meet the directors

Our team of dynamic directors drive Yeshiva College forward with determination, passion, love and commitment to the school’s ethos and values. The directors ensure that their departments run smoothly and efficiently throughout the school year.

KODESH & ETHOS

Rebbetzin NATALIE ALTMAN

Natalie attended Torah Academy school, after which she studied at the seminary Midreshet Moriah. She then went on to study an education degree at Wits University. After marrying, Natalie moved to Cape Town where she spent the next 18 years. She worked at Herzlia School in the informal department, where she was also the acting head of Jewish studies. She was also the Rebbetzin of the Beit Midrash Morasha. 

Natalie was principal of Phyllis Jowell pre-school and primary school in Camps Bay and chairman of Bnei Akiva from 2000 – 2001. 

Natalie has been warmly welcomed at Yeshiva College where she envisions a school that ensures its graduates are passionate Jews who love Torah and Israel, who can freely practice their Yiddishkite in a sophisticated way, and serve as role models in the Jewish and secular communities. Natalie hopes that each child who passes through the Yeshiva College system is a contributor to the world. 

Natalie has many passions, but her biggest obsession are her children. She loves doing her shlichut work, running, dancing and reading. 

Natalie recently celebrated her 21st wedding anniversary with her husband and six children.

Natalie’s favourite quote: “We don’t see the world the way it is, we see the world the way we are.” 

ACADEMICS

MR ROB LONG

Rob Long is a dedicated principal at Yeshiva College. He has many years of educational experience and is passionate about creating a school that produces true menchen who are confident, values-driven young men and women who will enter the world with a strong sense of self, while being grounded in Torah values, and who are well equipped to compete in the wider world. Rob hopes that all Yeshiva graduates will make a difference in the world. 

Rob Long has a Bachelor of Art Degree from University of Witwatersrand, and a higher diploma in education from University of Witwatersrand. He further studied to achieve a second diploma in education through CEFT, and has completed a leadership development course from Wits Business School. 

He was Second Master at St John’s College until July 2018, before joining Yeshiva College as the High School principal in August 2018. He was appointed the director of academics of Yeshiva College in 2020. 

Rob is passionate about the outdoors, bush and wildlife, and is a keen birder. He enjoys sports and jogging, gardening and fly fishing. But above all, he is a dedicated family man who is devoted to his wife, Margot and his two sons.  

Rob’s favourite quote: “The impossible we do immediately. Miracles may take a little time.”

FINANCE

MR LEVI SWIMMER

Levi is a qualified CA and has many years of work experience in different industries, including private healthcare and investments. He is now dedicated to the educational and communal sphere. 

Levi has a special passion for Formula One, his friends and family and he enjoys watching quality series in his spare time. 

Levi’s vision for Yeshiva College is to play a key role in ensuring financial stability, paving the way to continue to invest in resources that will advance and improve the school’s systems and facilities. Levi is inspired by the school’s sense of community and the dedication and generosity of the wider Yeshiva College family. 

Levi looks forward to seeing this school flourish for many years to come. 

Levi is married to Tany, and together they have twin girls whom they love very much.

Levi’s favourite quote: “Tracht gut, vet zein gut, think good, and it will be good.”

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