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Building Jewish Education

Out of the Box Gala - Friday, February 5, 2021


BJE is the only organization in Los Angeles wholly dedicated to supporting and enriching Jewish educational experiences, from early childhood through high school, across the full Jewish religious and cultural spectrum.

Your support of the Out of the Box Gala recognizes the extraordinary work happening under the leadership of the directors of early childhood centers, part-time religious schools and day schools, and enables BJE to continue to provide meaningful support to schools, educators, students and parents when the needs created by this pandemic are even more profound.

All participants who purchase tickets to the event and live in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as all educators who are being recognized, will receive a Shabbat dinner from Pat's delivered to their homes.

Tribute Deadline: January 5, 2021

Ticket Deadline: January 21, 2021

Register here     Gala FAQS  BJE Home Page

Directors and Heads of School Being Recognized

(as of 11/24/2020)
 

Carla Adivi

Director of Lifelong Learning

Valley Outreach Synagogue

Dr. Tamar Andrews
 

Senior Director of Early Childhood Education and Engagement

Temple Isaiah
 

Angie Bass

Early Childhood Director

Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am

Donna Becker

Director of Early Childhood Center

Temple Adat Elohim

Dr. Amittai Benami
 
Head of School
 
Los Angeles Hebrew High School
 
Dr. Hannah Bennett
 
Head of School
 
Briskin Elementary School of Temple Israel of Hollywood
 
Ami Berlin
 
Director of Education and Youth Activities
 
Congregation Ner Tamid
 
Rabbi Lisa Berney
 
Director of Lifelong Learning
 
Leo Baeck Temple
 

Randee Bishoff

Director of Education

Temple Akiba

Debbie Blumenthal
 
Early Childhood Director
 
Temple Etz Chaim
 
Carol Bovill
 
Early Childhood Center Director
 
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
 
Joyce Bronstein
 
Director of Religious School Education
 
Temple Etz Chaim
 
Brandon Cohen
 
Head of School
 
Brawerman Elementary School of Wilshire Boulevard Temple
 
Lori Daitch
 
Director of Education
 
The Santa Monica Synagogue
 

Sasha Dominguez

Religious School Director

Mishkon Tephilo

Claudine Douglas
 
Director of Early Childhood Education
 
Temple Beth Hillel
 
Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn
 
Rav & Dean
 
Yavneh
 
Sarah Escobar
 
Religious School Director
 
Temple Israel of Hollywood
 
Mrs. Yehudis Farkash
 
Principal
 
Ohel Chana High School
 

Lauren Friedman

Director of Early Childhood Education

Westside JCC

Dr. Sharon Furman-Lee

Director of Education

Shomrei Torah

Analilian Garcia

Director of Children's Center

Temple B'nai Hayim

Michelle Geft

Director of Religious School

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue

Marcy Goldberg

Director of Education

Temple Adat Elohim

Sari Goodman

Co-Interim Head of School

Adat Ari El

Cathy Gordon
 
Head of Religious School
 
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
 

Manda Graizel

Director of Jewish innovation

Silverlake Independent JCC

Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum
 
Head of School
 
Cheder Menachem and Bais Chaya Mushka
 
Rabbi Pinchos Hecht
 
Interim Head of School
 
YULA Girl's High School
 

Chana Hertzberg

Early Childhood Center Director

Palisades Jewish ECC

Yirat Horwatt
 
Early Childhood Director
 
Harkham Hillel Academy
 

Yuri Hronsky

Head of School

Ilan Ramon Day School

Kathryn Jensen
 
Elementary Head of School
 
Temple Beth Hillel
 
Katie Kang
 
Preschool Director
 

Temple Menorah

Danielle Kassin

Religious School Director

Sinai Temple

Stacy Kesner
 
Director of Early Childhood Center
 
Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills
 

Larry Kligman

Head of School

Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School

Shelley Lawrence
 
ECC Director
 
Sinai Akiba Academy
 
Ellie Laycook
 
Religious School Director
 
University Synagogue
 
Julia Levine
 
Religious School Director
 
Temple Ramat Zion
 
Dr. Marc Lindner
 
Head of School
 
Sinai Akiba Academy
 

Dr. Steven Lorch

Head of School

Kadima Day School

Keri Loventhal

Director, Etz Chaim Learning Center

Valley Beth Shalom

Rabbi Adam Lutz
 
Director of Education
 
Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills
 

Elana Mabashov

Religious School Director

Beth Shir Shalom

Jessy Lichter Maret
 
Early Childhood Director
 
Temple Israel of Hollywood
 

Abby Mars

Early Childhood Center Director

Valley Beth Shalom

Robin Masnicoff

ECC Director

Beth Shir Shalom

Carolyn Moore Mooso

Educational Director

Temple Sinai of Glendale

Amir Orbach

Director of JLC

Temple Beth Am

Dr. Debora Parks

Principal

Harkham GAON

Reuben Posner Senior Director of K-12 Education and Engagement Temple Isaiah


Rabbi Bruce Raff


Director of Education


Temple Judea

Jane Rosen
 
Director of Early Childhood
 
IKAR
 

Dr. Erica Rothblum

Head of School

Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am

Rabbi Dalia Samansky
 
Director of Education
 
Temple Ahavat Shalom
 
April Schafer
 
Director of Early Childhood Learning Center
 
University Synagogue
 
Rabbi Adam Schaffer
 
Director Sevran Center for Jewish Learning & Living
 
Temple Aliyah
 
Rabbi Ezra Schochet
 
Rosh Yeshiva
 
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad
 
Tracey Schreier
 
Head of Academics
 
Harkham Hillel Academy
 

Rabbi Deborah Schuldenfrei

Head of School

Valley Beth Shalom Harold M. Schulweis Day School

Sarah Schultz
 
Co-Interim Head of School
 
Adat Ari El
 

Liz Schwandt

Director of Developmental Programming

Silverlake Independent JCC

Stephanie Schwartz

Director of Wise Religious School and Temple Youth

Wise School

Rabbi Ari Segal
 
Head of School
 

Shalhevet High School

Valerie Segall

Director of Early Childhood Education

Ilan Ramon Day School

Alisha Sela

Director of Early Childhood Education Center

Kadima Day School

Jen Shankman

Early Childhood Center Director

Wise School

Randi Sher
 
Director of Education
 
Temple Beth El
 

Rabbi Mordechai Shifman

Head of School

Emek Hebrew Academy

Mark Shpall

Head of School

de Toledo High School

Dr. Sarah Shulkind
 
Head of School
 
Milken Community School
 

Julee Snitzer-Levine

Director of Supplemental Education

Adat Ari El

Rabbi Keara Stein
 
Director of Congregational Learning
 
Temple Beth Hillel
 

Rabbi Avrohom Stulberger

Rosh Yeshiva

Valley Torah High School

Rabbi Arye Sufrin
 
Head of School
 
YULA Boys
 
Rabbi Zachary Swigard
 
Head of Jewish Life and Academics
 
Harkham Hillel Academy
 

Melinda Trauman

Head of Schoolhouse of Learning

Temple B'nai Hayim

Rabbi Ronit Tsadok
 
Associate Rabbi / Director of Community Learning
 
IKAR
 

Rabbi Carrie Vogel

Director of the Jewish Experience Center

Kehillat Israel

Robin Wayne
 
Early Childhood Education Director
 
Temple Aliyah
 

Tami Weiser

Head of School

Wise School

Beth Weisman
 
Director of Parenting and Admissions, Early Childhood Center
 
IKAR
 
Sharone Weizman
 
Director of Education and Youth Programming
 
Kehillat Ma'arav
 

Lisa Whitman

Director of Early Childhood Center

Temple Judea

Rabbi Rebeccah Yussman
 
Religious School Coordinator
 
Temple Menorah
 

Ori Zadok

Director of Early Childhood Education

Adat Ari El

 

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