Alan M. Spiwak

Job Title

BJE Board, Past President, Officers Nominating Committee Chair
Alan Spiwak


Alan lives in West LA together with his wife, Sheila who is recent past co-chair of BJE’s FRD Committee. They are the proud parents of daughter, Sarah (married to Josh) one of the inaugural members of the BJE NextGen Committee, and son, Aaron (married to Alissa), who is Co-chair of BJE’s NextGen Committee. Alan and his wife Sheila are the proud grandparents of Ava, Asher, Amelia, Emma and Nomi.  All five grandchildren attend Pressman Academy, a BJE-accredited school.

After completing his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, Alan became Manager of the family’s Southwestern Bag Company which he continues to lead.

Alan has held leadership roles in numerous community organizations, including Jewish Federation, Jewish Free Loan and Temple Beth Am. Together with Sheila, they have a strong interest in special education and have joined numerous BJE March of the Living trips, with both teens and adults. When they have time, Alan and Sheila enjoy walks on the beach and bike riding, along with their faithful dog.