Rabbi Zev Schostak, Founder and Director

Rabbi Zev Schostak has served for nearly 30 years as director of pastoral care at the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Commack, Long Island. Before becoming a chaplain, Rabbi Schostak had a distinguished career as a teacher and principal at yeshiva elementary and high schools in New York and Michigan. Ordained in Jerusalem by Rabbi Yechezkel Sarna, Rosh Yeshiva of Hevron and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, he also holds an MA from the University of Detroit and has permanent certification as a New York State school administrator and supervisor. Rabbi Schostak has written extensively on end-of-life bioethics and the issues of aging in halachah (Jewish law). He served as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Medicine in Contemporary Society at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and was honored for his leadership and contributions to professional chaplaincy and Jewish medical ethics as the Rabbinical Council of America’s Healthcare Chaplain of the Year in 2012. His tribute to teachers, a poem entitled “In the World of Tomorrow” received national acclaim after its publication in Phi Delta Kappan, a leading educational journal, and American Educator, the quarterly of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz, Director of Education

Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz is a veteran day school educator who has published widely on curriculum, tefillah education, child and adolescent religious development, as well as religious parenting. He is author of the 2014 National Jewish Book Award-winning Koren Ani Tefillah Weekday Siddur: A Siddur of Reflection, Connection and Learning as well as a companion volume on Shabbat, Ani Tefillah Shabbat Siddur. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Koren Magerman Educational Siddur series and currently teaches Tanakh and Jewish philosophy at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck, New Jercey.

Rabbi Goldmintz, who was a Jerusalem Fellow, served in various capacities at Ramaz School for over 30 years, eventually serving as Headmaster. He received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and his Ed.D. from Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education at Yeshiva University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor.

Rabbi Eliot Feldman, M.A., M.S, Director of School and Community Outreach

Rabbi Eliot Feldman earned a B.A. at Yeshiva University with a major in psychology an M.A. in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an M.S. in curriculum development from Ferkauf (now Azrielli) Graduate School. He received Semikah from Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik at Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanan (RIETS). He is the Founding Rabbi of Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto, an orthodox outreach congregation.
He was Chair of the Tanach Department at the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT) where he was also the lead of the Jewish studies program to facilitate the entry at the high school level of students from public and private schools. He is licensed at the secondary school level in math and technology from the Ontario College of Teachers and has principal certification from York University in Toronto Canada. He has been Head of School at the Hamilton Hebrew Academy, Hamilton, Ontario and at the Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy, his alma mater, in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Currently he is the lead educator at LTB Creative Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm which provides educational services to schools and non-profit corporations. In addition to school curricula, he has published articles in professional journals including Jewish Educational Leadership, (Lookstein) HaYidion, (RAVSAK) and HaMechanech (Torah Umesorah).
"Forever the learner: ‘מכל מלמדי השכלתי מחברי למדתי ומתלמידי יותר מכולם