MEET THE DRS TEAM

  • RABBI YISROEL KAMINETSKY
    ROSH HAYESHIVA
    RABBI YISROEL KAMINETSKY
    ROSH HAYESHIVA

    RABBI YISROEL KAMINETSKY, our founding Menahel, embodies the character traits and Torah ideals which we hope to instill in our students.  A graduate of Yeshiva University, where he was Valedictorian of Jewish Studies and a musmach of its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchonon Theological Seminary, he was hired immediately upon finishing his semicha as a Rebbe at Yeshiva University High School for Boys, his alma mater.  He then came to DRS where he has taught and served as a dynamic and beloved role model for all of our students.  His formal educational experience is complemented by an impressive array of informal educational experience – in New Jersey NCSY, Camps Mogen Avraham and Mesorah, as well as most recently, serving as the Mashgiach and Educational Director of the highly successful NCSY Summer Kollel in Bait Meir, Israel.  Rabbi Kaminetsky is known throughout the world of chinuch as an inspiring, caring and devoted educator and friend, whose ability to demand excellence from his students is eclipsed only by his love for them.  He has brought to the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys a vision for infusing the entire Yeshiva with that same spirit of Torah, warmth and academic achievement.

  • DR. GERALD KIRSCHENBAUM
    PRINCIPAL
    DR. GERALD KIRSCHENBAUM
    PRINCIPAL

    DR. GERALD KIRSHENBAUM, Principal of General Studies, has spent over forty years in education. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from New York University’s University Heights Campus and then pursued a Masters in Psychology at Temple University.  He completed his professional diploma in educational administration at City College and went on to complete a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School.   Dr. Kirshenbaum spent thirty years in the public school sector.   He was a building principal in Long Beach and New Rochelle and was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Schools in New Rochelle. As Assistant Superintendent, “Dr. K” wrote several federal grant proposals, one of which was the Federal Magnet Grant that significantly expanded the magnet offerings for students.  Dr. Kirshenbaum then began his career in Jewish education.   He was the Principal of Moriah School in Englewood, New Jersey and then the Headmaster of the Bi-Cultural Day School in Stamford, Connecticut.  Dr. Kirshenbaum has also taught in several graduate programs.   Most recently, he was an instructor in the doctoral program at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School.   He has been active in local organizations, having been the president of the Board of Education for over ten years of the Adolph Schrieber Hebrew Academy in Monsey.

  • RABBI ELLY STORCH
    ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
    RABBI ELLY STORCH
    ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL

    RABBI ELLY STORCH, Associate Principal of Judaic Studies has been with DRS since its second year.  He received semicha from Yeshiva University and studied at the Gruss Kollel in Yerushalayim.  He received a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and Administration from the Azrieli Graduate School of Education of Yeshiva University. In addition to being Assistant Principal of Judaic Studies, Rabbi Storch teaches Machshava (Jewish Philosophy) to all of our seniors.  He also serves as the Israel Guidance Director.  Rabbi Storch deals with all aspects of the Jewish Studies program, including implementing curriculum, supervising staff, and organizing special programs and events.  He also serves as a major guidance resource for all of our seniors and alumni.

  • RABBI ELI BRAZIL
    DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES
    RABBI ELI BRAZIL
    DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES

    RABBI ELI BRAZIL, Director of Student Activities, completed his Master’s Degree in Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University. His enthusiasm, energy and ability to get things done with warmth and a smile make him a natural choice as Director of Student Activities, and the 9th Grade advisor. Rabbi Brazil also serves as Chesed Director. Currently the director of OHEL’s Camp Kaylie, he was the head counselor of the Teen Program of Camp Mesorah as well as the director of Camp Morasha’s Sulam program.  Rabbi Brazil gets to know each freshman as he enters, and looks for appropriate extracurricular and chesed opportunities for each boy.  

  • RABBI ARYEH YUDIN
    DEAN OF STUDENTS
    RABBI ARYEH YUDIN
    DEAN OF STUDENTS

    RABBI ARYEH YUDIN, Dean of Students, studied at Yeshiva University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Azrieli and a Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Fordham University as well as Semicha from RIETS. In addition to teaching 12th grade Gemora, Rabbi Yudin oversees all aspects of the DRS Guidance team, including academic and general counseling.  His love and caring for every DRS Student shines through in all of his activities, be it in the classroom or at his home, where he frequently hosts his many talmidim.

  • RABBI NATAN FARBER
    DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE
    RABBI NATAN FARBER
    DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

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