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
Staci Schachter Studnitzer (SSDS ’92)

Vice President, Finance
Jonathan Jonas (SSDS ’89)
Vice Presidents, Development
Ben Fisher
Sheri Greenbaum
Immediate Past President
Liesel Jankelowitz

Vice President, Governance
Gil Soffer (SSDS '78)
Vice President, Head Support and Evaluation
Suzanne Friedland


Gary Kirshenbaum
Andrea Leshem (SSDS ’82)
Sherry Levin
Liat Meisler
Andy Saffir
Rebecca Schechter
Rabbi Michael Schwab
Melissa Spellman (SSDS '79)
Tina Wolf

In three words, Schechter is a community, learning, and Judaism. Schechter is the type of community that promotes friendship, leadership, learning, fun, and most of all the love of being Jewish. Each day when I walk into school, I am greeted. Whether it's a security guard, a parent, a teacher, and sometimes even a student, I know that I'm starting my day in a community way.
- A Schechter Student
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