Rabbi Uzi Beer is Principal of the Yeshiva of Elizabeth and a proud JEC parent.
Rabbi Beer recognizes that each student is the focus, heart and soul of a school. To provide the best education and total experience possible, Rabbi Beer lauds each child for all of their strengths and warmly motivates them to achieve their potential. By partnering with parents, Rabbi Beer completes the educational circle ensuring that students are supported in their learning and development while the faculty and school are reinforcing parental values and goals. Rabbi Beer focuses on positive modeling, recognizing that students often learn more by observing and imitating behaviors of teachers than they do from a given lesson plan. For Rabbi Beer, menchlachkite, middos, and ahavas HaTorah are conveyed in every interaction. Understanding that engaged and dedicated teachers are the key to delivering quality education, Rabbi Beer values, supports and invests in faculty development. Encouraging initiative, valuing enrichment and celebrating teamwork, Rabbi Beer collaborates with faculty to achieve and exceed educational goals.
Rabbi Beer joins the JEC family from Yeshivat Noam where he has served as the Assistant Principal since 2011. Rabbi Beer, while at Noam, oversaw all Judaic Studies curriculum, supervised and supported faculty development, created and facilitated programming and effectively partnered with parents to help create a safe, nurturing and academically excellent environment for all students. Prior to serving at Yeshivat Noam, Rabbi Beer taught at the Joseph Kushner Middle School and the Ramaz Upper School where he also was the Assistant Student Activities Coordinator. For eight years, Rabbi Beer was the Program Director at Camp Stone. Rabbi Beer served as the Assistant Rabbi in Congregation Israel of Springfield, NJ. Rabbi Beer earned his Master of Arts in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School, received semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Yeshiva University. Prior to attending Yeshiva University, Rabbi Beer studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel for two years. Rabbi Beer also served as a Private in the Israeli Army’s Nachshon Battalion where he received commendation for his service. Rabbi Beer takes pride in continuing his own professional education with programs that advance Jewish education and leadership.