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A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA
A Dynamic Jewish Early Childhood Center Serving Children Ages 6 Weeks to Entering Pre-K
A Jewish Day School serving students in Grades TK-6
A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA

Day School Governing Board

The Day School Governing Board is composed of current parents, educational professionals, ADAT leadership, and alumni whose role is to support our professional staff in carrying out our School’s mission. It consists of committees, such as: Finance, Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communications, Admissions, and Development, to advance our efforts in these specific areas.

Though the Board is composed of 50% current parents and 50% members of the community who have a vested interest in the institution, all members will have the ability to directly contribute to our “village”, and to positively impact our community and the education of all Adat Ari El students.

The following individuals are members of the 2019-20 Governing Board:


  • Kristin Weiss - Day School Governing Board Chair, Governance
  • Alexis Naim -  Board Vice-Chair/Development Co-Chair
  • Olga Babak - Secretary
  • Sherri Cunningham - Finance Chair
  • Jeremy Weiss - Finance Vice Chair
  • Natalie Sirin - Parent Association President, Development Co- Chair
  • Leora Smith - Parent Association President 
  • Kate Blumberg - Admissions Chair
  • Eric Lowe - Marketing Chair
  • Susie Forer-Dehrey - Strategic Planning Co-Chair
  • Zach Schwartz - Strategic Planning Co-Chair
  • Melissa Sohn - Governance, Head Support Chair

Board Members

  • Debby Barack
  • Sally Greene 
  • Monise Neuman
  • Harold Masor
  • Elyse Weise


  • Shara Peters - Head of School
  • Eric Nicastro - Synagogue Executive Director
  • Adam Spiegal - VP Education Synagogue Board
  • Rabbi Bernhard - Senior Rabbi
Wed, November 25 2020 9 Kislev 5781