We are proud of our faculty and staff who are passionate about our school and our mission. Every day, they strive to ensure the highest standards of excellence in all areas.

Email our faculy and staff by simply using their first name followed by a period and then their last name followed by @schechter.org (firstname.lastname@schechter.org).

Administration

Head of School: Dr. Lena Kushnir
Principal of Ginsburg Early Childhood Center: Irene Sufrin
Chief Operating Officer: David Moeckler
Director of Admissions and Enrollment: Hillary Levitt Dunn
Director of Development: Tami Warshawsky
Director of Marketing and Communications: Erin Kuhn-Krueger
Director of Jewish Life and Learning: Betsy Forester
Director of K-2 & 3-4 She'arim: Suzanne Mishkin
Director of 5-6 & 7-8 She'arim: Rachael Gray-Raff
Director of Student Support Services: Nanci Caplan
Director of Educational Technology: Debbie Harris

List of 13 items.

  • Kindergarten

     
    KA: Julie Shaoul and Julie Zemon 
    KB: Dori Wolgel and Debbie Mendelson
    Judaic Studies: Inbal Schnitman
    Tefillah: Julie Shaoul

  • First Grade

    The first teacher listed is Judaic Studies, and second is General Studies. 
     
    1A: Nadine Linton and Mhaya Harrison 
    1B: Marcy Goldman and Hannah Pogrund
    1C: Inbal Schnitman and Lauren Patinkin
    Tefillah: Dori Wolgel

     
  • Second Grade

    The first teacher listed is Judaic Studies, and second is General Studies. 
     
    2A: Nadine Linton and Amy Yaffe
    2B: Marcy Goldman and Shari Weiss
    2nd Grade Aide: Lauren Shook
    Tefillah: Keith Kanter
  • Third Grade

    The first teacher listed is Judaic Studies, and second is General Studies. 

    3A: Ruti Halpern and Ilene Brot
    3B: Yehudit Wolf and Jaclyn Feather
    3C: Ariela Ish-Hurwitz and Missy Friedman
    Tefillah, Trope Training and Torah Reading Preparation: Keith Kanter
  • Fourth Grade

    The first teacher listed is Judaic Studies, and second is General Studies. 

    4A: Ruti Halpern and Rick Cohen
    4B: Yehudit Wolf and Betsy Briskman
    4C: Ariela Ish-Hurwitz and Anita Grobart
    Tefillah: Keith Kanter
  • Fifth Grade

    Language Arts/Social Studies: Andrea Berlow and Marissa Gerchikov
    Science: Jen Rubin
    Math: Danielle Gershon, Andy Montgomery, Noreen Ohcana, Jen Rubin and Barb Tatz
    Hebrew: Irit Alkalay, Avi Allali, Ronit Avitan, Osnat Lichtenfeld
    Chumash/Mishnah: Faye Bearman and Rebeccah Hartz
    Tefillah: Keith Kanter
  • Sixth Grade

    Language Arts/Social Studies: Andrea Berlow and Trisha Taylor
    Science: Karin Klein
    Math: Danielle Gershon, Andy Montgomery, Noreen Ohcana and Barb Tatz
    Hebrew: Irit Alkalay, Avi Allali, Ronit Avitan, Osnat Lichtenfeld
    Chumash/Mishnah: Faye Bearman and Rebeccah Hartz
    Tefillah: Faye Bearman 
  • Seventh Grade

    Language Arts: Rochelle Katz
    Social Studies: Paul Chanan
    Science: Suzy Hakimian
    Math: Danielle Gershon, Andy Montgomery, Noreen Ohcana and Barb Tatz
    Hebrew: Irit Alkalay, Avi Allali, Ronit Avitan and Osnat Lichtenfeld
    Chumash: Sara Fried and Pnina Mazor
    Talmud: Sara Fried and Ron Schrag
    Tefillah: Sara Fried
  • Eighth Grade

    Language Arts: Anat Barlevy
    Social Studies: Paul Chanan
    Science: Suzy Hakimian, Karin Klein and Jen Rubin
    Math: Danielle Gershon, Andy Montgomery, Noreen Ohcana and Barb Tatz
    Hebrew: Irit Alkalay, Avi Allali, Ronit Avitan and Osnat Lichtenfeld
    Navi: Sara Fried, Pnina Mazor and Ron Schrag
    Talmud: Sara Fried and Ron Schrag
    Tefillah: Betsy Forester
  • Enrichment Specialists

    Innovation Center Staff and High School Coordinator: Marci Rubinstein
    Physical Education and Health: Bob Cogan and Alicia Honan
    Music: Arlene Rosenthal
    Art: Hallie Redman
    Dance: Rena Rozen
    Band: Marsha Rosenson
  • Student Support Services

    K-8 ELL: Stephanie Stormoen
    1-2 Hebrew: Shiri Aharonovich
    3-4 Hebrew and Judaic Studies: Yvonne Steffens
    2-8 Hebrew for New Students: Hanna Schiffman
    K-2 General Studies: Becca Gold
    2-8 General Studies: Jamie Cooper
    3-4 General Studies: Samantha Kaplan
    5-6 General Studies: Lynn Graham
    7-8 General Studies: Katrina Peterson
    Education Aide: Lindsey Rosenson
    K-4 School Psychologist: Talia Anisfeld
    5-8 Social Worker: Elisa Rotman
  • Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center

    Nitzanim (Toddlers)
    Irene Sufrin and Brigid Finucane
     
    Alim (2 year olds)
    Aleph: Sara Horovitz Yael Zetouni
    Bet: Beth Chiet and Hani Topaz
    Gimel: Amy Schaeffer and Charone Ousley
     
    Alonim (3-4 year olds)
    Aleph: Dina Kaplan and Robyn-Lee Rabin
    Bet: Alexandra Schwartz and Gavi Young
    Gimel: Arielle Daniel, Elisheva Pressburger, Sandy Hill
    Assistants: Sandy Hill and Alex Schwartz
     
    Music and Movement: Brigid Finucane

    Staff
    Carol Grannick
  • Solomon Schechter Day School Staff

    Director of Building and Grounds: Leonid Arlinsky
    Maintenance Staff: Alex Fridman
    Maintenance Staff: Gregory Grosman
    Maintenance Staff: Max Kudrin

    Controller: Scott Roseman

    Alumni Relations and Giving Coordinator: Francine Ephraim
    Development Associate: Dalia Jacobson

    Food Services Manager: Shoshy Mor
    Chef: Etti Darmoni
    Kitchen Staff: Elana Ciobanu
     
    Human Resources Manager: Maris Fineberg
     
    Executive Assistant to Head of School, Office Manager: Meital Hochenboym
    Administrative Assistant: Sarah Kaufman
    Administrative Assistant: Traci Kranz
    Administrative Assistant: Zahava Berman

    IT Manager: Louis Moeckler
    IT Support Specialist: Ben Alexander
     
    Director of Information, Media and Special Programming: Holly Rosenberg

    School Nurse: Marilyn Sawyer

    Full-Time Sub and Bus Supervisor: Linda Schwartz

    Substitute Coordinator: Hanna Schiffman

    Athletic Director: Alicia Honan
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
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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