Staff

Rabbi Ira Budow   Director 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. Leslie Kornsgold 
Associate Principal of Secular Studies

Leslie Kornsgold has been teaching at Abrams Hebrew Academy since 2005. She is known for her passionate love of social studies and her ability to pass on that enthusiasm (as well as organizational skills) to her students. Mrs. Kornsgold was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and is a graduate of Columbia College. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Rabbi Jay Kornsgold, and their three children, all Abrams Hebrew Academy graduates. Mrs. Kornsgold is an ardent Zionist and rabid supporter of the Philadelphia Phillies

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

Yvonne Carroll 

Office Assitant

Arielle Budow 

Website and Social Media Manager

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Judaic Staff

Sonia Arusy, 
Hebrew Language and Judaics 1st through 5th Grade
Dorit Borrus 
Hebrew Language and Judaics 5th through 8th Grade
Rabbi Chaim Tesser 
Judaics 5th through 8th Grade
Rabbi Joshua Ottensoser 
Judaics 6th through 8th
Rabbi Isaac Leizerowski 
Talmud 6th and 7th Grade
Chaya Blecher 
Judaic Studies Second grade
Raya Benhaim 
Hebrew Language Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Middle School
Bracha Feldheim 
Judaic Studies Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade
Ronit Rackowski 
Hebrew Language  Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Middle School
Zahava Razak 
Special Ed Judaic Studies All grades

Secular Staff

Leslie Kornsgold 
Social Studies 6th through 8th Grade, 2nd Grade General Secular Studies
Chris Konopka 
English 5th through 8th Grade
Joan Lamkey 
Math 6th thorough 8th Grade
Debbie Marks 
General Secular Studies 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade
Amy Hamacher 
Science all grades
Aubery Maks 
Instrumental Music
Dr. Donna Porwancher 
School Psychologist
Kevin Gowton 
Physical Education All Grades
Donna Moskowitz 
Art All Grades
Janet Zuazo 
General Secular Studies 1st Grade
Amanda Miller 
2nd Grade Secular Studies
Christine Chiantese 
Special Ed
Audrey Abramowtiz  
Literary Enrichment
Deborah Gailing 
Library

Pre-School Staff

Nusery Staff

Felissa Lane 
Dianne Stevens 
Vivian Shore 
Erica Apfelbaum 

 

Kindergarten Staff

Mrs. Arusy and Miss Miller