The Role of The Board

The Bet Shraga Board of Trustees safeguards the mission of the school through broad policy decisions. The Board is accountable for the financial well-being of the school and ensures the school's financial stability through responsible budgeting, asset management, tuition setting and fund-raising. The Board plans for the school's future needs through strategic planning, yearly goal setting, and through hiring, supporting and evaluating a Head of School. The Board sets goals for itself, conducts ongoing Board training and evaluates its own performance. Parents and guardians of current students are members of the school and can participate in the election of trustees.

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The full text of our bylaws is available here.


Sandor Schuman, President
Michele Fisher Gomez, Vice President of Development


Barbara Brodsky
Rabbi David Eligberg
Malka Evan
Nathan Graber
Simona Leifer
Carolyn Levine
Paul Mozer
Julie Pollack
Robert Titov
Jeff Wadler
Stephen Wrzesinski


The Board typically meets on the third Monday of the month in the school library. The dates of our meetings are published on our calendar. We welcome the attendance of members and community stakeholders.

Meeting Minutes

The approved minutes of our meetings are available here.



Reviews and evaluates our annual budget, analyzes monthly expenditures, cash flow and endowment status, oversees required financial reporting, recommends changes in tuition and financial aid process.
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Coordinates all of our fundraising activities, actively pursues endowments and major gifts, and develops and submits grant applications.
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Public Relations, Outreach, and Marketing

Updates and disseminates our marketing materials, develops and executes student recruitment campaigns, seeks opportunities to integrate Bet Shraga into the Jewish community, presents Bet Shraga and its educators as a valued community asset.
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Identifies, recruits and nominates trustees and officers, organizes continuing education programs for current trustees, facilitates periodic review of the bylaws.
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Jewish Life

Advises on matters associated with Jewish life at Bet Shraga, assesses Bet Shraga's role in the Jewish community, reviews and oversees religious practice standards in conjunction with the Head of School.
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Parent Engagement

Strives to maximize parent involvement in the decision making process of the Board and school administration, organizes parent meetings, and maximizes communication.
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