Golda Och Academy Appoints New Upper School Principal

Rabbi Elliot Goldberg has been appointed Upper School principal at Golda Och Academy.

WEST ORANGE, NJ —Golda Och Academy announced this week that it has appointed Rabbi Elliot Goldberg, who has more than 20 years of experience working in Jewish day schools, as the new Upper School Principal, effective July 1, 2018. 

“I am thrilled to be welcoming someone of Rabbi Goldberg's caliber into our Golda Och Academy community,” said Adam Shapiro, Head of School at Golda Och Academy. “I have no doubt that he will complement our talented leadership team and inspire our dedicated faculty. A day school graduate himself (Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD), Rabbi Goldberg understands first-hand what it means to study in a rigorous dual curriculum, and we are confident that these experiences will help him to best connect with and motivate our students.” 

Goldberg has served as Head of School at the Solomon Schechter Day Schools of Greater Hartford and Greater Boston, and was a founding member of the leadership team of the Chicagoland Jewish High School (now the Rochelle Zell Jewish High School).

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He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University, where he is writing about the teaching and learning of rabbinics in Jewish day schools. Additionally, he is a consultant for the Legacy Heritage Instructional Leadership Institute (formerly the Jewish Day School Standards and Benchmarks Initiative) of the Davidson School for Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has spent a lifetime of summers at Camp Ramah (New England, Wisconsin, California, Berkshires and Israel) and is a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Ramah in New England.

After completing an A.B. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, Rabbi Goldberg received a Wexner graduate fellowship to study at the Jewish Theological Seminary where he earned a master's degree in Jewish education and rabbinic ordination. He is also a graduate of the Senior Educator Program at the Melton Center for Jewish Education at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Day School Leadership Training Institute of the Davidson School (JTS).

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