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

Brian F. Hoffman (SSDS ’81)
Executive Vice President
Head of School
Dr. Lena Kushnir (SSDS ’88)
Jonathan Jonas (SSDS ’89)
Vice President, Finance
Medwin Dayan
Vice President, Development
Ethan A. Budin
Vice President, Governance
Liat Meisler
Vice President, Head Support and Evaluation
Michael Levin
Immediate Past President
Ethan A. Budin


Eve Biller (SSDS ’73)
David Ecanow MD (SSDS ’82)
Suzanne Friedland
John Geiringer
Liesel Jankelowitz
Jim Levitas
Andrea Leshem (SSDS ’82)
Jody Morady
Hilda Moss
David Ross
Andy Saffir
Rabbi Michael Schwab
William Silverstein (SSDS’ 79)
Gil Soffer (SSDS ’78, SSHS ’82)
Staci Studnitzer (SSDS ‘ 92)
Marc Yoskowitz

In three words, Schechter is community, learning, and Judaism. Schechter is the type of community that promotes friendship, leadershipship, 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