Tampa Torah Academy
Meet our Administration
Rabbi Ariel Wohlfarth brings a wealth of teaching and administrative experience to Tampa Torah Academy together with his passion to teach Torah and to help each child fulfill their potential.
Originally from Los Angeles, Rabbi Wohlfarth studied in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Jerusalem and graduated from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in New York after studying there for eleven years. The yeshiva follows the mussar traditions of the previous generations focusing on the uniqueness and potential of every Jew, ethical refinement, and critical thinking.
Rabbi Wohlfarth holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership as well as Teaching and Administration Certificates. Rabbi Wohlfarth, his wife Tzivia, and his three children will be moving into the greater Tampa area in July 2022.
Rabbi Jeremy Rubenstein is an experienced teacher, instructor and outreach professional.
Originally from California’s San Fernando Valley, Rabbi Rubenstein spent over a decade in the East Coast studying in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens, NY, earning his Semicha and developing a passion for Harbotzas HaTorah. He holds a Masters Degree in Business as well as Teaching and Administration Certificates. Rabbi Rubenstein, his wife Sarah, and their four children will be moving to the greater Tampa area in July 2022.
Rabbi Moshe Dear
Curriculum Coordinator & Teacher Mentor
In his almost 40 years of teaching and school leadership, Rabbi Moshe Dear has earned a reputation for achieving academic excellence and teacher professional development. Rabbi Dear has presented educational workshops on a variety of topics related to classroom management, curriculum development, lesson planning and elements of instruction, and more. In 2013, he was recognized as a National Distinguished Principal in Washington, D. C. by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) . Rabbi Dear currently is the founder of an educational consultant group called Impact-Ed Consulting and works with schools and educators across the country.
Rabbi Elimelech Gottlieb, Ed.D
Rabbi Dr. Elimelech Gottlieb has been an educational and management consultant to schools around the country. He is the founder of GottLearning Educational Consulting and a senior consultant for Solved Consulting. Rabbi Dr. Gottlieb has also consulted to Jewish organizations such as the Yeshiva University Institute for University School Partnership, Torah Umesorah and UJA-Federation of Greater New York. He is also an adjunct professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro University.
1st Grade Judiac Teacher/ 5th & 6th Grade Teacher
Sara Rabinowitz is excited to bring her experience and passion for education to Tampa. She has a dual masters in education and special education and has been a classroom teacher for the past 12 years. With experience teaching both Judaic and Secular Studies in a number of grades, she looks forward to joining the team at Tampa Torah Academy.
Morah Anne Bruno
Nursery Teacher & Assistant for Early Childhood
Morah Anne Bruno has over 25 years in the education field. She is a mother of two grown children and loves spending time with her family. She is passionate about early childhood and believes that instilling a love for learning begins at the preschool level. She seamlessly incorporates learning into a fun, play-based, loving environment. She also shares her artistic skill with her students creating beautiful projects that are student driven. In addition to teaching in the classroom, she runs a successful summer camp in Boca Raton, Florida.
Mrs. Hindy Clyde grew up in Queens NY where she spent many years volunteering and dedicating herself to the children of her local community. Mrs. Clyde holds three Masters degrees, including a dual Masters in Education and Special Education from Mercy College. She also is an experienced Wilson trained reading specialist. Mrs. Clyde has nurtured hundreds of children as a teacher in various classroom settings and grades helping each child reach their full potential. Mrs. Clyde has spent her past five summers directing a successful day camp of over four hundred children in Queens, New York. Mrs. Clyde is looking forward to moving down to Tampa with her husband and three daughters and using her unique abilities and experience to help the children in the Tampa Torah Academy family to succeed and thrive.
Aliza Leiter, LMSW earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Touro College and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Aliza holds additional qualifications in working with victim of domestic violence and child and adult victims of sexual abuse, as well as certification in child and family welfare practice. Aliza has trained in various therapeutic modalities such as Person Centered Trauma Informed Care, cognitive behavioral therapy and brief strategic intervention. Aliza has past experience working with preschool through elementary age children in a school setting, children and families affected by illness, victims of domestic violence and adults suffering from mental illness. Originally from Los Angeles, Aliza has most recently worked as director of the Met Council Holocaust Survivor Program in New York City. Aliza is looking forward to relocating to Tampa this summer with her husband and 3 children and supporting the social emotional development of Tampa Torah Academy students.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Botnik
5th Grade Math Teacher
Rabbi Yerachmiel Botnik joins the Tampa Torah Academy's faculty from Queens, NY. Rabbi Botnik majored in accounting at Touro college, and spent over a decade learning in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim where he received Smicha. Most recently, he taught at Maayan Hatorah in Richmond Hill, NY.
Mrs. Elisheva Flom
1st Grade Judiac Teacher
Mrs. Flom taught in a high school in London for 5 years. She ran the extra curricular programs and arranged the schools yearly production. She also studied dressmaking and design in London academy of dressmaking and design. Additionally, she taught grades 9-11 for the city and guilds sewing qualification. She is excited to bringing her talents to TTA
Mrs. Tzivia Wohlfarth
5th/6th Grade English Teacher
Mrs. Tzivia Wohlfarth brings in years of teaching experience as well as a passion for English and Language Arts to Tampa Torah Academy. She has a Bachelors in Liberal Arts as well as a Masters in Accounting including being a CPA. Mrs. Tzivia Wohlfarth is excited to teach at Tampa Torah Academy helping the students reach their fullest potential, and to help them build a passion for English and Language Arts.