By COLlive reporter
United Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Ocean Parkway (ULYOP), the long-running Chabad boys school in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, has announced the appointment of Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum as Educational Director.
Rabbi Rosenblum is joining the school’s leadership team as part of its recent wide-ranging transformation in approach, faculty, student body and facility to provide excellence in Chassidishe Chinuch.
In his new role, Rabbi Rosenblum will draw upon over 30 years of experience in chinuch to help the yeshiva continue to enhance both the content and implementation of its curriculum, providing guidance to both administrators and teachers to ensure success in the classrooms.
He will do this by observing classes, meeting with teachers, analyzing assessment data, and continuing to develop the yeshiva’s growing curriculum.
Rabbi Rosenblum serves as the principal of Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh, which has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. He will continue in that role and divide his time between Pensylvania and New York.
An innovative educator and administrator, Rabbi Rosenblum founded the International Sefer HaMitzvos Competition and authored the Sefer HaMitsvos booklets. He also worked with leading educators and scholars on the ground-breaking Gemara Berura teaching methodology.
“It’s not every day that a yeshiva gets an opportunity to add such an expert mechanech to its team,” commented Rabbi Yaacov Sebbag, Principal of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Ocean Parkway. “Every day we’re making progress toward the type of curriculum that is at the heart of our yeshiva’s vision, and Rabbi Rosenblum is really going to help us accelerate that process.”
He said the school prides itself on teaching with a high level of intentionality. “One of the defining aspects of the yeshiva is its efforts to clearly identify and track each talmid’s progress in the many text skills,” Rabbi Sebbag said.
“That includes comprehension skills, yedios, and hashkafos needed in order to smoothly progress from learning Kriya in Pre1a to finishing eighth grade feeling prepared and excited to learn Gemara, Halacha, Chassidus, Chitas, Rambam, and more in mesivta.”
Rabbi Sebbag said: “The yeshiva is confident that having Rabbi Rosenblum on staff will contribute significantly to the fulfillment of this vision.”
For more information, visit www.ulyop.com