NEMJDS Board of Directors 


Our Board

The N.E. Miles Jewish Day School (NEMJDS) Board of Directors is composed of members who embody the broad and diverse nature of Birmingham’s Jewish Community.  According to the by-laws, the Board of Directors is comprised of at least nineteen and not more than thirty four members with representation from the three local synagogues, Chabad, the Levite Jewish Community Center, and constituents of the Birmingham Jewish Federation and Collat Jewish Family Services. The chairperson of the NEMJDS Endowment Advisory Committee, the president of the Parent-Teacher Association of the NEMJDS and the immediate Past President of the NEMJDS Board of Directors shall also be a Director. Additional seats on the board are filled by Day School alumni, parents, and community leaders.

Executive Committee

President Sam Friedman
Administrative Vice President Brooke Kaplan
Vice President of Education and Personnel Sheri Krell
Vice President of PR and Recruitment Carlie Stein Somerville
Vice President of Ways and Means Barbara Aland
Treasurer Bruce Downs
Secretary Sarah Abroms Kunin
Head of School Debra Abolafia
Immediate Past President Susan Greene
Parent Association President Ilene Kosoff

Board of Directors

Barbara Brande Florina Newcomb David Romanoff
Brett Chessin Jessica Nissenbaum Danielle Rosenbaum
Julie Cohen Jamie Odrezin Robbie Rothenberg
Jan Jaffe Lynn Raviv Josh Rutsky
Kendal Jaffe Nadav Raviv Evan Salter
Ilene Kosoff Andrea Shapiro

Ex Officio: Rabbi Stephen Slater, Rabbi Moshe Rube, Lauren Schwartz, Richard Friedman, Sally Friedman, Cantor Jessica Ruskin, Rabbi Yossi Posner, Rabbi Adam Wright

Interested in Volunteering?

Our volunteers are key members of our Day School Family. From tutoring, to administrative work, to helping out on special days, our volunteers are vital in assisting that our school is always performing at the top level.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering, please reach out to us!