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Administrative Team

Larry Kligman

Class of 1985
Head of School

Paula Riley

Assistant Head of School, Elementary School Director

Emily Coddington

Middle School Director

Scott Westle


Felicity Swerdlow

Director of Elementary Hebrew & Judaic Studies

Lara Martin

Director of Admission

Amy Jamieson

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Kussin

Class of 1982
Marketing, Alumni Relations, and Events Coordinator

Katrina Wolfe

Administrative Director

Gillian Feldman

Director of Development

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.

2018-2019 Board of Directors - Executive Committee

President Doran Tajkef
Past President Jason Greenspan
Executive Vice President Paul Neinstein ('84)
VP Development Dan Pardo ('83)
VP Facilities Richard Darwish
Treasurer Jon Konheim
Secretary Bonnie Smigel-Derin
Parent Organization President Felicia Greenspan ('87)
Head of School Larry Kligman ('85)








2018-2019 Board of Directors

Andrew Apfelberg Stacy Palbaum (’82)
Richard Darwish Dan Pardo (’83)
Jan Goren Malkie Rodin
Felicia Greenspan (’87) Ryan Rosen (’94)
Jason Greenspan Kim Schwarz
Jodi Groff (’87) Bonnie Smigel-Derin
Jon Konheim Doran Tajkef
Barbra Neinstein Todd Waldman
Paul Neinstein (’84) Larry Kligman ('85), Head of School






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.

2018-2019 Parent Organization - Executive Committee

President Felicia Greenspan ('87)
Executive Vice President Nancy Pardo
Financial Vice President Elissa Windisch
Parliamentarian Barbra Neinstein
Corresponding Secretary Talia Abramovitch
Recording Secretary Talia Abramovitch
Vice President of Middle School Activities Jodi Groff ('87)
Vice Presidents of Public Relations Amy Konheim ('87)
Marcy Tajkef ('93)
Vice Presidents of Religious School Events Jackie Fisher ('86)
Sharon Litwak
Chrisie Rosenthal
Vice President of School Operations Kim Schwarz
Vice Presidents of Special School Events Debbie Bromberg
Talia Davidoff
Amanda Schwartz
Vice Presidents of Volunteer Development Melanie Cohen
Lani Kreshek ('84)
Vice Presidents of Ways and Means Rebecca Brown
Lizzie Scheck Calne
Melissa Darwish
Immediate Past President Barbra Neinstein