam Siegel brings to her teaching a passion for educating students and a deep caring for each student’s individual success and growth. A certified math geek, she absolutely loves math and loves helping students to acquire essential skills. She experiences tremendous nachas when students who claim to “hate math” or to “be bad at math” actually end up proclaiming that “math is fun!” Ms. Siegel is continually fascinated by the different ways that students learn and she can teach concepts in a number of diverse ways depending on the unique needs of the student.
Ms. Siegel is New York State-certified in special education K-12, and mathematics education 7-12. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brandeis University and a master’s degree in special education K-12 and math education 7-12 from Hofstra University. She has over a decade of experience teaching math at the high school level to students with and without learning disabilities.
COURSES: Geometry Algebra Trigonomotery


Ms. Esther Wein
Hashkafa Teacher

Esther Wein has been teaching Jewish women for close to 30 years.
She is known for teaching subjects such as Parsha, Tefillah, Navi, and History on an intellectually advanced level, but gearing her shiurim towards students with all levels of education.
With a strong text based and philosophical emphasis, she strives to expose students to fundamental Jewish ideas and their eternal truths. Drawing on great masters spanning from the Midrash, Rambam, and Ramban, to more modern thinkers such as the Maharal, Ramchal, Rav Hirsh, her grandfather Rav Shimon Schwab, and LBLCT Rav Moshe Shapiro, she excites and inspires her audience with the ingenuity and profundity that is hiding just beneath the surface of the text.
COURSE: Hashkafa

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Ms. Bidy Winkler
Foreign Language Teacher

An incredibly fun and creative thinker, Ms. Bidy Winkler teaches foreign language at Shulamith High School. Ms. Winkler has taught for more than a decade in many educational institutions: including in New York City Department of Education, Queens College, Yeshiva University High School for Girls, and Stella K. Abraham High School. Her natural talent for teaching is apparent in her professional, inventive, and structured lessons. She is fluent in both Spanish and French. Ms. Winkler received a bachelor’s and master’s with high honors in Hispanic languages and literature from Queens College, where she was the president of the Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society.
COURSE: Spanish


Ms. Adina Wolf
Judaics Teacher & Mechanechet

Ms. Adina Wolf aspires to connect with and inspire her students through the embracing and magnetic force of Torah. A seasoned teacher at Shulamith High School, Ms. Wolf is excited to be teaching Navi and Roots (Jewish Philosophy) and leading the “Get Vocal” and “Chopped” clubs. An alumna of Michlalah Jerusalem College and Stern College for Women, where she majored in psychology and Judaic Studies, she combines a warmth for our girls with a passion for Yahadut and an enthusiasm for teaching. Ms. Wolf and her family live in Woodmere, where she serves as a Rebbetzin at the Young Israel of Woodmere.