Bennett Spiegel has been a valued director of the BJE board for 16 years, providing leadership and wisdom as a board officer and member of BJE’s Executive Committee, as Chair of the Committee on School Personnel Practices and active member of the Audit Committee. His involvement in the Jewish community goes well beyond BJE—Bennett is a Past President of Adat Ari El synagogue, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University, and on the Board of Bet Tzedek Legal Services. Bennett’s wife, Dr. Lise Spiegel, is on the faculty at de Toledo High School and their children are graduates of BJE-accredited Adat Ari El Early Childhood Center and Day School, one child also graduated from Milken Middle School, and one from de Toledo High School. Bennett, Lise, and each of their three children have also participated in BJE’s March of the Living.
“I wholeheartedly support the mission of BJE to enhance the quality of, increase access to, and encourage participation in, Jewish education in Los Angeles. I greatly respect and admire the BJE professional staff and lay leaders who keep that mission on track, and who are constantly challenging themselves to fulfill that mission in a dynamic and ever-changing world. I am agreeing to be honored in the hope that it will contribute in some small way to the continuity and ongoing success of BJE’s work in our community.”