Bais Yaakov of Boca Raton (BYB) guides each student to become spiritually and academically equipped with the tools, passion and vision needed to cultivate her own unique role as a Bas Yisrael. In the spirit of Sarah Schenirer, BYB embraces the whole student, and focuses on her spiritual, emotional, and physical health alongside her academic success. A BYB student deeply values her personal connection with Hashem and her commitment to community, and she continues to nurture these connections as a life-long learner. At the end of four years, a BYB graduate is well prepared for her personal and professional life. She has been immersed in rigorous Judaic and General Studies curricula and has formed lasting and meaningful relationships with inspiring mentors, role models and growing peers.
Rabbi Noach Light
Rabbi Noach Light is the Mara D'Asra of East Boca Kehilla in Boca Raton, Florida and heads the Halacha program for both Yeshiva Tiferes Torah of Boca and the Boca Raton Kollel. Bais Yaakov of Boca is privileged to have Rabbi Light as our Moreh Derech, and we are grateful for his direction and guidance. The girls are also fortunate to have a weekly “Toras Chaim” discussion together with Rabbi Light focused on relevant and engaging Hashkafic topics.
Rabbi Binyomin Halpern Dean
Rabbi Binyomin Halpern, Dean of Bais Yaakov of Boca, is a graduate of WITS/Yeshiva Gedola of Milwaukee, Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim, and is a founding member of Kollel Madreigas Ha'adam. For a number of years, Rabbi Halpern served as community Rav at Cong. House of Jacob, Calgary Alberta. Aside from his responsibilities in the shul, he also served as head of the kodesh department, providing guidance and partnering with teachers and administrators at the local Calgary day school, Halpern Akiva Academy. A certified mohel, sofer, and shochet, Rabbi Halpern also brings his enthusiasm and expertise in practical halacha in giving BYB's halacha classes. Rabbi Halpern oversees many of the financial and technical aspects of BYB's operations, working closely with Mrs. Halpern and Mrs. Schiller in making the BYB vision a reality.
Mrs. Malka Halpern Menaheles
Mrs. Malka Halpern is joining the Bais Yaakov of Boca Raton staff as Limudei Kodesh Principal. With over a decade of experience in Chinuch Habanos as a teacher, administrator and community Rebbetzin, Mrs. Halpern is excited to embrace a new role and challenge. After graduating from Touro College with a dual major in Education and Special Education, and a Masters in Teaching Literacy, Mrs. Halpern discovered her true passion: teaching Limudei Kodesh. Known for her enthusiasm and warmth, Mrs. Halpern encourages her students to think, question and discover, deepening their understanding of Yiddishkeit and fueling their desire to grow as Bnos Yisroel. An insightful and innovative mechaneches, Mrs. Halpern has developed a curriculum that utilizes differentiated instruction to access learning and builds the girls’ skill bases, regardless of ability, while setting stellar academic goals and fostering independent learning. She looks forward to sharing her educational vision with the rest of the staff to create a nurturing school environment where every talmidah will be encouraged to reach ever higher.
Mrs. Shaindie Schiller
General Studies Principal
Mrs. Shaindie Schiller, a consummate professional, has over three decades of combined administrative and teaching experience in both Limudei Kodesh and General Studies. Most recently, Mrs. Schiller was the General Studies Principal at Bais Yaakov Machon Ora in Passaic. In that role, Mrs. Schiller ran a rigorous and comprehensive General Studies Department with many CORE, AP, Honors Level and College Level classes. She worked closely with the Limudei Kodesh Principal, mechanchos, college guidance counselor, seminary guidance program and oversaw all the technology programming for faculty and students. Prior to assuming her role as Principal, she taught Math at BY Machon Ora, Manhattan High School, BY of Ramapo and Yeshiva Darchei Noam of Monsey. Mrs. Schiller has the unique talent to reach students with a variety of strengths and needs. With the ability to explain concepts clearly and succinctly, as well as the patience to re-explain, Mrs. Schiller possesses not only the knowledge necessary to be an outstanding principal, but the ability and desire to connect with her students and her staff. Mrs. Schiller states that her goal as General Studies Principal “is to help empower our students and staff by establishing a learning environment based on accountability and responsibility. Every student has enormous potential and we aim to nurture and develop that potential so she can grow to be a confident and accomplished adult.”
Bais Yaakov of Boca Raton admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Bais Yaakov of Boca Raton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and school administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel, educational support employees, and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to Mrs. Malka Halpern and she will investigate the situation. Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to Rabbi Noach Light and he will further investigate the claims. Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted on site and on our web site at www.byboca.org. Failure to report actual or suspended cases of abuse is now a felony offense.