About Us

Our Mission

RPRY empowers thinkers and enriches souls.

A pillar of the Jewish community in Central New Jersey for 75 years, the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva instills in students a love of Torah, the Jewish people, and the Land and State of Israel. We value all wisdom as part of a Torah worldview and educate children to achieve their highest potential, develop self-reflective and creative minds, and embrace their diverse learning styles. As a warm community of learners, we cultivate students from early childhood through eighth grade who are independent and inclusive, caring and confident, engaged members of society and faithful servants of Hashem.



Rabbi Michael Ribalt

Head of School

Rabbi Ribalt is a graduate of Yeshiva University. He pursued advanced rabbinical studies at YU for three years and then earned semicha Yoreh Yoreh from Yeshiva Madreigas HaAdam under Rabbi Faskowitz. He has an M.S. in Jewish education from the Azrieli Graduate School, a certificate in leadership and administration from YU, and a certificate in the art of leadership from Harvard University’s Principal Center.

732-572-5052 Ext. 223



Mr. Benjamin Klein

Chief Financial Officer

Benjamin Klein comes with 10 years of experience in major auditing firms including Loeb & Troper and Grant Thornton. His most recent position was as an Advisory Manager at Grant Thornton within the Strategy and Risk (NFP) department. There he managed multiple teams working on advisory engagements around risk evaluation and strategic solutions for a wide array of not-for-profit institutions, performed internal audits and consultations around new product launches, and developed multi-year financial plans and projected financial statements.

732-572-5052 Ext. 207



Mrs. Chana Luchins

Principal, Elementary School and Learning

Mrs. Chana Luchins is the principal of General Studies at Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva. She is a New York and New Jersey certified teacher and a New Jersey certified supervisor who holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the Graduate School of Education at Touro College and a Supervisory Certificate from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Mrs. Luchins has also completed the Hidden Sparks and YouLead leadership programs.
Mrs. Luchins has extensive expertise in many areas, including as a reading specialist, a constructivist and metacognitive math teacher, social emotional learning, as well as in the thoughtful incorporation of blended learning and STEM initiatives. She has provided professional development and mentoring in a variety of capacities.
Mrs. Luchins began teaching in 1995 and has worked with students from Early Childhood through Grade 12, including college-level coursework, in both General and Judaic Studies. Schools where Mrs. Luchins worked include Manhattan Day School, Magen David Yeshiva, and SAR Academy, where she taught for eight years prior to moving to Highland Park.
Mrs. Luchins joined the RPRY family in 2008 and is the proud parent of four RPRY graduates, and one current student. She is a passionate learner and consummate student who particularly enjoys delving into works of mussar, reading high quality literature, and writing, especially poetry.

732-572-5052 Ext. 205



Rabbi Yaacov Feit

Middle School Assistant Principal

Rabbi Feit is a well-respected and distinguished educator with decades of teaching and administrative experience. He joins us after 14 years at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, as a dedicated Middle School and High School Rebbe. For the past nine years he served as the Director of Judaic Studies and Director of Judaic Studies Enrichment. In those roles, students benefited from improved/increased academic initiatives, student engagement, culture, and student registration. His responsibilities also included promoting school policies and procedures related to student discipline.

732-572-5052 Ext. 203



Mrs. Ilana Bohm

Director of Guidance

Mrs. Ilana Bohm has a masters degree in social work from YU Wurzweiler School of Social Work and is currently working toward a PhD in Social Welfare. Before joining the staff at RPRY, Mrs. Bohm was the guidance counselor at Solomon Schechter Day School for 5 years. She has also taught Beit Midrash at the Pre Collegiate Learning Center, coordinated the JTeam teen philanthropy program at Jewish Federation, & was a program facilitator for JFCS teen leadership program. Mrs. Bohm has been the guidance counselor at RPRY since 2013, where she meets with students individually and in groups to support their social emotional growth. Mrs. Bohm facilitates weekly Second Step lessons in grades K-4 and social skills groups in 2nd & 3rd grade. She also liaises between outside therapists and the school. Additionally, Mrs. Bohm is the advisor for the 8th grade yearbook and coordinates Shabbatonim and relationship building programs throughout the year.

732-572-5052 Ext. 211



Sara Fischer

Director of Admissions and Development

732-572-5052 Ext. 204


Board of Governors

Executive Committee

President – Jordan Kaplan
Vice President Finance – Josh Goldstein
Vice President – Binyamin Cooper
Vice President – Ethan Wasserman
Vice President – Marninah Hersh
Vice President – Leslie Ostrin
Treasurer – Barry Levinson
Recording Secretary – Hannah Farkas

Immediate Past President – Tova Renna

Chair of RPRY Plus – Teri Sofair-Fisch
Chair of Education Committee – Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg
Chair of Trustee Council – David Stern


Mark Abraham
Abby Eserner
Sara Haarburger
Ilan Levy
Avi Maza
Gil Reich
Barry Schechter
Moshe Sheldon
Masha Sherman
Sara Welner

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