Language Department

Mr. Chaim Homnick (since 2012)

B.A., Liberal Arts, Excelsior University

M.A., Educational Leadership and Administration, Bellevue University

Teaches: English Language Arts, A.P. English Comp., English Lit

Mr. Homnick taught ELA and Algebra in Ner Israel Rabbinical College, and developed his own literature curriculum for 9th-12th grade that blends classic and contemporary literature while focusing on developing reading comprehension, literary analysis and writing skills. His 99th percentile scores on the SAT/LSAT prepared him to create unique curricula for training students to excel on SAT/ACT, and improve their college readiness.

Rabbi Boruch Danzger (since 2014)

B.S., Accounting, Sy Syms School of Business

M.S., Jewish Education, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, Yeshiva University

Teaches: English Language Arts

In addition to his academic credentials, Rabbi Danzger also received semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). He has previously served as a Limudei Kodesh Rebbe in HAFTR High School, an ELA teacher in Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (Breuer's) and currently serves as a Limudei Kodesh Rebbe in MTA.


Mr. Mordechai Avraham Hayman (since 2015)

B.A., Classics, Brooklyn College

M.S., Journalism/Religon Reporting with Ari Goldman, Columbia University

Teaches: English Language Arts

Mr. Hayman has taught English Composition/Research Paper writing, grammar and journalism at Nassau Community College full time since 2001 and has volunteered for many years as a tutor at the Writing Center. He also taught writing and communications full time at Marist College for five years. Mr. Hayman has served as a publications director, journalist and speech editor. At NCC for many years, he has taught college preparatory writing for high school students who failed to master writing and acquire critical thinking skills.

Rabbi Shlomo Drebin (since 1999)

B.A., Liberal Arts, Rabbinical Seminary of America

M.A., Education, Sacred Heart University

Teaches: Hebrew

Rabbi Drebin joined Ateres Yaakov after 14 successful years as a Rebbe in Fairfield, Connecticut. In addition to his classroom expierence, he spent many years coordinating extra-curricular activities, and also directs the Mintz summer day camp. Rabbi Drebin attended Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens and Yerushalayim, has semicha and a Master's Degree in education. Rabbi Drebin is a diplomate of the Torah Educator's Institute in Yerushalayim, and a graduate of the Torah U'Mesorah Principal Training Course.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:55