Judaic Studies Principal, Grades 1-8

Rabbi Monczyk is a lifelong educator with a wide range of experience in the field of education. He currently is the General Studies Principal of Yeshivas Rabbi Chaim Berlin and has been in that capacity for 11 years. He has also served as the Assistant Principal for the four years prior to becoming Principal. He is a leader in the camping world and has served as a Rebbi in both general and special education settings for many years. After spending three years studying in Yeshivos in Eretz Yisrael, Rabbi Monczyk went on to earn his bachelor’s degree with a dual focus on Psychology and Education. Since then, he has earned a Master of Science in Education and School Building Leadership from St. John’s University. He currently resides in Cedarhurst with his wife and 3 children. 


Director of Preschool, Director of Admissions

Mrs. Caroline Wilk grew up and was educated at the Hasmonean School and at university in England. She arrived in the U.S. in 1976 after spending 5 years in Israel working at Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. She started at Shulamith in 1988 as a teacher and became the Early Childhood Director/ Director of Admissions in 2012.


Director of Student Services

Mrs. Gitty Fleisher has been a part of Shulamith School since 1981 where she began as a sixth grade math and science teacher after receiving her B.A. and M.S. in Education from Brooklyn College. She was instrumental in opening the resource room in 1988, and became principal of the Middle School in 2007 upon receiving certification from C.W. Post – L.I.U. in school administration. Currently, in addition to being in charge of the day to day running of the middle school, and teaching math in grades six and eight, she is Director of Students Services, making sure that all students receive whatever services they need or are entitled to, thereby ensuring their success in school.


Principal | High School

Penina Karp has been the principal of Shulamith High School since 2009. She comes to this position after extensive teaching and administrative experience in the arts and sciences. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from NYU in Chemistry, Hebrew, and Educational Leadership. She is a research chemist with strong leadership skills and a broad base of knowledge in both general and Judaic studies.


Executive Director

Liz has been with Shulamith since 2012 and we couldn’t be more pleased with her progression within the school. As a Shulamith graduate, Liz came back and joined the team in the business office. With hard work and dedication, she continues to move up within the school. She now holds the Finance Director Position where she keeps our financial records in order and works hand in hand with the Treasurer and Tuition Committee. In addition to her excellent experience here at Shulamith, Liz has over 10 years of work experience with varying responsibilities that make her a perfect fit for this critical role in the school. Liz has a B.S. in Business Management & Finance from Brooklyn College.  Her participation in various projects in Schools and the Banking world give her the skills that will continue to enhance Shulamith’s team's effectiveness and follow through.  



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