YST Girls

YST Girls2023-06-13T15:47:02-04:00

About the Girls School

The Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Girls School provides a high-level limudei kodesh and general studies education for girls in grades Pre-1A through 8, offering enrichment and remediation as needed, so that each girl can achieve at her own level. Students master Hebrew language in order to study primary Jewish texts, and benefit from special in-school and optional after-school activities that enrich a full day of learning.

The school places principal emphasis on preparing the girls to succeed in contemporary society without compromising their Torah values. Teachers focus on their students’ ethical and moral development, instilling in them self-respect and integrity, as well as a commitment to academic excellence. The girls graduate from YST uniquely ready for high school, but also deeply invested in their Torah obligations, their connection to Am Yisroel, and their personal imperative to perform acts of chesed.

Mrs. Shoshana Sauer, Principal

Mrs. Shoshana Sauer assumed the principalship of Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Girls School at the onset of the 2022-2023 school year. She served for the previous 10 years as YST’s Director of Special Services, while also teaching Jewish History at Reenas Bais Yaakov. During that time, she earned a stellar reputation as a committed administrator and creative educator. Mrs. Sauer holds an MA in Education and Special Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has completed leadership training through YU Lead as well as the Hidden Sparks Learning Lenses Coaching Program. As a longtime member of the Edison/Highland Park community, Mrs. Sauer has a deep understanding of its families and students. She is passionate about maintaining the high academic standards of Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion while meeting the needs of each and every individual student. She brings a unique blend of intelligence, compassion and positivity to her position.

Mrs. Aviel Brodkin, General Studies Principal

Mrs. Aviel Brodkin joined Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Girls in 2022 as General Studies Principal. Mrs. Brodkin served as founding principal of Maayan Torah Day School of Portland, Oregon for the past 10 years, gaining a reputation as a strong school leader. In her capacity as school administrator, Mrs. Brodkin developed expertise in the areas of curriculum design, academic best practices, special education, and teacher mentoring. In particular, she is passionate about developing a positive school culture and promoting student engagement. Her educational background in language development has shaped her guidance of school literacy programs. Mrs. Brodkin also served as the Rebbetzin of Congregation Kesser Israel of Portland, providing extensive adult learning opportunities, lectures, and parenting classes. Mrs. Brodkin holds a Principal’s Certificate from COJDS, is a certified Nurtured Heart Trainer, and is completing her MA in Educational Leadership.