Mesivta Yam HaTorah is excited to welcome the following new faculty members for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
Rabbi Yosef Jaffe, Halachah, B’kius, and Chumash Rebbe, originally from Passaic, New Jersey, went to Chofetz Chaim affiliates for 3 years following high school before learning in Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh the past seven years. During that time, he has assisted the younger beis midrash students, helping talmidim enhance their learning, as well as being a mentor and role model. Rabbi Jaffe’s proficiency with in-depth Torah learning and intuitive understanding of human nature, especially teenagers, coupled with his approachable nature, will truly enable him to reach and uplift our students. He will be assisting the Iyun shiurim in addition to teaching Halachah, B’kius, and Chumash.
Rabbi Tzachi (Yitzchak) Diamond, Director of Programming/Student Activities, has a wealth of experience connecting with students across all age groups and creating ruach and exciting programs. He is currently a rebbe and Director of Development at Ezra Academy, where he has been since 2016. He has been involved in the administration of many day camps since 2012. He will oversee and administer our student council and bring his dynamic personality, enthusiasm, and creativity to elevate the programming and ruach at Yam HaTorah to a new level.
Rabbi Shmuel Lemann, teacher, has been teaching in various elementary schools as a rebbe since 2014. He is currently the Rabbi of Torah Center of Hillcrest, where his lectures and shiurim are sought after. He received his Master of Education Administration degree from Loyola University in Illinois and his s’michah from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim. Rabbi Lemann will be teaching Psychology and Public Speaking to the 12th Grade, which will be offered in conjunction with Touro College.
Mr. Daniel Feit, Mathematics, is completing his Bachelor of Economics from Queens College where he has earned a spot on the Dean’s List with exemplary academic performance. Daniel has been tutoring math and giving Regents Examination and SAT crash courses since 2015, where he has successfully helped his students perform well on exams. He will be teaching 10th grade Geometry and 11th grade Trigonometry, as well as an optional class once a week to reinforce and refine students’ math skills.
Mr. Justin Stark, Social Studies, has worked for the past 17 years as an educator in the NYC Public School System as a Social Studies teacher and Assistant Principal. Mr. Stark is a graduate of Queens College with a BA in History and a degree in Secondary Education, and from Touro College, where he earned his MA in Educational Leadership. Mr. Stark has had the pleasure of teaching in multiple yeshivos, including Yam HaTorah in 2014 and 2015. He is an experienced teacher with a track record helping students grow in their literacy skills and perform at high levels on the NYS Global and US History Regents Exams.