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.

2022-2023 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)








2022-2023 Board of Directors

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







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.

2022-2023 Parent Organization - Executive Committee


  Kim Schwarz

Executive Vice President

  Marcy Tajkef (‘93)

Financial Vice President

  Elissa Windisch

Recording Secretary

  Erin Hayun

Corresponding Secretary

  Erin Hayun


  Romi Goren


Volunteer Development

  Mimi Cohen
  Romi Goren


Vice President of Middle School Activities

  Jackie Fisher

Vice Presidents of Public Relations

  Jamie Assouline (‘98)
  Melanie Cohen

Vice Presidents of Religious School Events

   Jackie Fisher ('86)
  Natalie Separzadeh

Vice Presidents of School Operations

  Leslie Cox

Vice Presidents of Special School Events

  Jade Eiger
  Galit Mantel

Vice Presidents of Ways and Means

  Talia Davidoff
  Melissa Darwish

Immediate Past President

  Nancy Pardo


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