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.


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 November 2017