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As an NAIS member and ISAS-accredited independent school, BYDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Trustees determine the BYDS vision and strategic goals, and act as fiduciaries for future generations of BYDS students—exercising oversight of the school’s financial health, approving the school’s annual budget, and overseeing the school’s physical assets and fundraising efforts. Importantly, the Board selects, evaluates and supports the Head of School, who is responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the school, including curriculum, admissions, disciplinary and personnel decisions to name a few. The trustees act as stewards of the school, while serving as ambassadors of the BYDS mission. Our board committees are a great way to become involved in our school, and those interested in doing so should email the Chair of the Board of Trustees at boardchair@byds.org for more information.

Jennifer Deutsch

Jennifer Deutsch

BYDS Board Chair















    2019-2020 Board of Trustees
    Board Chair Jennifer Deutsch
    Edward Berzin
    Barbara Bratter
    Ron Brounes
    Russell Diamond
    Jason Feldman
    Courtney Haas
    Michele Hayes
    Barbara Horwitz
    Stacey Shidler
    Jordana Slawin
    Michelle Spoonemore
    Roger Stern
    Lisa Strauss
    Michele Tesciuba





    Ex-Officio (Voting Trustees)
    Past President William Goldberg
    Past Chair Carolyn Plessner
    Past Chair Susie Raizner
    Past Chair Stewart Rosenthal
    Past Chair Gary Swartz










    Ex-Officio (Non-Voting Trustees)
    Head of School Jennifer LeVine
    CBY Board President Designee Emily Blechman
    CBY Board President Jerrad Bloome
    Cantor Hazzan Meier Finkelstein
    Assistant Rabbi Rabbi Sarah Fort
    PTO Co-President Jessica Gordon
    Chapel Rabbi Rabbi Daniel Horwitz
    Associate Rabbi Rabbi Steve Morgen
    Rabbi Emeritus Rabbi David Rosen
    Rabbi Emeritus Rabbi Jack Segal
    Senior Rabbi Rabbi Brian Strauss



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    Principles of Good Practice INFO
    The Board adheres to the "Principles of Good Practice" established by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The Principles provide guidelines for the Board to use in carrying out its responsibilities.
    Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught...
    Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX
    2017-03-13T11:54:16-05:00
    Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught and reinforced fundamental Jewish values...
    Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning...
    Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX
    2018-07-03T03:12:44-05:00
    Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning in a wide variety of Jewish and secular areas.
    My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way...
    Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX
    2018-07-03T03:17:50-05:00
    My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way we do Judaics makes Beth Yeshurun perfect for me.
    The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
    Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX
    2018-07-03T03:19:20-05:00
    The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
    BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we...
    Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX
    2018-07-03T03:20:29-05:00
    BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we spend at school.
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    Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX