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Dr. Rayzel Yaish serves as Ma'ayanot's Director of Guidance. She earned a B.A. in Pre-Med and Psychology from Stern College, and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Prior to coming to Ma’ayanot in 2007, Dr. Yaish was the Director of Guidance at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Middle School. She has worked with teens for many years, as a Head Counselor both at Camp HASC and Camp Simcha. Dr. Yaish enjoys consulting and presenting workshops for a variety of local and national organizations on topics related to mental health, general health, the special needs population, communication, leadership, and the interface of spirituality and psychology.
Ms. Arielle Zomberg teaches Chemistry. Prior to joining the Ma’ayanot faculty, Ms. Zomberg was a science teacher at Bronx Collegiate Academy for three years. She served as a Teach for America corps member, having been selected from among approximately 48,000 applicants to commit to teaching for two years in an under-resourced public school. She has also been an AP Chemistry homeschool teacher and a research assistant in the Neuroscience Department of Rutgers University. Ms. Zomberg earned a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience from Stern College, and an M.S. in Teaching, with a major in Teaching Exceptional Adolescents: Grades 7-12, at Fordham University.