Dear AYA families,

We have some more important updates about our AYA Atid (Future) Plan. As we continue to move our school forward, we will be sharing more details about how we’re transforming the

AYA experience.

Our upcoming AYA Atid (Future) Evening Update will take place in person on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in the Pollman Auditorium. During this live meeting, our board members will share information about the AYA Atid (Future) Plan, our school’s growth, and the head of school search, as well as answer questions from our community specifically about the plan. Following the meeting, a recap will be shared with community members and for those who can’t attend.

You will receive 2023-2024 enrollment information soon. Thanks to a subsidy from the Reinvention Foundation, we aim to avoid tuition increases, while simultaneously increasing our staff compensation. Further details about enrollment and tuition will be shared during the upcoming AYA Atid Evening Update.

Our Search Committee has identified excellent candidates for our Head of School position, and we look forward to introducing you to our first candidate: Rabbi Yotav Eliach. Rabbi Eliach will be visiting our campus and our community from Thursday, January 19 through Monday, January 23 to meet with our Search Committee and board members, and to get to know our students and faculty.

Rabbi Eliach is a lifelong educator and author who currently serves as the principal of Rambam Mesivta High School in Long Island, New York. He previously served as a core educator for the Write On For Israel Project, as principal of Machon HaTorah High School, and as an instructor at Yeshivah of Flatbush High School. For nearly twenty years, Rabbi Eliach was the owner and director of Camp Moledet, a six-week summer camp in Israel for American Orthodox Jewish teenagers. In 2021, Rabbi Eliach was awarded Outstanding Educator in the Diaspora by the World Organization of Orthodox Communities and Synagogues. Rabbi Eliach is the author of Zionism, Judaism, and the Land of Israel (2018), which was nominated for the National Jewish Book Award. 

As interviews advance, serious candidates will be visiting our school. Stay tuned for more opportunities to get an early look at our next potential leader.

There are exciting changes ahead for our school community, and we can’t wait to get started. 

We know that these changes will build upon our core mission: to provide an academically excellent and values-based education that inspires a lifelong love of Torah, higher learning, and the State of Israel in Jewish students of all backgrounds. 

Please be in touch if you have any questions.


David Radunsky

President, Board of Trustees