Meet Rabbi Goodman, Dean
Talk to anyone in this area and they will remember Rabbi Goodman. Remember how he helped them study Torah and guided them through their Bar-Mitzvah. He has helped guide the Jewish community through his many years of service. His name speaks simply and elegantly of his character. All would say he is a good man.
Born June 19th, 1930 in Brooklyn, Rabbi Goodman was schooled at Yeshiva & Mesivta Torah Vodaath and graduated high school in 1949. He attended Yeshiva College, earning a B.A in 1953 and then went on to earn a Masters Degree from Yeshiva University in 1960.
Rabbi Goodman started his career as a Hebrew teacher in Brooklyn in 1953. In 1955, he moved to Sullivan County to become the Rabbi of Congregation Ohave Sholem. At the same time, Rabbi Goodman starting volunteering his time to be a teacher at the Hebrew Day School. This soon grew until in 1958, Rabbi Goodman became Principal of the school.
Rabbi Goodman has had sermons and lectures published in the Manual of the Rabbinical Council of America and has been named "Man of the Year" by the Kiwanis Club. His presence provides the spiritual backbone that keeps the school going and growing.
A welcome from Rabbi Menachem Fruchter, Principal
Hebrew Day School provides a well-rounded, current, dual curriculum for children, Nursery through eighth grade. Our objective is to inculcate in our children the religious values, morals, and principles of Traditional Judaism and to emphasize the broad spectrum of secular knowledge they need to succeed in our modern society.
Our school is accredited by the Department of Education of the State of New York. We are a member in good standing of Torah Umesorah, the National Association of Hebrew Day Schools in the United States and Canada, as well as the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York.
The Hebrew Day School faculty consists of highly qualified and dedicated educators. The general studies teachers are certified by the State of New York and selected from among dozens of applicants. They are devoted to the school's philosophy, well trained and experienced in both individual and group instruction.
The Judaic studies staff is chosen from the Hebrew teacher seminaries and institutions of higher Jewish learning. Moreover, they serve as living examples of involved Torah Jews. Their success is due in part to their selfless devotion to perpetuating Jewish knowledge and life.
Welcome to our school. We trust your children will enjoy a successful year, and the parents will enjoy a year of Nachas.
Secular Nursery - Sharon Beck
Hebrew Nursery - Devorah Berlove
Secular Kindergarten - Chaya Zweiback
Hebrew Kindergarten - Devorah Berlove
Secular First Grade - Kathryn Riegler
Hebrew First Grade - Rivka Jearolmen
Secular Second Grade - Kathryn Riegler
Hebrew Second Grade Boys – Rabbi Adam Litt
Secular Third Grade – Kathryn Riegler
Third Grade Hebrew Boys- Rabbi Adam Litt
Secular Fourth Grade - Annette Farrell
Fourth Grade Hebrew Boys - Rabbi Adam Litt
Fifth - Eighth Grade English – Sharon Beck
Fifth - Eighth Grade Math – Annette Farrell
Fifth - Eighth Grade Social Studies – Ron Berlove
Fifth - Eighth Grade Science - Deanna Lickey
Fifth - Eighth Grade Girls Hebrew – Dimona Galli
Fifth - Eighth Grade Boys Hebrew - Rabbi Adam Litt
Accelerated English Literature - Chaya Zweiback
Library/Tutoring - Chaya Zweiback
Secretary / Computer Lab - Joanne Freeman