Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

“I’m always impressed by the amazing things this school is able to do, including integrating the latest technology into the classroom, and sending faculty to national workshops and conferences to keep their skills sharp so that they can build an innovative curricula.” – HMJDS Parent

Click to read the board update on our strategic process.

Click to read about our strategic planning initiative

The members of the Board of Trustees of the Day School hold a threefold duty:

  • to ensure that the mission of the institution is pursued and upheld
  • to give guidance to administration
  • to advance the institution in the community


Our Board members represent all facets of relationship to the school — parents, grandparents and interested community members. They meet monthly as a whole group and additionally on subcommittees regarding strategic planning, finance and endowments. Ultimately, they bear the fiduciary responsibility for the integrity of the school as an institution serving the Jewish community of Minneapolis.


Officers of the Board of Directors

  • Co-Presidents: Jon Halper and Rachael Vegas
  • Executive Appointments: Bradley Bimberg, Bruce Manning, and Lauren Weiser
  • VP – HR: Neil Moses-Zirkes
  • VP – Development: Wendy Lovell-Smith
  • VP – Marketing and Communications: Marissa Onheiber
  • Treasurer: Herb Cohn
  • Secretary: Debbie Stillman
  • Immediate Past President: Mark Appelbaum*


Additional Members of the Board of Trustees:

Sally Forbes Friedman*^ Debra Glassman* Bernie Goldblatt*^
Oren Gross Matthew Heilicher* David Kohn*^
Mary Koppel*^ Ron Krebs Seth Meister
Joel Mintzer David Nathan Ellen Sue Parker*^
Jerry Ribnick*^ Robyn Schein Nancy Schoenberger^
Jerel Shapiro Judy Spiegel^ Richard Spiegel^
Jerry Waldman Dori Weinstein Elly Zweigbaum


*Past President ^Honorary Trustees