About Us

Established in 1997, The New Seminary offers an innovative program designed to prepare young women for their choice of a wide range of professions within a suitable environment. The New Seminary has gained renown as the Seminary has pursued the vision of high level learning, a standard of excellence, and a commitment to meeting those goals with integrity. The Seminary enjoys affiliations with top tier universities where a relationship of respect has characterized the way in which the students learn, the universities teach, and the graduates are able to enter their field of choice well prepared to meet the needs of their students, their clients, and most importantly, their families.

Our outstanding track record has spoken to the high success rate of the students in completing their degrees, and earning their licenses in record numbers. Their achievements speak to their values and reflect well on the standards of the universities. They learn to navigate the finer nuances of how to interact with the world at large, while maintaining a total commitment to their standards and ideals. And with this, they earn the respect of all those they encounter. And they take advantage of their opportunity to make a Kiddush Hashem in their personal and public lives.

The standard of integrity to which the Seminary and its students adhere is one that invites the confidence of these institutions to join with us in providing the best education and myriad opportunities for our students.

Locations & Streaming

Main Site:


1492 E. 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230 – located between Aves. N & O.


Satellite Locations:

Monsey: 54 Mariner Way, Monsey, NY 10977

Lakewood:139 Ocean Ave Lakewood, NJ 08701

Students benefit from excellent instruction at all locations. In addition to face-to-face instruction, the satellite sites are connected to the Brooklyn campus through highly sophisticated video-conferencing equipment. Some classes are streamed, which enables the students to fully participate in the classes from their remote location. Instructors engage the students in the class discussion from all three sites. These technological advances minimize travel time for the students. All students are required to attend classes in Brooklyn one day a week.


Rebbetzin Sora F. Bulka, Dean

Rebbetzin Bulka, the founder and Dean of The New Seminary, earned a teaching certificate from the Bais Yaakov Esther Schonfeld Seminary and began her career in chinuch teaching the entire gamut of Limudei Kodesh. She later earned degrees from Queens College and from Ferkauf Graduate School, and won additional fellowships to Harvard and Columbia University.

As the founding principal of the Manhattan High School for Girls and the Soille Bais Yaakov High School, Rebbetzin Bulka developed innovative curriculae in both Limudei Kodesh and General Studies. Her involvement in education has included her service for eight years as the Chairman of the Board of Education of Yeshiva Darchei Torah. She is known for her administrative ability, education background in Jewish and general studies, creativity and a commitment to excellence.

Rabbi Yeshaya Levy, Dean

Rabbi Levy, a musmach of Bais Medrash Eeyun HaTalmud, and a chaver of the West Side Kollel for close to a decade, is also a graduate of Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and pursued his learning at Yeshiva Be’er Yaakov and Bais  Medrash Eeyun HaTalmud in Eretz Yisroel. A talmid of Rav Abbe Berman, ז”ל, and Rav Shlomo Wolbe, ז”ל, Rabbi Levy brings a wealth of knowledge and depth of understanding to his talmidos. In all his classes, the talmidos learn not only the content but also how to approach a topic, how to present the mefarshim, and how to make the difficult, but necessary, choices of what to teach in every lesson.

Rabbi Levy is the Rov, mara d’asra, of Khal Bais Elazar in Monsey, NY. He entered the field of chinuch many years ago, and he has been involved in both chinuch habonim and chinuch habanos. He gives a wider range of shiurim in the community, while continuing to enrich the lives of his students with his classes in Chumash and Halacha.  Rabbi Levy enjoys the respect and confidence of the community as a master in halacha and hashkafa.

Brooklyn Faculty

Mrs. Chanie Tuchinsky Mrs. Miriam Cohen Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein Dr. Joyce Fruchter
Dr. Feigi Halberstam Rebbetzin Chana Lercher Rebbetzin Naama Lerman Mrs. Chaya (Ivy) Kalazan
Mrs. Rivky Marcus Rabbi Levi Osdoba Mrs. Raisy Lieberman Mrs. Miriam Reinman
Rabbi Bentzion Schiffenbauer Mrs. Sarah Shulman Reb. Dina Spira Mrs. Goldie Zonszajn


Lakewood Faculty

Rabbi Simcha Back Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman Mrs. Hinda Burstyn Mrs. Devora Follman
Rebbetzin Chana Hertz Rebbetzin Esther Gittel Krishevsky Mrs. Tzipora Selengut


Monsey Faculty

Rabbi Yeshaya Levy Mrs. Miriam Cohen Mrs. Devorah Koenig Mrs. Linda Levin
Mrs. Frumi Rosenthal Mrs. Simi Rothenberg


Guest Speakers

Rabbi Yonasan Alperin Mr. Richard Altabe Rabbi Boruch Ber Bender Mrs. Libby Blum
Mrs. Marilyn Cherney Rebbetzin Malka David Rabbi Dr. Chaim Feuerman Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg
Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser Rabbi Elimelech Gottlieb Mrs. Debbie Greenblatt Mrs. Susan Hollander
Mrs. Carrie Idler Mrs. Azriella Jaffe Mrs. Yael Kahan Rebbetzin Vitel Kalmanowitz
Rebbetzin Chana Kaplan Rabbi Dovid Katzenstein Rabbi Yaakov Klar Ms. Rochel Licht
Ms. Matty Lichtenstein Mrs. Ruth Lichtenstein Ms. Shoni Lourie Rabbi Yehuda Oelbaum
Mrs. Frumi Piekarski Rabbi Dr. Joel Rosenschein Rabbi Fischel Schachter Rabbi Moshe Scheinerman
Rebbetzin Dina Spira Rabbi Mechel Spitzer Rabbi Shraga Silverstein Rabbi Fischel Schachter
Rabbi Dovid Weinberger Mrs. Sori Yaroslawitz