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2017-18 Board of Trustees

Lawrence Bartlett

Lawrence Bartlett

With nearly forty years of experience as an attorney, Lawrence brings a valuable blend of experience, tenacity, and skill to the board.

Susan Chortek-Weisman

Susan Chortek-Weisman

Having held prominent leadership roles for local Jewish organizations for several years, Susan provides leadership and engagement expertise.

Michel Cohen

Michel Cohen

An independent financial advisor at LM Group and co-founder of Downtown Works, Michel brings finance and business development expertise.

Barbi Dorfan

Barbi Dorfan

As an SDJA parent, artist and entrepreneur, Barbi brings an invaluable level of insight and acumen to the board.

Dan Feldman

Dan Feldman

A past student of SDJA, Dan brings his finance, real estate, and business experience as the current President of Sunroad Asset Management.

Heidi Gantwerk

Heidi Gantwerk

Heidi is the founder and principal of HG Consulting Group, LLC, with expertise in strategic planning and civil engagement.

Lee Goodman

Lee Goodman

Lee brings many years of leadership and finance experience to the board, having served as President and CEO of Jerome’s Furniture.

Ben Handler

Ben Handler

Ben brings over 14 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisitions and valuable business development strategy to his trusteeship.

Daniela Jinich

Daniela Jinich

Owner of Y-3 La Jolla, Daniela brings to the board her expertise in business development and strategy.

Sonia Mandelbaum

Sonia Mandelbaum

SDJA alumna and parent, Sonia served on the SDJA Advancement Committee for many years and offers advancement and marketing expertise.

Eduardo Podolsky

Eduardo Podolsky

As the current Vice President of Asset Management at LLJ Ventures, Eduardo offers incredible leadership and finance guidance.

Elliot Scott

Elliot Scott

Current SDJA parent, Elliot brings more than 20 years experience in finance and real estate investment to his trusteeship.

Russell Silberstein

Russell Silberstein

As the owner and principal of Carmel Capital Partners LLC, Russell brings his finance and investment expertise to his trusteeship.

Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Author, commentator, and rabbi of Congregation Dor Hadash, Yael brings passion and leadership to her role as SDJA board president.

Laura Vainer

Laura Vainer

Philanthropist and active member of various local community organizations, Laura brings community engagement expertise to her trusteeship.

Daniel Varon

Daniel Varon

An active member of the Jewish Community and spouse to an SDJA alumna, Daniel works as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County.

Caryn Viterbi

Caryn Viterbi

As the former San Diego County Deputy District Attorney for over 20 years, Caryn offers incredible leadership and expert advice.

Senior Leadership Team


Skip Carpowich
CFO & COO

Phone: (858) 704-3860
Email: scarpowich@sdja.com

 


Keri Copans
Director of Admissions

Phone: (858) 704-3716
Email: kcopans@sdja.com

 


Yael Edelstein
Director of the Early Childhood Center

Phone: (858) 704-3815
Email: yedelstein@sdja.com

 


Rabbi Philip Graubart
Chief Jewish Officer

Phone: (858) 704-3734
Email: pgraubart@sdja.com

 


Chaim Heller
Head of School

Phone: (858) 704-3702
Email: cheller@sdja.com

 


Rachelle Jagolinzer
Director of Advancement

Phone: (858) 704-3706
Email: rjagolinzer@sdja.com

 


Kelley King
Head of Golda Meir Lower School

Phone: (858) 704-3759
Email: kking@sdja.com

 


Michael Quigley
Head of Maimonides Upper School

Phone: (858) 704-3762
Email: mquigley@sdja.com