Alumni Spotlights

Solomon Schechter Day School proudly boasts over 3,000 alumni who live throughout the United States, in Israel, and around the world. Our graduates are leaders in their high schools, college campuses, and beyond. They are responsible and well-educated people who care about our Jewish community and our world and are making a positive impact. We are proud to share some of their stories below.

   Spotlight on the 1970s and 1980s
Sager Third Grade General Studies Teacher
Senior Associate Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Writer & Illustrator
Editor of Batman Comics
FUSE Corps Fellow Positively Impacting 600,000 plus Medicaid Patients
Winner of JUF's
Julius Rosenwald
Memorial Award

Principal at
American Street Capital

 Spotlight on the 1990s    
Rabbi at Silverstein Base
Hillel Loop in the Loop
Co-Founder & Chief Risk Officer at Justt
Director of Volunteer Services at JUF of Chicago
Founder of Petal
Sparkling Botanical Blends

Attorney at Much
Shelist, P.C.

Dean & Chief Academic
Officer at Spertus Institute
for Jewish Learning

Scott Frazin
(SSDS '98)

Portfolio Manager at
Gofen & Glossberg
Dov Grumet-Morris
(SSDS '96)

Business Development Manager for Mason Wells & Former NHL Player
Debbie Marks
(SSDS '95)

Certified Health Educator & Yoga instructor Northshore
Family Health & Fitness
Founding Member of Punch Brothers & 3-time Grammy Nominee
Financial Advisor with Hefter, Leshem, Margolis (HLM) Capital Management
 Spotlight on the 2000s      
Owner of the Israeli Restaurant LaShuk Street Food
New York Times Crossword Puzzle Creator
Sales Engineer at Air Reps
Special Education Teacher at Round Lake High School
2nd – 8th Grade Special Education Teacher at Sager SSDS
Planned and Executed Kosher Restaurant
“Bubbie’s Kitchen”
Leads Enterprise Strategy
for Bolt
Pursuing Master’s Degree in Counseling w/ Concentration in Art Therapy
Songwriter and Producer in the Los Angeles Area
Co-founder & President of Swift Homes in Chicago
Veterinarian Intern at Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston
Co-Founder of D’vash Organics
Rabbinical School Student at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
2nd Grade Teacher at Hunting Ridge Elementary School
Member of Kol Sasson

Jamie- Speech Language Pathologist Allied Health Danny- Founder of Dor2Dor Realty
Manufacturing Engineer
at ERA Industries Inc
Isaac - Consultant with Doblin
Ariel - The National
Ramah Commission
Co-founder and COO at
Ani Shlish
CPA for the
Boston Red Sox
Northwestern Student & Co-President of ZOOZ & Students for Gun Violence Prevention
Program Assistant for the Buffet Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern
Doctoral Candidate, New York
University School of Global Public Health
Winner - Young Professional Grant with Qualitative Research Consultants
Director of Operations at Ramah in the Rockies
Wealth Manager
Strategic Wealth Partners
Graduate Student, Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Operations Coordinator for American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange
Advancing Space Exploration
Mechanical Engineer
Art Conservator at the
Cleveland Museum of Art
Firefighter/Paramedic Recognized with a Medal of Valor by City of Highland Park
Designer and Artist
in New York
Rabbinic Student at Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies Los Angeles
Attorney at Loeb & Loeb LLP
The Richard Borow Fellow & Expert in Sunni Arab Jihadi Groups
Board of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust
Spotlight on the 2010s      
Tamar Aizenberg
(SSDS '10)

Fulbright Austria English Language Teaching Assistant

Noah Blaustein
(SSDS '14)

Water Resource Engineer
at Greenley and Hansen LLC
Julia Bokor
(SSDS '14)

Digital Content Creator for Taylor King (TK)

Lily Brasch
(SSDS '11)

Creator or Born to Prove Foundation

Jordan Crane
(SSDS '11)

Producer of Podcast on the Impact of Holocaust

Samantha Crane
(SSDS '13)

Southeast Campus Coordinator,
Gaby Ecanow
(SSDS '14)

Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Natalie Ecanow
(SSDS '13)

Analyst at a Private Foundation

Tali Eisenstadt
(SSDS '10)

4th Grade Teacher
at Jensen Elementary

Shira Forester
(SSDS '11)

Judaic Studies teacher, Luria Academy of Brooklyn, NY

Dylan Goldberg
(SSDS '15)

Glenbrook South Senior
Ranked Top 10 Nationally in Debate

Hadar Halivni
(SSDS '14)

Neuroscience Research at the National Institute of Health in Washington, DC

Elissa Hoffman
(SSDS '12)

English Teacher
Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Program

Aaron Jackson
(SSDS '14)

Pursuing a Masters in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southern California

Elan Karoll
(SSDS '11)

Senior Marketing Manager at BMO Bank, Chicago

Yadid Licht
(SSDS '10)

Northwestern Student and Leader at Hillel

Coby Maeir
(SSDS '16)

Sportswriter for the Lantern
& NHL Contributor to
The Hockey News
Alex Masover
(SSDS '13)

University of Wisconsin-Madison Student & Leader in Pro-Israel Community

Chase Nathan
(SSDS '11)

Assistant Merchant in the Men’s Fleece Dept. at Old Navy San Francisco

Max Pivo
(SSDS '14)

Student in Harvard University’s Regional Studies-Middle East graduate program

Talia Plofsky
(SSDS '10)

Electoral Coordinator for
Israel Public Affairs
Committee (IIPAC)
Arieh Robinson
(SSDS '19)

8th Grade Student:
Thoughts About Attending Schechter

Shira Romanoff
(SSDS '11)

Legal Associate Recruiter at MindSpring Partners

Ayala Schwartz
(SSDS '14)

Social Media Manager at Payton Rose Boutique

Sammy Schwartz
(SSDS '15)

Selected for JUF’s Springboard 18 under 18

Ayelet Sheffey
(SSDS '13)

Economic Policy Fellow
at Business Insider
Talia Simmons
(SSDS '13)

Account Associate,
Corporate and Strategy
at Real Chemistry

Taking Their Game to the
Next Level
Graduates Who Have Continued Their Love of Athletics After Graduation

Talia Weiss
(SSDS '10)

Preparing to Publish Paper on Neutrinos Based on Thesis Completed at MIT

Remi & Gavi Welbel
(SSDS '14)

Co-Presidents ETHS
Environmental Advocacy Coalition
Jessica Wittenstein
(SSDS '14)

Graduate Student in Animal Assisted Reproductive Technology at Colorado State University

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.

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