Semikha, Class of 2013
Rabbi Bradley Hercman
Rabbi Dr. Bradley Hercman, PsyD, is an educator and psychologist with a passion for building innovative, supportive and exciting learning environments. He is originally from Great Neck, NY and started his educational journey at North Shore Hebrew Academy, then the Ramaz Upper School and a year at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Jewish History from NYU and semicha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, where alongside his rabbinic studies, he interned in Jewish day schools (Yeshivat NOAM and SAR), college campuses (JLIC-Binghamton, Hunter College and NYU), and in hospitals (North Shore University – LIJ, and Columbia-Presbyterian). He earned his M.S. in School Psychology and his Psy.D. in Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University, where he was a recipient of the Dr. Norman Lamm scholarship.
He has years of experience developing and implementing treatment plans for individuals, families and communities. Bradley currently works as a School Psychologist at Nassau BOCES for students with emotional disabilities(i.e. Anxiety and Depression), assorted Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. He also lectures on the intersection of psychology and Judaism, parenting with purpose, and evidence-based interventions for a wide range of psychological challenges.
Rabbi Dr. Hercman proudly serves as the Program Director of Meorot, an innovative Judaic Studies after school program providing elementary school students with learning or language difficulties an inspired Modern Orthodox Jewish education within a supportive environment.