Language Department

   Mr. Zvika Bornstein (since 2019) 

Mr. Zvika Bornstein is a director, producer, playwright and songwriter in the Jewish entertainment world. He has written many songs for artists including Gad Elbaz, Dudu Fisher and Lipa Schmeltzer. Zvika also wrote and directed original stage plays such as American Collage, Dibuk and Talent 101, as well as directing many national tours. His most recent work is Yosef the Musical. His film credits as producer, director or choreographer include many Jewish music videos, concerts and shows viewed by millions internationally and including venues such as Broadway, Madison Square Garden and Warner Brothers Television. Zvika’s teaching background includes teaching Public Speaking at Touro College of Brooklyn, as well as running an Ulpan program in NYC.

   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.

   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. 

   Rabbi Shimon Spirn (since 2016)

B.A. Yeshiva University 

M.A. Jewish Education

M.S. Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology 

Over the past thirty years, Rabbi Spirn has been the owner of Enjoy Book Club for Jewish Children,organizing and managing book fairs all over the U.S., while teaching in numerous Yeshivas and public schools.

Last Updated on December 2019