The new school year is quickly approaching, and with that, we all look forward to new beginnings and new opportunities. Gan Academy of Crown Heights has announced that Rabbi Moshe Lieblich will be joining the Gan Academy team as Director of the Gan Academy Yeshiva Division.
Rabbi Lieblich comes with almost twenty years of educational and leadership experience. His unique ability to think outside the box and redefine the status quo helped him create a school that teenagers are happy to go to and where the students love learning.
His focus at Gan Academy Yeshiva will be to create a culture of growth in three key areas, Love for Hashem, Love for the Torah and Love for every Jew. “When a child loves and respects their teachers, they will want to emulate them,” said Rabbi Lieblich. “When the focus of the class is mastery instead of finishing pages, they will develop a love for learning. When children are happy with themselves, they are more kind and caring to their fellow classmates,” he said.
In addition, Gan Academy has announced that Rabbi Zev Posner will also be joining the Gan Academy Yeshiva team. He will serve as the principal of the Gan Academy Yeshiva division. Rabbi Posner comes with eight years of experience both in the classroom and in leadership roles.
Together, Rabbi Lieblich and Rabbi Posner will oversee the enrollment of new and old students, ensuring that the right and qualified staff are hired, while also working in conjunction with curriculum director Mrs. Shaindy Schapiro to implement a continuum of the curriculum throughout the Yeshiva division.
“We are excited and delighted to have these two amazing leaders join our team,” said Board Member Mendy Cohen. “Rabbi Lieblich and Rabbi Posner in these leadership positions, together with the purchase of our new building, will g-d willing help to propel Gan Academy Yeshiva to new heights.”
All the Judaic studies at the Yeshiva are taught based on the directives of the Rebbe, and the academic goals are maintained by following the standards developed by the Menachem Education Foundation. The chol curriculum is based on the scope and sequence as mandated by the New York State Department of Education.
Outside of textbook education, Gan Academy Yeshiva focuses attention on teaching children from as young as two years old, to have good middos and strong interpersonal skills. Students are taught to value themselves, their peers and their teachers through thematic units, and arts such as sports and music. The rules of the school are to be kind and to be respectful. The school also runs a school-wide anti-bullying program with precautions in place as recommended by DASA.
“The Gan Academy Community welcomes Rabbi Lieblich and Rabbi Posner to the Gan Academy family, and wish them both much success in bringing the Yeshiva to a new level of achievement,” the board of the school said.