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 Puchiu

Eden Puchiu

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.

2023-2024 Board of Directors - Executive Committee

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








2023-2024 Board of Directors

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







*Denotes new board member

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.

2023-2024 Parent Organization - Executive Committee


Marcy Tajkef (’93)

Executive Vice President

Romi Goren

Financial Vice President

Elissa Windisch

Corresponding and Recording Secretary

Andrea Pearlman

Vice Presidents of Public Relations

Jamie Assouline (’98)
Mimi Cohen

Vice Presidents of Religious School Events

Jackie Fisher (’86)
Natalie Saparzadeh (’93)

Vice President of School Operations

Leslie Cox

Vice Presidents of Special School Events

Estee Bergmann (’96)
Erin Hayun

Vice President of Volunteer Development

Galit Mantel (’98)

Vice Presidents of Ways and Means

Melissa Darwish
Jade Eiger

Immediate Past President

Kim Schwarz

Member at Large

Melanie Cohen