Dr. Devorah Rosenwasser
Rosh Hamichlalah, Rosh Machal
Dr. Rosenwasser, herself a graduate of Michlalah College, has been a member of the faculty since 1982. She holds a doctorate in education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education, where she also served on the faculty. In addition, she has held faculty appointments at Yeshiva University and Touro College. Dr. Rosenwasser has been Rosh HaMichlalah since 2004 and lectures in Michlalah’s Tanach and Education Departments. As Rosh Machal, she teaches all of our students and has a personal relationship with them through her classes, individual meetings, and her home hospitality.
Rav Avraham Lubarsky
Director of Academics, Lecturer
Mrs. Rivka Yudin
Director of Student Affairs, Lecturer
Mrs. Dina Schoonmaker
Senior Consultant, Lecturer
Rav Lubarsky was born in Ukraine and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He received semicha from R.I.E.T.S. and a master's degree from Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. In addition to his administrative role, Rav Lubarsky offers Machal students a broad selection of in-depth courses on Jewish philosophy and halachah. Rav and Mrs. Lubarsky, herself a Machal graduate, reside with their family in Ramat Beit Shemesh.
Mrs. Yudin, a Machal alumna, was a mechanechet in SKA High School in NY for a number of years before making Aliyah in 2008 and joining the Machal faculty. In addition to the various courses she teaches, Mrs. Yudin offers individual guidance for past and present students, both on campus and via Michlalah’s alumnae counseling hotline. She is also the director of the popular summer program for girls, Michlelet NCSY. She and her husband, a member of the Michlalah faculty, and their children live in Ramat Beit Shemesh.
Mrs. Schoonmaker holds a B.Ed in Tanach and English from Michlalah College, a master’s degree in Jewish history from Touro College, and a pending doctorate in sociology from UKF in Slovakia. She has been a member of the Michlalah faculty for over 25 years, and has an alumnae counseling hotline for Machal graduates. Mrs. Schoonmaker is also the founder of the highly acclaimed WomensVaad.com, an interactive teleconference personal-development program for women of all ages. She resides in Yerushalayim with her husband, Rosh Yeshiva of Shapell’s/Yeshiva Darché Noam, and their children.
Rav Chaim Pollock
Senior Consultant, Rosh Machal Emeritus
Rav Pollock has been a central member of the faculty for over three decades. He served as Rosh Machal for 25 years (and Rosh HaMichlalah for 9 of those years), and currently shares his extensive experience and expertise as a senior consultant to Michlalah. In addition, he teaches Machal Bet and holds appointments in Michlalah’s prestigious Men’s Program (Tochnit Ra”mim). He has semicha from Beis Midrash LaTorah and Rav Aharon Soloveichik zt”l and holds graduate degrees in educational administration, Hebrew literature, and pastoral counseling. He and his wife live in Bayit Vegan.
Tehila Greenblatt, a Machal alumna, is a graduate of Michlalah College and holds a master’s degree from Azrieli Graduate School. As a granddaughter of Michlalah’s founder, Rav Yehudah Copperman zt”l, she is proud to be part of the Michlalah faculty since 2000. In addition to her role as rakezet, she teaches Tanach courses and coordinates extracurricular educational programming, including yemei iyun and Shabbatonim around the country.