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Rabbi Ira Budow
Rabbi Ira Budow has been the director of Abrams Hebrew Academy for the past 33 years. He began his tenure at Abrams when the school first moved from Trenton, NJ to Yardley, PA.  Rabbi Budow has devoted his entire career to Abrams and has assumed multiple roles at the school at various times. In addition to his substantial administrative duties, he teaches, has also coached the girls’ basketball team, brings his therapy dog, Domino, to school, and continues to supervise the 8th grade trip to Israel each year. Rabbi Budow is a well-respected leader in Jewish education and is an active participant in the Jewish community.
Rabbi Joshua Ottensoser
Associate Principal of Judaic Studies
Rabbi Joshua Ottensoser is originally from Baltimore, Maryland .He studied in Yeshivot in Baltimore, Scranton, and Jerusalem. He received his Judaic Studies teacher’s training and principal’s certificate through Torah Umesorah.  He is a certified Holocaust educator. Rabbi Ottensoser has received Simcha from Beth Medresh Gavoha in Lakewood, NJ.  He has been teaching at Abrams since 1996. He currently resides in Lakewood, NJ with his wife and five children. 
Mrs. Ellen Hartenstein
Assistant Principal & Secular Studies
My journey to Abrams Hebrew Academy was an unexpected one. I had recently graduated from SUNY at New Paltz with a Masters of Science in Education. I was married with a young family and teaching in the public school system as a Learning Specialist.   My husband’s job relocated us to Yardley PA.  What started out as a part time position soon became full time.  37 years later, I still am proud to say that I consider Abrams my second family and I consider it a privilege to serve as Assistant Principal of Secular Studies.
James Dorvil
Business Manager
Dale Sattin
Director of Development & Communications
Dale Sattin joined Abrams Hebrew Academy as Director of Development & Communications in 2010. A graduate of Temple University, Dale also earned a certificate in management from Princeton University and a fundraising certificate from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Dale worked at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School as Manager of Public Affairs for 13 years. She has extensive experience in development, event planning, and writing. Dale is also the proud parent of an Abrams alumnus.
Carol Wallace
Office Manager
John Palmer
Operations Manager