RABBI YAAKOV SADIGH
Rabbi Yaakov Sadigh, HANC’s newly appointed Principal of the West Hempstead Samuel & Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School, has spent the last twenty years in the field of Jewish education, both as a teacher and as an administrator. He has taught Limudei Kodesh classes at Ezra Academy and at Yeshiva of Central Queens, where he was ultimately appointed Assistant Principal of Judaic Studies, grades 1-5, in 2004. He served in this capacity admirably for the next eight years.
Rabbi Sadigh has a Master’s degree in Education and Special Education from Touro College, Smicha from Yeshiva Nechamat Yerushalayim, and is currently finishing up his candidacy for a Master’s and Certification in School Building Leadership from St. John’s University.
Rabbi Sadigh prides himself on his ability to establish strong and meaningful working relationships with the parent body, his colleagues, and faculty, whom he has mentored and with whom he has collaboratively developed curriculum.
Most importantly, he has made a tremendous impact on many of the students he has taught over the years, some of whom he keeps in touch with as they have grown into adulthood. He frequently is asked to officiate at their weddings and other Smachot.
He is also a passionate speaker in the community where he has given many Shiurim over the years as well as directed learning programs at various congregations in the New York area.
Rabbi Sadigh and his wife, Carolyn, live with their four daughters and a son in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. Four of their children will be attending HANC this year.
Rabbi Sadigh looks forward to bringing his warm personality and strong leadership skills to the HANC family as he embarks on this new chapter in his career.
Barbara Deutsch has spent nearly her entire career in Jewish education. She taught history at the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle School, and then became the Middle School’s Dean of Student Affairs.
She was named founding Principal of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Middle School in Livingston, New Jersey in 2001, and served innovatively and with distinction there for eight years. The 120 mile round trip daily commute began to take its toll, and in 2009 she joined the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County to serve as Associate Principal of the West Hempstead Samuel & Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School.
In addition, for fourteen summers, Barbara headed a staff development program—Machon—at Camp Morasha where she trained future Morasha staff members, both male and female. Many HANC parents are alumni of this program and can attest to Barbara’s outstanding rapport with her charges, her staff, and her colleagues.
In her administrative capacity, Mrs. Deutsch has trained several current educational leaders who are serving in Jewish institutions throughout the country—in Los Angeles, Chicago, Teaneck, Livingston, and Riverdale—and she is a sought after educational consultant with expertise in student learning and behavioral issues (ADD, ADHD, PDD, focusing, etc.).
A product of Bais Yaakov, the Esther Schoenfeld Yeshiva High School for Girls, and CUNY, Mrs. Deutsch possesses an Advanced Certificate in Administration and Supervision and has twice participated at the Harvard University Principal Center, and has spent a summer training at the Lookstein Principal Center in Israel. She is also a coach at Hidden Sparks, “a non profit fund whose purpose is to help children with learning difficulties reach their full potential in school and life.”
Barbara and her husband Bob have three children and fourteen grandchildren, four of whom live in Woodmere, four in Toronto, and six in Jerusalem.