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Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy Welcomes New Administrative Team Members

The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy is pleased to announce the arrival of three new members to our administrative team.

Rabbi Elisha Paul is Hebrew Academy’s new Associate Head of School. Rabbi Paul was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and holds a Masters degree in Education Administration in addition to his Orthodox Rabbinic ordination. Involved in Jewish education for 20 years, Rabbi Paul was the Head of School in Yeshiva Atlanta High School for the past five years and has also worked in a variety of capacities in ECE through Grade 12 Jewish Day Schools in Seattle and Montreal as well. Rabbi Paul and his wife Alissa have four children: Nassan, age 19, who attends Derech Eitz Chaim Yeshiva in Israel post high school; Elan, age 15, who is in the 10th grade at the Hebrew Academy Fana Holtz High School; Batsheva, age 12, attends the Hebrew Academy Charlotte Rohr Middle School; and Yaffa, age 7, who attends Hebrew Academy Miriam Stern Rosenblatt Elementary School.

Mr. Henri Torres is the new Director of Operations at the Hebrew Academy. Born and raised in Miami, Mr. Torres graduated from FIU and participated in an ROTC Commission at the University of Miami. Serving as a Company Commander for an attack helicopter company and still holding the rank of Captain in the Inactive Reserves, Mr. Torres has a vast background in logistics and management. As an operations manager for a national corporation before joining the Hebrew Academy as a social studies teacher last year, Mr. Torres has also been involved in the field of education for over 35 years working as a counselor for children in the homeless community as well as teaching art to adults and senior citizens. The Hebrew Academy is proud to have promoted Mr. Torres from within for this newly created position.

Rabbi Avi Bossewitch is the new Dean of Academic Affairs. Previously he served as the Director of the Middle School at the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA, where he also taught Talmud and Chumash to grades 7-12. Before that, he was a teaching fellow at the Rabbi Soloveitchik Institute. Rabbi Bossewitch received his Semicha from RIETS and his masters in Jewish Education from the Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration. Rabbi Bossewitch is living in Miami Beach with his wife Shuli and their four children, Leora, Tova, Moshe, and Avraham.


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