Head of School
Jason Feld, Head of School, came to NYHS in 2017 after 12 years at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles where he recently served as the Dean of Students. Jason is known for his cutting-edge pedagogy and for creating a nationally recognized Israel studies program. He earned degrees at New York University (Political Science), University of Baltimore School of Law (JD), and the American Jewish University (MA Education).
Dean of Academics
Lindsey is a teacher-leader who brings over a decade of experience teaching art, literature, and history at independent schools and nonprofits in Seattle. She brings researched-based best practices in curriculum and instruction and enjoys sustaining early career and experienced teachers alike through instructional coaching, mentorship, and school-wide professional development. Lindsey holds a B.A. in Art Education from Western Washington University and a M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction (focusing on Language, Literacy, & Culture) from the University of Washington.
Director of Judaic Studies - School Rabbi
Rabbi Naftali Rothstein
Rabbi Rothstein received rabbinic ordination from Kollel Meretz in Mevaseret Tzion and earned his B.Ed and Teacher’s Diploma from Lifshitz College in Jerusalem. He earned his M.Ed from University of Missouri, with a focus on Positive Psychology and Coaching. After making aliyah to Israel from Los Angeles as a teenager, Rabbi Rothstein attended Yeshivat Sha’alvim High School and the Hesder Yeshiva in Shiloh, and served in the IDF’s Golani Brigade. He was the OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus Rabbi at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus from 2008-2012. In addition to his passion for education and teaching, Rabbi Rothstein enjoys a variety of sports, hiking and spending time with his family.
Beth earned a Master’s Degree in counseling from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech. Beth was born and raised in the greater DC area, and prior to making her way out to the West Coast and joining NYHS, Beth was a school counselor in Virginia.
Director of Admissions
Beth was born and raised in the Seattle area and went to the University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Beth also heads up the marketing department at Sephardic Adventure Camp and currently serves on the Board of Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, She has a career background in project management and marketing communications, and is thrilled to be part of the NYHS team!
Director of Operations
Ms. Wiens joined the NYHS administration in 2017. Previously, she worked at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Services section. Ms. Wiens is a graduate of Western Washington University where she majored in Comparative Political Science and Canadian-American Studies.