The Board of Directors of Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago is charged with establishing and fulfilling the mission of the school. Directors are responsible for short- and long-term planning, creating policies and managing financials.

Board members share a passion for Judaism, and for ensuring that the next generation are prepared with a strong academic foundation and deep understanding of, and connection to their Jewish heritage. We thank them for their time, experience, vision and resources.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Head of School
Dr. Lena Kushnir (SSDS ’88)

Board President
Medwin Dayan

Ben Fisher
Jonathan Jonas (SSDS ’89)

Vice President, Finance
Ari Studnitzer
Vice Presidents, Development
Sheri Greenbaum
Becky Schechter
Vice President, Governance
Liesel Jankelowitz
Vice President, Head Support and Evaluation
Gil Soffer (SSDS '78)


Nate Crane
Zach Fertig (SSDS '04)
Sarina Gerson
Gary Kirshenbaum
Andrea Leshem (SSDS ’82)
Sherry Levin
Zhanna Plotkin
Andrea Saffir
Ann Schneiderman (SSDS ’95)
Melissa Spellman (SSDS ’79)
Mark Swislow
Tina Wolf

Because of Schechter's dual curriculum, I learned early on how to balance a larger workload. This really helped me when I started taking all honors and AP classes, as I was more used to managing a lot of different coursework at once.”
-Dina Shukhman (SSDS ’18)
A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.

We appreciate the generous assistance provided by the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation Seventh Grade Scholarship Program for our Schechter families.  Solomon Schechter Day School accepts students and parents of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Administrative Office
: 3210 Dundee Road  Northbrook, IL 60062  847.498.2100