Education Cabinet

The Education Cabinet is the governing body of Pressman Academy. The Cabinet oversees the smooth operation of the Academy’s educational policies, finances, and committees, and is responsible for setting the school’s mission, education policy, and, tuition. It is comprised of 23 voting members who are parents, grandparents, and community members. The Cabinet works through the efforts of standing committees that are comprised of both Education Cabinet members and non-members. Those committees are:

  • Committee on Trustees
  • Budget & Finance Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • ECC Committee
  • Day School Committee
  • Middle School Committee
  • Religious School Committee
  • Resource Development Committee
  • Ad-hoc Alumni Relations Committee
  • Ad-hoc Grandparents at Pressman Committee


The Education Cabinet undertakes to assure the stability of the Academy and safeguard its educational mission. The mission of Pressman Academy is: Developing minds. Nurturing hearts. Instilling Jewish values. The Education Cabinet seeks to instill the values of the mission by encouraging inspired leadership committed to Jewish tradition, community, and the development of our children as both students and human beings. The Cabinet meetings are open to all parents and members of Temple Beth Am who are interested in learning more about the work of Pressman Academy.



Karen Fried

V.P. of Education/Chair of the Cabinet

Voting Members

Sarah Benor

Christy Chaloff

Debbie Cohen

Hadar Cohen

Mike Cohn

Ronnie Eisen

Jennifer Elad

Elyssa Elbaz

Sean Fitts

Karen Fried

Daniel Goldberg

Joelle Gryczman

Melissa Hirsch

Joanna Kasirer

Matt Lefferman

Avi Peretz

Ellen Pereg

Nina Reinis

Jay Sanders

Vanessa Stoff

Marshall Temkin

Yana Temkin



Michelle Barton

Angie Bass

Mike Cohn

Susan Green

Joel Grossman

Sheryl Goldman

Dina Hellerstein

Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman

Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

Jill Linder

Rabbi Ari Lucas

Jeff Rabin

Erica Rothblum

Linda Salem

Jay Sanders

Jill Sperling

Inez Tiger

Janet Urman

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