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Our Lay Leadership

Anette Yelin

Board President



The Gordon School Faculty and Admissions Director

Micaela Dayan

Principal of Early Childhood Center

Originally from Spain, Micaela directed the Brickell International Academy, which utilizes a Reggio-inspired curriculum with a focus on global and bilingual studies. Micaela shares a vision . . . 

Jessie Gindea

Intern Head of School 

Jessie is committed to promoting a rigorous, engaging and positive educational experience where all students feel accepted and respected . . .

Ashline Felix

Tikvah Center Director

Graduated from the University of Miami with my B.S. in Education and my M.S. in Behavioral Health from the University of Tampa. Ashline joined the Gordon School in 2016 . . . 

Madeline Wilburn

Enrichment Director 

Madeline Wilburn combines a keen understanding of what motivates and inspires children with an athleticism that is exemplified by her four years spent teaching as a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional . . . 

Nicole Sperling

Admissions Director

Nicole Sperling is an invaluable guide to parents considering The Gordon School. With wisdom gleaned from 9 years of teaching in Jewish Schools . . .

Synagogue Administrative Staff

Diana Garcia, Accountant (305) 854-3911, ext. 211
Paula Arias, Executive Assistant (305) 854-3911, ext. 210
School Administrative Assistant (305) 854-3282, ext. 237


Officers of the Congregation

Anette Yelin, President

Iris Destephen, Executive Vice President

Stuart Rosenberg, Immediate Past President

Martin Hershbein, Senior Vice President

Jessica Silver, Vice President

Michelle Dryjansky, Vice President

Jennifer Fine, Vice President

Scott Kurztman, Vice President

Todd Jerles, Treasurer

Michael Dvorkin, Asst.Treasurer

Michelle Merlin, Secretary

Karen Coppa, Asst. Secretary

David Scharlin, Community Liaison

Liat Kovacs, Women’s League President

Michael Silver, Brotherhood President

Board of Trustees

Jerry Coburn

Richard Emas

Samuel Gordon

Martin Hershbein

Sunny Hershbein

Jackie Traurig

Board of Directors

Jennifer Fine

Eric Kleinman

Floyd Krause

Richard Kuper

Jed Kurzban

Sandy Lenner

Vicki Litwer

Jonathan Mayer

Dr. David Newman

Barbara Reiser

Jessica Silver

Bernard Dane Stein

Wendy Traurig-Perlin

Beatriz Wong

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