Board of Trustees

Board members serve a critical role at Denver JDS

The Denver JDS Board of Trustees has a responsibility to our students, teachers, administrators, and parents. As such, the Board uses its collective judgments to set and monitor the school's purpose and policy, ensuring our school's integrity and reputation today and into the future.

Denver JDS aims to balance Board membership evenly between current parents who are actively engaged in school life and/or school committees and members of the community with strong board leadership at other nonprofit organizations. Up to 21 elected trustees serve staggered three-year terms, and trustees may elect to serve up to two terms of service. An immediate past board chair, two faculty members from each division, and the PTO president also sit on the committee. Terms run from July 1-June 30.

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Rich Cohn, Board Chair
Irit Waldbaum, Immediate Past President

Adam Berger
Carley Brooks
Randy Brunschwig
Blake Cohen
Dr. Haidi Demain
Nancy Gart
Nancy Kaufman
Jared Kleinstein (Class of 2005)
Carla Kutnick
Alexandra F. Metzl
Sara Nieder
Kami Pomerantz
Sarah Raphaely
Scott Reisch
Samuel Rotbart (Class of 2010)
Joshua Rubenstein
Dr. Eli Sacks
Jonathan Sar (Class of 2000)
Daniel Smith (Class of 2008)

Amy Kletzky & Dita Wohlauer - PTO Co-Presidents


Dr. Avi Halzel, Head of School/CEO
Elana Shapiro, Lower Division Principal
Jason Snyder, Upper Division Principal
Krista Boscoe, Director of Advancement
Shayna Friedman, Director of Admission
Rick Getz, CFO

Megan Zitron, Upper Division Faculty Representative
Jerry Rotenberg, Upper Division Faculty Representative
Rabbi Emily Hyatt, Rabbinic Council Rep.