The appointment follows a three-month search for a new head, following the resignation of Yossi Kastan.
started his career as a science teacher in the New York State public
school system, according to a release. He served as a middle school vice
principal and principal, and finished his career as the assistant
superintendent for math, science, and technology for the Kingston City
School District in Kingston, NY.
Following his 2011 retirement, he became interim principal for the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District.
and his wife, Sharon, recently relocated to the Lehigh Valley from
Kingston, NY, to join two of their three grown daughters and
grandchildren who live and work in the area.
Jewish day schools as a child and has maintained a strong Jewish
identity in both his personal and professional life, the release said.
actually went to a school a lot like this one growing up, and it
instilled in me a strong sense of identity," Goren said in the release.
"My family was very traditional, very Zionistic, and attending a Jewish
day school perpetuated those values and traditions. That is why a Jewish
education is important.”
The Jewish Day School Board of Directors made the decision to appoint Goren for the 2013-2014 school year.
are thrilled to have a professional educator and administrator as the
Acting Head of School at the JDS," said Tama Tamarkin, in the release.
Tamarkin and Jessica Cooperman led the search committee.
has already brought his kindness, leadership, and wealth of experience
to those he has worked with at the school this summer, and we are
confident that he will successfully lead us through a terrific school
year,” Tamarkin said.
The Jewish Day School, located in South Whitehall, begins the new school year Aug. 28.