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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Learning at New England Jewish is a transformative and joyful experience thanks to our remarkable teachers.  Both our faculty and staff are drawn to NEJA because they want to inspire students with love and excitement for learning, which they themselves model every day. Our teachers seek to make a difference in every child’s life.


Administration & Front Office

Esther EisenmanHead of School
Rabbi Zev SilverECC & Lower School Principal/Middle School Judaics Principal
Emily WallachOffice Manager/Executive Assistant
Chana Leah BackusDirector of Admissions
Theresa SmithDirector of Finance
Amy BobinskiAdministrative Assistant


Tracy Ajello
Rabbi Benjamin Berman
Joann Bosco
Chris Farnham
Rabbi Josh Forgosh
Leah Forgosh
Susan Forrest
Milana Gesin
Cathy Green
Shaindel Hecht
Mindy Jeremias
Rabbi Gedalyah Jeremias
Laura Kish
Debbie Kotler
Marc Kotler
Donna Lorenzo
Roger Katz
Naomi Nevo Ben-Ari
Julia Samuels
Gabriella Schachter
Alexis Schmitt
Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss
Helen Schwartz
Maya Schwartz
Rabbi Aharon Skoglund
Gitel Sorkin
Arielle Stein
Adam Wilkinson
Betty Wizenfeld
Lorie Zackin

Support Staff

Sal DiloretoMaintenance
Chris Pettit, RNHealth Office
Julia SamuelsSocial Worker
Mindy JeremiasLearning Center

New England
Jewish Academy