Rabbi Joshua Kahn
Head of School
Rabbi Joshua Kahn assumed the role of Head of School in July 2016. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva College, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, where he is completing his doctorate in education.
Prior to MTA, Rabbi Kahn served as the Associate Principal for Judaic Studies and Dean of Student Life at Torah Academy of Bergen County. He pioneered initiatives like the Senior Mentoring and Beit Midrash Programs and organized community programming and disaster relief missions. In addition, he has brought his classroom expertise to his Gemara and Chumash shiurim. He is known for building strong relationships with students and parents and succeeded in streamlining many administrative processes to make them more intuitive, transparent and effective.
Rabbi Kahn lives in Bergenfield, NJ with him wife, Tamar, and six children.
Rabbi Michael Taubes ‘76
Rabbi Taubes serves as the Rosh Yeshiva of YUHSB and has been involved in chinuch, both formal and informal, as a Rebbe, teacher and administrator for more than thirty years. He is also the author of The Practical Torah, a collection of presentations on halacha based on the weekly parsha and various scholarly essays in Hebrew and English which have been published in Torah journals. In addition, he co-edited the Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Machzorim and a Weekday/Shabbos Siddur with notes and commentary based on the teachings of the Rav, Harav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik, zt”l.
Rabbi Taubes has also taught at Yeshiva University’s Mechinah & IBC Programs and worked as a writer and editor for Art Scroll/Mesorah Publications. A graduate of Yeshiva College, Rabbi Taubes received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, having studied for several years under HaRav Soloveitchik, and holds a master’s degree in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He is presently the Rav of Kehillas Zichron Mordechai in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he resides with his wife and family.
Dr. Seth Taylor
Principal for General Studies
Dr. Seth Taylor serves as the Principal of General Studies and as an instructor in European and World History.
Dr. Taylor did his undergraduate work at City University of New York and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he was the recipient of a full scholarship from the American Friends of Hebrew University – Jerusalem. He received his Ph.D. in German History in 1989 from New York University and was the recipient of a scholarship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for research in Berlin, Germany. Shortly thereafter, he authored Left-Wing Nietzcheans: The Politics of German Expressionism, 1910-1920. After coming to YUHSB in 1988, Dr. Taylor took an interest into the history of our school, through which he authored Between Tradition and Modernity: A History of the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy.
Dr. Taylor resides with his family in New York City.
Rabbi Shimon Schenker
Rabbi Shimon Schenker, who currently serves as Associate Principal, has been teaching in YUHSB since 2001. He began as Rebbe in the PTACH program based at YUHSB and then transitioned to become the Director of YUHSB’s Learning Center as well as a beloved Maggid Shiur.
Rabbi Schenker has a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the Sy Syms School of Business of YU, an M.S. in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Education of YU, a Masters in Special Education from Herbert Lehman College CUNY and Rabbinic Ordination from RIETS of YU. He is also trained in the Orton-Gillingam Reading Remediation by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education.
Rabbi Schenker was the recipient of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education in 2013. He delivers Halacha shiurim and teaches chassan classes in Passaic, New Jersey where he lives with wife and family.
Rabbi Jon Green
Dean of Student Life
Since graduating high school in Baltimore, MD, Rabbi Green has devoted his life to teaching Jewish teens via experiential education. Before joining the YUHSB staff in 2006, he spent many years working for NCSY, most recently as the Long Island Regional Director. During the summers, he still runs NCSY Camp Sports. Rabbi Green initially joined the YUHSB staff as Director of Student Activities and his role expanded in 2015 to Dean of Student Life.
After High School, Rabbi Green attended Yeshivat Or Dovid, Yeshiva University, Touro College and Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv, where he obtained his rabbinical ordination. He also holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Bellevue University and is a proud graduate of the YU LEAD program.
Rabbi Green looks to Rav Kook, Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld, the Piacsezner Rebbe, and his students to help him become a better educator.
Executive Director – Tuition and Budgeting
Mr. Yoni Cohen serves as the Executive Director of Tuition and Budgeting for YUHS since 2014. Working closely with the upper management of Yeshiva University and the YUHS Board of Directors, the Executive Directors office ensures that all non-educational components of the schools are operational so that students, parents, and educators are in a safe and productive environment.
In addition, Yoni is the Director of Operations at Center for the Jewish Future at YU and oversees the logistical and operational components of the myriad of programs that the CJF runs annually. With a degree in accounting and business administration, Yoni was the Executive Director of Bnos Malka Academy of Queens for eight years and the Executive Director of the Sephardic Congregation of Kew Garden Hills for three years.
He, his wife Tzivia, and four children currently reside in Queens, NY.
Shuey Jacoby ‘02
A proud Lion, Shuey returned to MTA in his current capacity as Executive Director in December 2014, leaving his role at the Madison Square Garden Company where he served as Manager of Sales Operations within the Marketing Partnerships Group. After graduating the high school in 2002, he later served as a the YU Jesselson Family Presidential Fellow working primarily at MTA, as Director of Admissions from 2007-2009, and most recently as Director of Business Operations and Dean of Admissions for the 2012-13 school year.
In his current capacity, Shuey oversees non-academic areas of the school including marketing, admissions, recruitment, institutional advancement and budgeting.
Prior to his most recent role at MSG, he had served as Freelance Marketing Analyst for the organization and held various internship positions with the Washington Capitals, NY Mets, and Bloomberg Sports, as well as at MSG where he began in their Garden Scholars program.
Shuey also serves as Director of Development at the David Wright Foundation, a non-profit charity founded by NY Mets third-baseman David Wright to support and provide awareness for children’s causes in the NY and Norfolk, VA metropolitan areas.
Shuey earned his BA from Yeshiva University magna cum laude in 2006 and his MBA from the NYU Stern Stern School of Business, where he was designated a Stern Scholar and inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, in 2011. He also earned his MS in Sports Management from Columbia University in February of 2013.
Board of Trustees
- Miriam P. Goldberg, Chair
- Debra Abittan
- Rabbi Steve Burg ‘89
- Sharon Dane
- Dr. Felix Glaubach ‘46
- Alan E. Goldberg ‘72
- Alissa Horn
- Michael G. Jesselson ‘69
- David Ottensoser ‘86
- Aliza Wein Mermelstein
- Dov Quint ‘04
- Donny Rosenberg ‘02
- David B. Schwartz ‘94
- Yudi Teichman ‘85
- Louis Tuchman
- Harvey Wrubel