FYHS Faculty

No academic institution would be complete without top-notch, well-respected teachers, and this is an area where Fasman Yeshiva excels. We understand the value of a good teacher and seek only the best instructors for our students. Our faculty foster relationships with our students, creating a comfortable learning environment.

Administration

Rabbi Sam Biber
Social Science Department
samuel.biber@htc.edu

Kevin Coyne
English Department
coyne@htc.edu

Rabbi Aharon Gutstein
Student Special Services
aharon.gutstein@htc.edu

Rabbi Tzvi Haskell
Hebrew Language Department
Chair
haskell@htc.edu

Brian Hayes
Mathematics Department
Chair
hayes@htc.edu

Yarin Hayohamo
Hebrew Language Department
hayohamo@htc.edu

Greg Hotard
English Department
greg.hotard@htc.edu

Gavin Kark
Science Department
gavin.kark@htc.edu

Ari Kline
Mathematics Department
ari.kline@htc.edu

Gary Miller
Mathematics Department
miller@htc.edu

David Passman
Social Studies Department
passman@htc.edu

James Verdaguer
Social Studies Department
verdaguer@htc.edu

Michael Verderame
verderame@htc.edu

Michael Verderame is the Head Librarian at HTC and the Assistant Dean for Men\'s College Program. He teaches courses in poetry, composition, business writing, short story, British literature, business communication, social, legal, and ethical aspects of computing, school law, American government, speech, and Western civilization. His research focuses on British literature and the environment in the 18th and 19th Centuries. He has been recognized with a University of Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship, a dissertation prize from the University of Illinois Department of English, an outstanding essay prize from the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, and the National Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Collaborative Scholars Program.

He is the co-editor of a collection, New Directions in Ecocriticism, digitally published by the University of Illinois. His work has appeared in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Studies in Romanticism, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, College Literature, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Green Theory and Praxis, the Modern American Poetry Site, AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Climate and History, and Romantic Circles. He has presented his work in a number of venues, including the Modern Language Association, the Midwest Modern Language Association, the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, the International Conference on Romanticism, the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, and the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Rabbi Dovid Kupchik
dovid.kupchik@htc.edu

Rabbi Dovid Kupchik is the Menahel/Principal of the Fasman Yeshiva High School.  He is an accomplished educator and school leader. From 2000 - 2018, he served in various administrative positions at HAFTR Lower and Middle School on Long Island, NY. There, he supervised many aspects of curricula and teacher development. Before HAFTR, Rabbi Kupchik held administrative and teaching positions at Yeshiva Har Torah in Bayside, NY and Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ. He also received the Joseph Gruss Excellent Teacher award.

Rabbi Kupchik was an active member of his community on Long Island, serving on shul and communal committees. He received Semicha from Yeshiva University (RIETS \'92) and earned an MA from YU\'s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration (\'98). Rabbi Kupchik is an alumnus of Yeshiva College (\'89) and Yeshivat Shaalvim (’85 -\'87).

Rabbi Levy Sheinfeld
levy.sheinfeld@htc.edu

Rabbi Levy Sheinfeld (FYHS ‘97, HTC ‘01) is Rosh Chabura at Hebrew Theological College. As a student at HTC, Rabbi Sheinfeld served as valedictorian of his graduating class. He also studied at the Mirrer Yeshiva, Yeshivas Tiferes Yisroel and at Yeshiva Derech Hatalmud under the tutelage of Rabbi Chaim Ilson. Rabbi Sheinfeld also earned an MA in Educational Administration from Loyola University. Rabbi Sheinfeld received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg and from Rabbis Meir and Doniel Belsky of Yeshivas Tiferes Yisroel.

Rabbi Daniel Freund
daniel.freund@htc.edu

Before rejoining Fasman Yeshiva High School in 2022, Rabbi Daniel Freund served as the Principal of Yeshivat Kadimah High School in Saint Louis, MO. As one of the founding members of YKHS in 2013, Rabbi Freund played an integral role in developing curriculum, recruiting talent, and managing the school. In addition to his administrative duties, Rabbi Freund taught a wide range of Judaic subjects in his years at YKHS. 

Prior to YKHS, Rabbi Freund was the Assistant to the Principal and Dormitory Supervisor at FYHS. He received his Rabbinic Ordination from Lander College and earned his BA in economics from Yeshiva University. He also holds in MA in Educational Leadership from Bellevue University, and is an adjunct faculty member of Bellevue University’s Business School.

Rabbi Daniel Kanter
daniel.kanter@htc.edu

Rabbi Daniel Kanter, a native Chicagoan and third generation Yeshiva graduate, graduated from both FYHS (\'10) and HTC (\'14) before receiving his semicha from Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan (RIETS) and M.A. in Modern Jewish History from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He also later received an M.A. in Jewish Education from Touro University\'s Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Upon returning to Chicago, he was a Member of the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel before joining the staff of FYHS. In Rabbi Kanter\'s current role as Director of Student Affairs, his main focus is ensuring the spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being of every student at FYHS.

Rabbi Ari Zucker
ari.zucker@htc.edu

Rabbi Ari Zucker is a Rebbe at FYHS and Director of Academic Services. Originally from Livingston, NJ, he studied at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh in Israel, and then pursued a degree in Psychology at Yeshiva University, followed by Semicha at RIETS and an M.A. in Education at YU\'s Azrieli School for Education and Administration. Rabbi Zucker moved to Chicago to spend three years as a fellow in the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago, with an emphasis on teen learning and educational programs. Before moving to Chicago, he and his wife, Rebecca, worked extensively for New Jersey NCSY: founding a chapter in East Brunswick, leading chessed missions across the continent, running National Advisor Development, and crafting summer education curricula.

In his Academic Services role, Rabbi Zucker supports students throughout the school through academic accommodations and skills development. He works with the Student Services team to ensure every student\'s needs are met.

Rabbi Ephraim Goldman
egoldman@htc.edu

Rabbi Ephraim Goldman has been at FYHS for seven years, teaching shiur as a rebbe in the mornings, and in the afternoons, Rabbi Goldman serves numerous roles as a Mashgiach, Student Advisor and our Israel Guidance Coordinator. 

Rabbi Goldman and his wife Leora (nee Schayer) live in West Rogers with their four children. In addition to his positions at FYHS, Rabbi Goldman is also the Director of Community Education for TAG Chicago/Project Focus.