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Our Educational Leadership


Rachelle Grossman

Director, Kaplan Cooperative Preschool and Early Childhood programs

Rachelle Grossman is the founding director of the Kaplan Cooperative Preschool.  Rachelle grew up in Jersey City. She has a BA in early childhood education from Rutgers University and an MPA in administration from City University of New York. Prior to working at the Kaplan Cooperative Preschool, Rachelle worked for 15 years at AHRC (an organization to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities), taught kindergarten in the Orange Public Schools, and taught preschool at Congregation B'nai Israel in Millburn. In 2000, she worked with a small group of USH members and Rabbi Scheinberg to create this special early childhood center.


See for more information about the Early Childhood programs at USH that are directed by Rachelle!


Amir Orbach

Director, Kaplan Learning Center

Amir was born and raised in Israel, in the city of Ra’anana. After completing his IDF service he moved to the United States to pursue a career in acting, first in New York and then in Los Angeles. He received his BA in Theater from The New School University in New York City, and his Masters of Education and Bachelors of Literature in Hebrew Letters from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

Amir is thrilled to be back on the east coast and serve as the Director of Education at USH.

As a dynamic educational leader,  Amir’s passion for Jewish learning and education stems from his love of learning and children. His background as a musical theater performer and student of theater and drama fostered his approach to integrating experiential education with a core commitment to Jewish knowledge and Hebrew language. Amir’s experience in the field spans more than fifteen years, including teaching and serving as an educational leader in a variety of formal and informal learning environments.

Amir is also a proud Father of little Evyatar, who will be entering Kaplan preschool this year.






Ruthy Tyroler

Administrative Director, USH

Ruthy is the first Administrative director at USH.  She began the position in 2019.  Ruthy graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.  She began her career working as a sales engineer which led to a consulting career helping companies develop software platforms to automate manual procedures.  Her last corporate position was as a product manager of the Stock Plan Administration platform at the Bank of New York Mellon.  Ruthy has presented at national and international conferences where she spoke and acted as a moderator on presentations and panels about encouraging and attracting millennials to invest in employee stock plans.  Ruthy was the president of the Hoboken Board of Education, where she served for 6 years.  This position allows Ruthy to utilize her career, volunteer and community action experience.




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