An Engaging Modern Orthodox Community
in West Orange, New Jersey

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Welcome to our new youth director Rivky Balser!  Rivky holds a double bachelors degree in Early childhood General and Special education as well as in Children and Youth Studies, which she received from Brooklyn College. She is currently in the process of receiving her Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Ed. from Bank Street Graduate school of Education. Rivky is NYS certified teacher and is certified under the board of education. She is a licensed paraprofessional and educator. 

Rivky has experience teaching and observing in a wide variety of places. She has worked at Hebrew Sunday schools, as a teacher at Mazel Day School for the past 5 years, as well as the director and leader of Shabbos youth groups in her previous shul in Brooklyn.  In addition, Rivky has worked with children with special need at ohel bais Ezra, in an ICT(half class special needs and other half general Ed) class in the New York City public Schools and at the CDC- Childhood Development Center also known as a therapeutic nursery school for special needs children.  Rivky is excited to interact with everyone at Ohr Torah and improve youth programming at Ohr Torah  drawing on her experience and studies.


You can reach Rivky at .