Nesanel Fishman

Nesanel Fishman in the Head of Informal Education at YTA. During the summertime, Nesanel has worked in Camp Moshava in numerous roles including Division Head (Rosh Eidah) for three summers, and now in his current role as “Rallash”, Director of Campus Operations. Recently, he completed his Master’s degree in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate […]

David Kantor

Mr. David Kantor grew up in Minnesota. He studied mathematics and has a Master’s degree in Mathematics education. David made aliyah in 2008 and has been teaching at YTA since 2011. When not teaching or spending time with family, David can be found running or biking the streets of Jerusalem or the surrounding mountain trails. […]

Rabbi Jeremy Spierer

Rabbi Jeremy Spierer has been with YTA since 2012 as the Ram for the 11th or 12th grade. In addition to teaching limudei kodesh, Rav Jeremy directs the efforts guiding our students in their post high school options – Yeshivot, Mechinot, etc. Before making aliyah with his family in 2011, Rav Jeremy taught at Yeshivah […]

Yoav Cohen

Yoav Cohen has a BA in Hebrew and Middle Eastern Studies from Hebrew University, as well as an MA in Hebrew Language from Hebrew University. Yoav prepared native Israeli students for their Bagrut (Matriculation) Exams in the “Gymnasia – Jerusalem” and through the Kidum Company.  He has taught Hebrew as a second language at the […]


Elisheva Cohen

Elisheva Cohen has taught and prepared students for their Bagrut exams in History and Civics for 16 years.  She earned a BA in History of International Relations at University of Toronto and a Teacher’s Certificate at Bar Ilan University.  Previous to teaching at YTA, Elisheva taught at Djinogly High School, Evilina De-Rothschild and Or Torah-Stone, […]

Mrs. Frada Ben-Pazi

Mrs. Frada Ben-Pazi was born in New York, and at the age of eighteen came to study for one year at Michlala – Jerusalem College for Women. She has been in Jerusalem ever since. She has a B.Ed. in mathematics and computer science from Michlala, a M.Sc. in science education from Hebrew University, and has […]

Rabbi Joel Cohn

Rabbi Joel Cohn Earned a BA and Semichah from Yeshiva University.  He studied with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik for five years.  His professional career began at the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School and continued at SAR Academy.  At SAR, Rabbi Cohn served as Assistant Principal and then as Principal for 22 years.  Since making Aliyah, […]


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Rav Ya’akov Lubin

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Dr. Chanina Kass

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Yisroel Silverberg

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Ricky Citroen

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David Chase

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Jenny Pittleman

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Avi Lazovski

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Yitzchak Geller

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Rabbi Bezalel Borstein


Rabbi Bezalel Borstein is the founding principal of Y.T.A. He has over twenty years of experience in teaching and administration. His warm, approachable manner helps students to feel comfortable speaking to him about almost any issue.

Mr. Arik Singer

Assistant to the Principal

Mr. Arik Singer currently holds the position of Head of Informal Education & assistant to the principal. He has been working in Jewish youth education for the past 13 years in both the country of his origin, Australia and here in Israel. Prior to making Aliyah in 2008 with his young family

Alex Minken

Alex Minken earned a BA in Political Science at Rutgers University.  Subsequently, he studied for 2 years at Yeshivat Shalom Rav in Tzefat and then at Yeshivat Tiferet Moshe (Tzefat) where he was also dormitory counselor.  He is a licensed tour guide from the Ministry of Tourism.  Alex teaches Eretz Israel Studies at YTA and […]