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Our Leadership

Schechter Manhattan is lead by a group of devoted and deeply engaged educators and administrators. Our School Leadership and Educational Leadership Teams work together alongside our Board of Trustees to ensure the growth and success of each and every Schechter Manhattan student. The Administration and Board are also supported by the ongoing efforts of our Education and Rabbinic Advisory Committees.

School Leadership

  • Benjamin Mann, Head of School
  • Gary Pretsfelder, Principal
  • Judy Ney, Director of Admissions
  • Eric Blomquist, Director of Development and Operations

Educational Leadership Team

  • Shira Jacobson, Curriculum Coordinator
  • Ruth Servi, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Coordinator
  • Deanna Stecker, Coordinator of Learning Support

Parents’ Association

  • Jennifer Abrams & Asaf Kastner, Co-Presidents
  • Kerry Epstein, Secretary
  • Anat Leon, Treasurer
  • Shelli Aderman, Ittamar Arnold, Dana Morgan, Sarit Chalamish, Members-at-Large
  • Miri Radomski, Welcome Chair

Board of Trustees

  • Julie R. Sissman, President
  • Lilly Weitzner Icikson, Vice President
  • Stan Etra, Treasurer
  • Lisa M. Gordis, Secretary
  • Jennifer Abrams, Ex Officio
  • Daniel S. Bernstein, Emeritus
  • Andrea Brustein
  • Seth Cohen
  • Michal Greenberg-Cohen
  • Randy Feld
  • Suzanne R. Katz
  • Eileen Lieberman
  • Jerry Lieberman
  • Susan J. Lorin, Emerita
  • Rachel Ostow Lustbader
  • David Morris
  • Daniel Radomski
  • Howard J. Rubin, Emeritus
  • Laurence Sebert, Ex Officio
  • Elisheva S. Urbas, Emerita

Education Committee

  • Narda Alcorn
  • Dr. Terry Edelstein
  • Dr. Darcy Fryer
  • Dr. Lisa Gordis
  • Rabbi Yael Hammerman
  • Dr. Carol Ingall
  • Shira Jacobson
  • Saul Kaiserman, Chair
  • Benjamin Mann
  • Laura Norwitz
  • Gary Pretsfelder
  • Rabbi Joshua Rabin
  • Dr. Yoni Schwab
  • Dr. Seth Schwartz
  • Aliza Sebert
  • Ruth Servi
  • Deanna Stecker
  • Elisheva S. Urbas
  • Mason Voit
  • Keely Zaientz

Rabbinic Advisory Committee

  • Rabbi Rachel Ain
  • Rabbi Daniel Alder
  • Rabbi Scott Bolton
  • Rabbi Yael Hammerman
  • Rabbi Ami Hersh
  • Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky
  • Rabbi Barry Dov Katz
  • Rabbi David Levy
  • Rabbi Ethan Linden
  • Rabbi Laurence Sebert, Chair