Our Board of Trustees is comprised of current parents, grandparents, and community members who are extremely dedicated and generous with their time and resources. The responsibilities of the Board include the following:
- Creating and maintaining the mission and vision of the school
- Establishing policies for the school to ensure that the mission of the institution is pursued and upheld
- Developing and implementing a strategic plan
- Financial oversight of the school, including the budget and fundraising efforts
Ruth Rubin (Co-Vice President)
College Guidance Coordinator, Marburn Academy
B.A., Wellesley College
"CJDS helps students find and nurture their identities and intellects, connecting simultaneously all parts of their secular/religious, socio-emotional, intellectual, kinesthetic, artistic, musical, scientific, whole-body selves. The faculty and staff know them, care for them, and push them. As our oldest has transitioned to middle school, he has found his seven previous years to have served him incredibly well."
Andrew S. Grossman (Imediate Past President)
Managing Partner, Grossman Law Offices
B.A. English Literature, Kansas University; J.D., Capital University
“Over the last decade or so, I’ve watched a couple hundred CJDS students develop into well-rounded, caring, thoughtful members of the Columbus Jewish community and citizens of the world. That’s what gives me the energy to help lead this Board of Trustees and to make sure that CJDS remains a strong, shining example of the best of what Jewish Columbus has to offer.”
Rabbi Jay Henry Moses (Vice President)
Vice President, The Wexner Foundation
MAHL, Rabbinic Ordination, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
"The Jewish mission of healing a broken world can only be accomplished if we have leaders who are educated in Jewish tradition and committed to pursuing that mission through a Jewish path. CJDS is the place where those leaders are being trained from a young age."
Kurt Malkoff, Ph.D. (Treasurer)
Clinical Psychologist, President/Founder, Matrix Psychological Services
B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Special Education and Counseling, Ph.D. in Psychology focusing on clinical developmental disabilities and clinical psychology from the Ohio State University; Predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
"CJDS is a special learning environment that fosters collaborative engagement while still respecting each student’s uniqueness."
Members at Large
Brokerage Senior Vice President/Principal, Colliers International
B.S. Finance, Max M. Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
"It is a privilege to dedicate my time towards the continued growth and development of CJDS. As a parent of two children at CJDS, I have watched and continue to watch my boys grow inside a rich Jewish environment, furthering their identities as both Jews and contributing members of our community."
Rabbi Alex Braver
Assistant Rabbi, Tifereth Israel
Tobi Gold (Founding Board President, lifetime member)
President and COO of Skilken/Gold Realstate Development
June Gutterman, Ed.D. (Founding Board Member)
CEO of Jewish Family Services of Columbus
B.A. European History/Musicology, New York University; M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Cincinnati; C.A.G.S. Rehabilitation Counseling Administration, University of Cincinnati; Ed.D. Special Education and Rehabilitation Administration, University of Cincinnati
“I credit this incredible school with the foundation of Jewish identity, learning, curiosity, and ethical grounding that our alumni have brought into their adult lives. CJDS is dedicated to looking at 'each child as if they are a work of art!’ I am honored to be part of the board today because the future of our school is as bright as the future we offer our children."
Alexandra T. Schimmer
Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, The Ohio State University
Associate Professor, Core Faculty, The Ohio State University
Sara L. Zeigler (Past President)
Export Assistance Manager, Ohio Development Services Agency
B.A. International Studies, The Ohio State University
“CJDS is a special place where secular and Jewish education are integrated in a way that inspires our children to achieve their highest academic potential. Through the love and support of the administration, teachers, and staff, our children have become socially responsible, courageous, and empowered individuals. I am honored to serve on the board and be a part of the CJDS community.”