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Letter from the Board June 19, 2014

Mazal tov to all on another year of learning, growth, and community at Senesh—both in the classroom and on the Board.

The Board has had a very productive year! We have revitalized our Committee on Trustees (which oversee trustees, board development and training, and helps plan for new members); formalized our Head of School Evaluation Committee; overseen the school’s budget and finance; and worked tirelessly to raise essential money. In addition, using generous gifts and loans, we have bought another property to plan for our future. Please see below for a list of our board and committee members.

Endless thanks to Amy Glosser for her hard work and leadership, this year, and so many years before. To ensure a smooth transition from Amy to me, all year-long, we have met with Nicole every Tuesday morning to discuss both Board and day-to-day issues at school.

Next year, the Board will continue to focus on these staple Board issues, in addition to developing a strategic plan, participating in the renewal of our accreditation among the National Association of Independent Schools, and fostering the school’s commitment to academic excellence, mitzvot, and community. Your input is important to all of these endeavors.

In addition, I hope that you will join me in supporting Senesh. Please get involved and help us strengthen our community. Volunteer for the Gala or a Parent’s Association Event. Organize a class gathering. Host a Shabbat dinner. Give. Ask someone outside the school to give. Don’t know what to do – ask a Board member! Whatever works for you . . . . supporting Senesh is such fulfilling and important work.

Enjoy the summer!

Board 2014-15
Chair, Emily Reisbaum
Vice Chair, Jordan Green
Treasurer, Ellen Phillips
Secretary, Tori Rosen
JJ Berney
Ofer Cohen
Amy Glosser
Gary Gottlieb
Pam Kaplan
Katherine Linder
Adam Perlmutter
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick
Andrew Salkin
Gina Schmeling
Marion Stein

Board Committees:

Committee on Trustees. Katherine Linder (Chair), Amy Glosser, Aliza Kline, Emily Reisbaum, Tori Rosen, staff member Nicole Nash.

Development. JJ Berney and Jordan Green (Co-Chairs), Lisa Kleinman, Shelley Klein and Gina Schmeling (Annual Campaign Co-Chairs, 2013-14), Neil Solomon (Annual Campaign Chair, 2014-15), Adam Perlmutter, Emily Reisbaum, Aviva and Kurt Will (Gala Co-Chairs, 2013-14 and 2014-15), staff members Nicole Nash and Angie Lieber.

Facilities. Ofer Cohen (Chair), Yossi Ariel, Boaz Gilad, Tal Golomb, Gary Gottlieb, Emily Reisbaum, staff member Nicole Nash.

Finance. Ellen Phillips (Chair), JJ Berney, Jordan Green, Gary Gottlieb, Emily Reisbaum, David Spungen, Andrew Salkin, staff members Nicole Nash and Shai Carmel.

Head Support and Evaluation. Amy Glosser (Chair), Katherine Linder, Emily Reisbaum, Andrew Salkin.

Legal. Pam Kaplan, Emily Reisbaum.

Strategic Planning. Amy Glosser and Marcella Kanfer Rolnick (Co-Chairs), JJ Berney, Jordan Green, Emily Reisbaum, staff member Nicole Nash.

Emily Reisbaum
Chair of the Hannah Senesh Board of Trustees