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Faculty and staff

When our students enter the building, they are greeted with big smiles and high fives. Their teachers are genuinely excited to see them again, much like you are to see your own children every morning. That’s one of the many reasons our faculty is extraordinary. Our staff is dedicated to educating on more than English, math, history, and science. They teach students about hard work and the importance of doing the best we can in all that we do. They help to understand the world around us and question it when we do not understand. They teach how to set goals and how to achieve them. They inspire students to pursue their dreams by giving them the tools and support they need to succeed.

Cynthia Kirsch
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Ariel Rozen
DIRECTOR OF JEWISH LIFE
Vivian Blum
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
Erica Goldberg
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING/COMM
Karla Morales
DIRECTOR OF EDE, ASA, AND CAMP



















JENNIFER LEVINE Head of School jlevine@byds.org
LINDA ATZIL Controller latzil@byds.org
JANICE BEKKER Admin. Assistant to the Elementary School Principal jbekker@byds.org
LAURA BONILLA Clinic Health Specialist lbonilla@byds.org
VIVIAN BLUM Director of Advancement vblum@byds.org
NINA CANNADY Staff Accountant ncannady@byds.org
ERICA GOLDBERG Director of Marketing & Communications egoldberg@byds.org
MICHELLE HOLLAND Head of School Executive Assistant mholland@byds.org
CINDY KIRSCH Elementary School Principal ckirsch@byds.org
DONNA LANE Chief Financial Officier dlane@byds.org
DAVID LE IT dle@byds.org
JENNY MARK Director of Early Childhood jmark@byds.org
KARLA MORALES Director of EDE/ASA/Camp kmorales@byds.org
ALEX NEWMAN Counselor anewman@byds.org
LESLIE PESIS Reading Specialist lpesis@byds.org
ARIEL ROZEN Director of Jewish Life arozen@byds.org
BARBARA SELZER Office Assistant bselzer@byds.org
KAYSONE SENGVONG Maintenance ksengvong@byds.org
MEGAN UZICK Student Achievement Team Coordinator muzick@byds.org
MONICA WOOLF Librarian mwoolf@byds.org












INFANTS NIARA MALVEAUX EC 1 nmalveaux@byds.org
LUISANA MARTINEZ EC 1 lmartinez@byds.org
CDO MARIA GAMERO EC 4 mgamero@byds.org
BRONIA KOSTANYAN EC 4 bkostanyan@byds.org
MARIANA FEFER EC 3 mfefer@byds.org
RIMMA CHERCHES EC 3 rcherches@byds.org
TWOS RACHEL LEE EC 9 rlee@byds.org
LISA NATES EC 9 lnates@byds.org
MORGAN GERSON EC 14 mgerson@byds.org
ANNA KOSTANYAN EC 14 akostanyan@byds.org
KATIE HERBST EC 10 kherbst@byds.org
ROSIE MORENO EC 10 rmoreno@byds.org
THREES HAYLEY JOCHNAU EC 11 hjochnau@byds.org
DANA HAKIMI EC 11 dhakimi@byds.org
NANCY SADICK EC 12 nsadick@byds.org
LATONYA TURNER EC 12 lturner@byds.org
MICHELLE HADAR EC 13 mhadar@byds.org
CAROLINA ORTEGA EC 13 cortega@byds.org











PRE-K CYNTHIA MARTINEZ ES 10 cmartinez@byds.org
HEATHER PURCELL ES 10 hpurcell@byds.org
BONNIE SUCHART ES 12 bsuchart@byds.org
MIRIAM ILECHUKWU ES 12 milechukwu@byds.org
KINDERGARTEN SAMANTHA GOLDING ES 13 sgolding@byds.org
ADRIENNE LOUDEN ES 13 alouden@byds.org
FIRST RUTH ADLER ES 15 radler@byds.org
JEAN KESSLER Teacher Assistant jkessler@byds.org
SECOND/THIRD RACHEL TOUBIN ES 17 rtoubin@byds.org
MARLA SHIELDS ES 1 mshields@byds.org
MADDIE NANCE ES 3 mnance@byds.org
FOURTH/FIFTH LAURIE DREYFUSS General Studies/ELA/SS ldreyfuss@byds.org
PAULA SINGER General Studies/Math psinger@byds.org



DENISE OLITZKI CDO through Kindergarten, Third dolitzki@byds.org
LIMOR CARASSO Fourth/Fifth lcarasso@byds.org
ARIEL ROZEN Fourth/Fifth arozen@byds.org
DINA SILBERMAN First/Second dsilberman@byds.org







HARRIET BORMASTER General Studies hbormaster@byds.org
HALEY FINKELMAN STEAM Teacher (3rd-5th) hfinkelman@byds.org
JACKELYN SILVERMAN STEAM Teacher (Pre-K thru 2nd) jsilverman@byds.org
JODI GOLD Art Teacher jgold@byds.org
MELANEE KAPLAN-WEISER PE Teacher mweiser@byds.org
DANIELA PETROLITO Music Teacher dpetrolito@byds.org
DINA SILBERMAN Spanish Teacher dilberman@byds.org
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Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught...
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
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...
2018-07-03T03:12:44+00:00
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...
2018-07-03T03:17:50+00:00
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.
2018-07-03T03:19:20+00:00
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...
2018-07-03T03:20:29+00:00
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we spend at school.