Ben Porat Yosef, a pre-k through eighth-grade yeshiva day school in Bergen County, has appointed veteran Jewish day school advocate Renee Klyman of Englewood as its new director of recruitment and admissions. She will begin at the start of the academic year in September and will report to Rabbi Saul Zucker, BPY’s head of school.
Ms. Klyman has spent the last several years spearheading the grassroots engagement division of the of the Orthodox Union’s Teach NJ, the political advocacy group dedicated to supporting the state’s Jewish day schools and other nonpublic school students. In that role, she helped engage students and parents in advocating for equitable government funding for New Jersey nonpublic schools. Before that, she was the office administrator at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School in Teaneck.
“From my years of working in Jewish education, the Ben Porat Yosef educational experience and the community it creates is so unique and special among the choices our families have for their children,” Ms. Klyman said. “Rabbi Zucker and the board have made BPY such a special place for the religious Tziyoni community and I look forward to working with parents and students to facilitate their coming to our school,” said Klyman.
Her appointment comes as part of a larger move to strengthen the administrative team at BPY. Last month, the school announced the hiring of new middle school associate principal Sarah Bartges.
“Because of her work with Teach NJ, Renee has a broad overview the education options available to families in our area, and a clear vision on why BPY is so unique,” Rabbi Zucker said. “She brings a wealth of energy and excitement to her new position, and we are thrilled that she will be able to leverage both skills and her experience in engaging with our community to BPY as we work to grow our school family.”
For more information, go to benporatyosef.org.