We are pleased to announce the opening of the:

Aleph Academy

Excellence in General and Jewish education

Opening September 2025

The Aleph Academy provides Jewish children OF ALL BACKGROUNDS with uncompromising excellence in education within a supportive community for them and their families. 

With our diverse array of co-curricular opportunities, elite academics, and gifted faculty, the Aleph Academy instills students with foundational Jewish values while preparing them to embrace the future and shape the modern world.

To learn more about the Aleph Academy or contact us with questions

Representatives of the Development Committee

Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler

BA, Teach Cert (Bar Ilan), Grad DipEd, MEd

Rabbi Smukler is a sought-after educational leader with nearly 30 years experience leading some of the most successful Jewish day schools in the world. He has a proven track record of empowering schools to provide exceptional general and Jewish education, enabling all their students to flourish.

Nik Koblov

A world class entrepreneur, having built a series of highly successful companies, and currently leading the technology roadmap for the world’s fastest growing startup (“Ramp”), Nik is passionate about uncompromising quality in Jewish education. He knows what it takes to execute a grand vision, and is pivotal in Aleph’s development.


Maryana Sigalova is a High School Mathematics teacher. She received her B.A. in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University Columbia College, M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Learning Design and Leadership at College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Michelle Ayzenberg obtained a BS in Mathematics & Psychology from Carnegie Mellon and a MS in BioStatistics from University of Pennsylvania where she worked on Brain mapping research. Declining opportunities in academia, she went into financial risk management leasing to and became a VP at Citigroup’s Treasury Investments desk. A family health crisis, caused her to leave the corporate world and led her to her current passion researching child wellness from a Holistic approach.

Jacob Siegel

A former US Army intelligence officer and a contributing editor at Tablet magazine, Jake is truly tapped into the complex dynamics across diverse segments of Jewish life. As a purveyor and critic of some of the failed American Jewish institutions, Jake is devoted to shaping an authentic Jewish future for our youth via establishing Aleph.

Rabbi Yehuda Levin

The visionary behind this bold endeavor, Rabbi Yehuda Levin is driven by the call of the Lubavitcher Rebbe that “No Jewish child should be left behind” – without a Jewish education. Building on generational commitment to education for children and adolescents from all walks of life, Rabbi Levin has educated countless individuals and understands what it takes to support children and their families as they grow into well rounded successful Jewish adults.