Prozdor Principal Named VP of North American Organization

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

August 6, 2008, New York, NY

Bess Adler, principal of the Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School at The Jewish Theological Seminary, has been elected vice president of the North American Association of Community Hebrew High Schools (NAACHHS).

NAACHHS is the umbrella organization for the field of community-based supplementary Jewish secondary education. It creates, supports, exchanges and disseminates innovative programs, curricula, best practices and resources to enrich Jewish education in member schools and provides professional development opportunities for directors of member schools. Launched in November 2006, 57 schools representing 9,000 students nationwide are members of NAACHHS.

Ivry Prozdor is a community Hebrew high school for students in grades seven through twelve that provides excellent college preparation and Jewish education to motivated students from any Jewish background, with any level of existing Jewish knowledge. Classes are taught by JTS rabbinical, cantorial, and education students, as well as by JTS and visiting faculty.

Principal of Ivry Prozdor High School for the past three years, Adler previously served as assistant principal and coordinator of its branch in Millburn, New Jersey. She has taught in numerous Jewish schools both in Israel and New Jersey, and served in the Israeli Defense Forces in the Golani Brigade. A doctoral candidate in the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS, where she earned her master’s degree, she received a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Registration for the fall semester of Ivry Prozdor is currently being accepted. For further information, contact Adler at (212) 678-8824.