Jewish day schools provide more than a formal Jewish education. They provide deep rooted values that last a lifetime, a strong sense of Jewish pride, and an immersive and content rich Jewish environment.

Prizmah sat down with dozens of Jewish day school alumni from a variety of geographic, denominational, and professional backgrounds to reflect on their day school experiences and speak to the critical values of Jewish day school education for our future. Follow our #JDSalumniproud campaign to hear how Jewish day schools have impacted generations of Jewish learners and leaders.

Jake Mintz 

Sports Analyst 

Rabbi Ethan Tucker 

President and Rosh Yeshiva, Hadar

Rachel Zivic

Head of School, Kellman Brown Academy 

Judge Judy Harris Kluger

Executive Director of Sanctuary for Families, Former Chief of Policy and Planning for NY State Courts 

Lisa and Shira Wisotsky 

Physician and Lawyer 

Rabbi Dov Pianko 

Director of Programming and Student Life, Dean of Students at Ramaz

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein

Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor, Jewish Federations of North America

Ariela Rosenberg-Brafman and Ruthy Rosenberg

President and Executive Director and Philanthropist

Michael Bohnen

President, Adelson Family Foundation

Robin Rochlin

Managing Director, Endowment Foundation, Assistant Executive Vice President of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

Arieh Coll

Equity Portfolio Manager

Elana Hasson

Tax Consultant

Paul Bernstein

CEO, Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools

Daniel Held

Chief Program Officer, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Deena Fuchs

Executive Director, Michah Philanthropies

David Friedman

Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
Prizmah Board Chair (2021-2023)

Sarena Koschitzky

Past Chair for Centre of Jewish Education Toronoto, Prizmah Board Member

Lawrence Burian


Melissa Kushner

Board Chair, Hannah Senesh Community Day School
Founder and Board Chair, Yamba Malawi

Daniel Bonner

Executive Director, Paul E. Singer Foundation

Fay Koyfman

University Student

Maury Litwack

Founder, Teach Coalition Network and
Managing Director, Orthodox Union

Gayle Nussbaum


Jewish day school has had a lasting impacting on on the Jewish community for generations. Read below how individuals from across North America attribute to their successes in life to their experiences from their Jewish education.

Molly Auerbach, Program Coordinator, Camp Ramah

It is without question that I firmly believe that going to Denver Jewish Day School

Melanie Eisen, Director of Teaching and Learning, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy

I grew up in Dollard des Ormeaux, a suburb of Montreal. Although my father was

Ariela Karmel, Content Marketing Manager, Deci AI

My family moved to Richmond from Calgary in 2002 when my father began his role