Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Update From He'atid

He'atid sent out the following letter (cropped).  I think Ora will be a great addition.  From what I hear she was very well liked and very productive at Bat Torah.  And it's nice to hear lots of parents are willing to take a chance on a new school with a new model.
Dear Parents,
Yeshivat He'Atid has been making tremendous progress over the past few months, in preparation for our Fall 2012 opening. Rabbi Gralla is in the process of interviewing dozens of fabulous educators; we hope to issue an announcement shortly about some of these new hires. On the operations front, we are succesfully preparing the building on South Washington Avenue and gaining all needed certifications. We're thrilled to announce that due to increased demand, we plan to open a third pre-K! Please let your friends and family know that there are still spots available.

We are extremely pleased to welcome Ora Kornbluth to the Yeshivat He'Atid family. As Director of Business and Operations, she will be handling all of the day-to-day operations of the school. Ora brings to Yeshivat He'Atid nearly two decades of experience working in Jewish day schools. She worked for many years as the Director of Student Activities at Bat Torah Flatow Yeshiva High School in Paramus, N.J, where she had administrative responsibilities. She has also served as the COO of Sensation NY, a pediatric OT and sensory gym located on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. For several summers, she has worked as an Assistant Head Counselor for Camp Regesh. A sports lover at heart, Ora is an Official Statistician for CBS Sports and is part of the game day support staff for the National Football League. She currently serves as a Councilwoman representing the borough of Bergenfield, N.J. She holds a bachelor of arts in economics from Yeshiva University.