Yeshivat He'Atid Welcomes Rabbi Netanel Gralla as Head of School

The Board of Directors of Yeshivat He’Atid is thrilled to announce the hiring of Rabbi Netanel Gralla as our head of school.

Rabbi Gralla is well regarded in the broader Jewish educational community for his strong leadership, extraordinary vision, and warm connection with students and parents alike. Rabbi Gralla currently serves as Director of Special Services at Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys (DRS) in Woodmere, NY. During his nine years at DRS, he has worked hands-on with students while also developing interactive and engaging curricula, as well as mentoring teachers on the best strategies to use when working with students with learning disabilities. He previously worked as a rebbi at MTA and Central (Yeshiva University High School for Girls). Rabbi Gralla brings to Yeshivat He’Atid technological savvy and a deep understanding of how each individual student learns best, along with the heart, soul, and personal touch that is so critical to a 21st Century School.

In addition, Rabbi Gralla has extensive experience launching new start-ups. As Head Counselor at Camp Kaylie in Woodsboro, N.Y. – the first of its kind fully integrated camp with an equal number of typical campers along with campers with developmental disabilities – Rabbi Gralla was instrumental in designing the new and innovative camp, as well as supervising and mentoring staff. He oversaw more than 100 campers and implemented leadership training for staff. Rabbi Gralla is a trained crisis intervention counselor (a volunteer position) for Chai Lifeline’s Project Chai and over the past six years, he has been called on to speak with families, schools, and camps dealing with emotionally charged “crisis situations.” He gives a variety of shiurim in the Five Towns Jewish community including an early morning Daf Yomi shiur. Rabbi Gralla holds Master’s degrees in both Administration and in Leadership of Educational Institutions, with a specialization in curriculum design. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University where he studied Speech and Business Administration, and he is a graduate of YU’s RIETS Kollel. Rabbi Gralla resides in Cedarhurst, N.Y. with his wife, Batsheva, and their seven children.

Registration will open on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8:30 p.m. for the 2012-2013 academic year. We plan to open with pre-K through 2nd grade, based upon demand. Space is limited and priority will be given to earlier applications. We will send more detailed information on the evening of Nov. 1, along with the link to register your child(ren).

We look forward to welcoming you at our Open House on Monday evening, November 14 at 8 p.m. at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, 389 West Englewood Avenue. If you haven’t already registered, please do so today by clicking here. Feel free to share the link with family and friends.

Best Wishes,

The Board of Directors, Yeshivat He’Atid

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