ESTHER EISENMAN of Woodmere, NY, has been appointed the new principal of Bruriah High School for Girls, part of the Jewish Educational Center (JEC) in Elizabeth. She will succeed Rabbi Joseph Oratz, who will make aliyah with his wife, Debbie, at the end of the school year after nearly 40 years with Bruriah.
Eisenman has been an educator and administrator for close to 20 years, serving most recently as principal of Midreshet Shalhevet in North Woodmere, NY, for the past decade. A graduate of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, she earned her law degree from New York University and received an MA in Judaic studies and an MS in educational administration from Baltimore Hebrew University. She is completing her doctorate in education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & Administration.
Eisenman will work with the Bruriah administration for the remainder of the current school year in preparation for taking the position officially for the 2020-21 school year.
JEC president Dr. Steven M. Singfer said the goal of the selection process was to choose a candidate “who embodies Bruriah’s values and has a vision for the future that will enable each and every student to succeed.”
“It is an honor and privilege to be a link in the chain of this legendary institution,” said Eisenman. “It is exciting to work with such an accomplished team of leaders and educators to take Bruriah’s strong foundation of spiritual growth and academic excellence into the future.”