New Head of School Announcement
Dear Parents, Faculty, Staff, Friends, and Family of Berman,
It is an incredibly exciting time for the Berman Hebrew Academy community as we announce that Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan will become our next Head of School. We are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Dr. Kastan to the helm of our amazing educational leadership team beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.
After a very intense ten-month search process, Rabbi Dr. Kastan emerged as the clear choice for Berman Hebrew Academy. His demonstrated history of improving academic programs through innovative and inspirational educational visions, his firm commitment to Modern Orthodoxy, his dedication to Torah learning and spiritual engagement, his rigorous pursuit of excellence with both students and faculty, and his proven track record helming the administration of a large multi-division day school make it clear that he brings exceptional talent and passion to our extraordinary team.
Please read (or re-read) Rabbi Dr. Kastan’s bio, which includes his extensive educational and professional accomplishments. We are thrilled to be bringing all his knowledge and experience to Berman.
Our community has long been inspired by Berman’s mission. In no other place can the commitment to both comprehensive Modern Orthodox growth and a rigorous general education be felt as it can within our walls. We are deeply proud of the school that so many have helped build for nearly 75 years -- a school of excellence that focuses on our five core values: תורה (Torah), חכמה (wisdom), דרך ארץ (personal conduct), ישראל (love of Israel), and אחריות (personal responsibility).
Rabbi Dr. Kastan will lead the next period of growth and transformation at Berman. We are looking to the future with optimism and enthusiasm.
Though Rabbi Dr. Kastan’s tenure will officially begin in July 2018, count on him visiting several times in the coming months. Please extend your own warm welcome as he and his family, including his wife Kara and their four children, prepare to join our Berman family.
A hearty yasher koach is due to our entire Search Committee, who devoted the time and effort needed to successfully secure bold new leadership for Berman.
Mazal tov to the entire community on this incredible hire and on a bright future for the Berman Hebrew Academy!
Dave Sloan, President, and the Board of Directors of Berman Hebrew Academy