Tradition - Character - Community


Administrative Team

Larry Kligman

Larry Kligman

Class of 1985
Head of School
Lara Martin

Lara Martin

Elementary School Director
Emily Coddington

Emily Coddington

Middle School Director
Sarah Schultz

Sarah Schultz

Chief Financial Officer
Scott Westle

Scott Westle

Eden Lavy

Eden Lavy

Director of Admission
Alexi Baker

Alexi Baker

Director of Advancement

Board of Directors

Heschel is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of a dedicated and diversified group of individuals committed to the school's mission and goals. The Board is responsible for the financial stability and the financial future of the school while engaging in strategic planning.

2021-2022 Board of Directors - Executive Committee

President Doran Tajkef
Executive VP Melanie Cohen
Past President Bonnie Smigel-Derin
VP of Development Malkie Rodin
VP Facilities Richard Darwish
VP Marketing Dan Pardo ('83)
Co-Treasurer Jon Konheim/Matt Windisch
Secretary Eric Goren ('98)
Head of School Larry Kligman ('85)








2021-2022 Board of Directors

Andrew Apfelberg Barbra Neinstein
Melanie Cohen Dan Pardo (’83)
Richard Darwish Malkie Rodin
Eric Goren ('98) Kim Schwarz
Jan Goren Bonnie Smigel-Derin
Felicia Greenspan (’87) Doran Tajkef
Jodi Groff (’87) Todd Waldman
Leslie Heilbron Matt Windisch
Jon Konheim  







Parent Organization Board

Through its activities, the Parent Organization facilitates social interaction among families, supports parent education events, hosts programs throughout the school year, and raises additional financial support for school endeavors.  Every Heschel parent is a member of the Parent Organization and is encouraged to participate. Events such as the New Family Mentor Program, Challah Bake, Heschel Boutique, Mitzvah Day, and Bingo, encourage our families to develop and strengthen friendships, and provide opportunities for both students and parents to socialize and give back to the greater community.

2021-2022 Parent Organization - Executive Committee


Kim Schwarz

Executive Vice President

Marcy Tajkef (‘93)

Financial Vice President

Elissa Windisch

Recording Secretary

Galit Mantell (‘98)

Corresponding Secretary

Galit Mantell (‘98)


Debbie Bromberg


Volunteer Development

Mimi Cohen
Romi Goren


Vice President of Middle School Activities

Sharon Litwak

Vice Presidents of Public Relations

Jamie Assouline (‘98)

Melanie Cohen

Vice Presidents of Religious School Events

Sharon Camu
Jackie Fisher ('86)

Vice Presidents of School Operations

Leslie Cox

Vice Presidents of Special School Events

Talia Davidoff
Jade Eiger

Vice Presidents of Ways and Means

Talia Abromovitch
Melissa Darwish

Immediate Past President

Nancy Pardo


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