Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger

Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger is a rosh yeshiva at the Yeshiva Program/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies of Yeshiva University. Rabbi Neuberger is also the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield, N.J. Rabbi Neuburger is an authority on issues related to marital relationships and the purity of the Jewish home. He offers his services to help young men train for married life and prepare to build a proper Jewish home built on Jewish law and spirit. From 1986 to 1990, Rabbi Neuburger was spiritual leader of the Jewish community at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Jack D. Weiler Hospital. Rabbi Neuburger received semikha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University in 1979. He is a graduate of Yeshiva College, and earned an MA in psychology from Columbia University. Sample Titles Copyright in Jewish Law The Role of Parents and Teachers in a Student’s Life Decisions Scholarship and Scholarships: The Hidden Cost of Jewish Education Perspectives on Ramban and Minchat Chinuch Life Threatening Situations on...


Mrs. CB Neugroschl

Mrs. Chaya Batya (CB) Neugroschl serves as the Head of School at the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central). She is an educator with over twenty years of pedagogic, curricular, and administrative experience in both Judaic and General Studies. Before coming to YUHSG, Mrs. Neugroschl served as Assistant Principal and Co-Director of General Studies at SAR High School, where she introduced innovative curricular initiatives and special programming. Previously, Mrs. Neugroschl was the Director of Admissions at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, where she also taught Jewish History and Philosophy. Mrs. Neugroschl studied for two years at Michlala College for Women in Israel and earned her B.A. at Stern College for Women in 1993. She continued her studies at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, with a focus on History of Halakha and Medieval Ashkenaz. She received her M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 1998. Her Master’s thesis was entitled “The Nexus of Law and Spirituality in Maimonides’ Laws of Charity.” Sample Titles Kabbalat Hatorah as Per Moshe Rabbeinu, Rabbi Akiva and Rav Chiya Simcha Shel Mitzvah: An Ethos of Inclusion Rav Kook: A Religious Zionism of Inclusion Sukkat Shalom: Paradigms for Peace Rabbi Akiva: Master Teacher and Master Student Yom Kippur: When Less is More Yafta Elokim l’Yafet – Vayishkon B’Ohalei Shem: Can we Beautify Judaism with Greek Culture? The Historical Context of Chanukah and the Enemy Within Zman Simchateinu: Understanding the Happiness of Sukkot The Role of Memory in Jewish Thought and Jewish History The Role of Memory in Jewish Law and Jewish History Religious Zionism – A Difficult...


Dr. Chaim Nissel

Chaim Nissel, Psy.D. is the Director of the Counseling Centers of Yeshiva University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Previously, he has worked at YU for 14 years in various capacities, including school psychologist at the boy’s high school and Associate Dean of Students for Health Affairs. He holds a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University in NYC. He has lectured extensively on the topic of college mental health and has a specialty in suicide assessment and prevention. He has trained over 1000 clinicians about suicide risk and has presented at various international conferences, hospitals, clinics and universities in the U.S. and Canada. As a clinical psychologist, he has also worked with children and adolescents and their parents. Dr. Nissel resides in New Hempstead, NY with his wife and five children. Sample Titles Promoting Mental Health in our Community College Mental Health Sending your Child Off to College Parenting your College Aged Child Psychology and Judaism Getting your Preschooler to Sleep Managing your Preschooler’s Behavior Feeling Good Suicide Prevention in our Communities (Best Suited for Clinicians, Rabbis, Lay...


Dr. Steven Nissenfeld

Dr. Steven Nissenfeld is a clinical professor of management science at the Sy Syms School of Business of Yeshiva University. He joined the SSSB faculty after 27 years of experience in the field of human resource consulting as a partner of the Hay Group, a global human resource consulting firm. Dr. Nissenfeld has worked with CEO’s, top management and boards in diverse industries. He has helped organizations design and implement creative human resource management programs, strategies, plans, processes and systems to address the new competitive environment. He has extensive experience in managing and facilitating organizational and executive effectiveness, development, learning and culture change. Dr. Nissenfeld has directed large-scale, broad-based consulting engagements in all human resource areas, including: organizational analysis, competency design, staffing, selection, performance management, culture and attitude assessment, executive and managerial compensation design. He has spoken extensively at various national professional forums on ongoing human resource challenges confronting the business world today. Dr. Nissenfeld received his PhD in clinical psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in 1979....


Dr. Rona Novick

Rona Novick, Ph.D., is Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.  She received tenure after serving on the faculty at Azrieli for seven years.  She directed the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Doctoral Program in Jewish Education and Administration for the past 6 years.  Dr. Novick also holds the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values.  Dr. Novick is the Co-Educational Director of the Hidden Sparks program, providing consultation to day schools and Yeshivas, and holds a voluntary appointment in Child Psychology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Novick received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University and completed her doctoral internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.  She developed the Alliance for School Mental Health at North-Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center and served as its director for eight years, authoring the BRAVE bully prevention program for schools.  She is recognized for her expertise in behavior management and child behavior therapy and has published scholarly articles and book chapters on school applications of behavior management, special education, children and trauma and bully prevention and social emotional learning in schools.  She has delivered numerous presentations at national and international conferences, focusing on her research interests in parenting and parent-school partnerships, child anxiety disorders, social-emotional learning, special education and the behavior and development of young children.  She is the author of a book for parents:  Helping Your Child Make Friends, and editor of the book series Kids Don’t Come With Instruction Manuals. Sample Titles Kindling Spirituality -Keeping the Home Fires Burning Bullying, from Playground to Boardroom Jewish and Psychological Approaches to Loss, Trauma, and Consolation Bystander  Obligations – from a Jewish and Psychological Perspective Safe and Healthy School Environments Creating Caring Classrooms Thinking about Thinking – The Power of Metacognition Hakarat Hatov – The Positive Psychology of Gratitude and Jewish Parallels Developing Socially Responsible Children Building Resilience in Ourselves and Our Children Living in a Dangerous World – Coping and Managing Stress Including...

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