Board of Trustees
Ben Flusberg and his wife Keren Fisher (AJA/Yeshiva Atlanta alum) are the proud parents of one AJA graduate (class of 2022) and four current AJA students. Ben has served on AJA's Board of Trustees and Finance Committee since 2020, and he and his family are members of Congregation Ohr HaTorah in Toco Hills. Professionally, Ben has spent the past 20 years delivering technology and business innovation across a variety of industries. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Data Solutions at Cox Automotive in Atlanta, and he previously worked at The Boston Consulting Group in Atlanta and at a biotechnology startup in Silicon Valley. Before that, Ben earned a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University.
Pia Koslow Frank is a family law attorney and mediator with Koslow Law Offices, LLC, helping clients effectively navigate divorce and custody matters and the preparation of prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, in addition to serving as a mediator and Guardian Ad Litem in family law cases. Pia and her husband Tal have four children at AJA who have all attended the school since starting kindergarten. Piahas served on AJA’s Board of Trustees since 2016. During her Board service, Pia served on the Legal Committee and as Vice President she chaired the Committee on Trustees. Pia presently is Chair of the Head of School Support and Evaluation Committee. She also serves on the Board of Congregation Shearith Israel in the position of Vice President of Governance and has been active at Shearith Israel on the Rabbi Search Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.
Dr. Joshua Guttman
Dr. Guttman was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He completed medical school and residency in Emergency Medicine at McGill University in Montreal where he was chief resident. He then moved to New York City to complete a fellowship in emergency medicine ultrasound at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Four years ago, Dr. Guttman and his family decided to move to Atlanta due to the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Atlanta Jewish community and settled in Toco Hills. Since moving to Atlanta, Dr. Guttman has served as an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Emory University and as an Attending Emergency Physician at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Guttman and his wife Rebecca have been proud AJA parents since arriving in Atlanta and will be starting their 5th year at AJA in the fall. They have 3 children. Yonah is a rising 3rd grader, Dov is a rising 1st grader and Abby is 8 months old. In July 2020, Dr. Guttman began serving on the medical committee, creating Covid protocols and policies to have a successful school re-opening, where he continues to serve today. Along with the rest of the medical committee, he was the 2022 volunteer of the year for AJA. Rebecca has been a parent volunteer since moving to Atlanta and serves as a grade representative for the PTSA. Dr. Guttman also serves on the board of the Ohr HaTorah Congregation in Toco Hills, as well as the medical representative to the Ohr HaTorah Security Committee. Professionally, Dr. Guttman is the advanced emergency medicine ultrasound fellowship director for the Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine. He serves on multiple national medical boards, including for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council. With his free time, Dr. Guttman enjoys his peloton, kiddush club and cheering for his beloved Montreal Canadiens.
President Leanne Kaplan grew up in Memphis, TN and has lived in the greater Atlanta area since 2002. She has an MA in Social Service Administration and currently works as the Financial Coordinator for Kaplan Orthodontics, her husband, Jason's, orthodontic practice in Dunwoody, GA. Leanne has served in many capacities on the AJA board since 2014. Leanne is passionate about Jewish Day School education and has two sons, Matthew (AJA '21) and Pace (AJA '25). She recently had the honor of being a Legacy Heritage OnBoard Fellow in the Atlanta cohort. Leanne is a member of Congregation Ariel.
Rivka Monheit is a partner at Pabst Patent Group LLP, a law firm specializing in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical intellectual property law. She is an alumna of AJA's predecessor high school, Yeshiva High School of Atlanta (1992), and her two children have attended AJA since kindergarten. Rivka has served on AJA's Board of Trustees since 2017. In addition to her Board service at AJA, Rivka helped create the Young Women in STEM Career Fair at AJA. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Georgia PATENTS, a pro bono patent organization, on the Intellectual Property Law Section Council for the American Bar Association, and helps organize the Women's Torah and Tefillah group at her synagogue, Congregation Ohr HaTorah.
Dr. Les Rubin
Dr. Rubin is a developmental pediatrician in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a number of professional and academic relationships in Atlanta and has a strong connection with the Atlanta Jewish Community. Dr. Rubin was the President of Congregation Beth Tefillah from 2006 - 2008. He went on March of the Living in 2007 and the next year co-founded Am Yisrael Chai! – a Holocaust program in Atlanta which hosts annual events and has a mission to plant 1.5 million daffodils in remembrance of the 1.5 million children whose lives were cut short by the Holocaust.
Anita Stein is a 1972 graduate of the Hebrew Academy of Atlanta. Her five children all attended AJA/Yeshiva from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Anita has served on the AJA and Yeshiva boards in the past. She taught Middle School Art there for 15 years and is currently a volunteer art teacher in the High School. She is a practicing artist in Atlanta and a member of Congregation Beth Tefillah and is currently the grandmother of AJA students.
Dr. Chanie Steinberg
Dr. Anna (Chanie) Steinberg is a medical director with Aetna. Prior to this, she worked as a primary care internist in Atlanta for 20 years, most recently for Emory Healthcare. She is an alumna of AJA (then called Hebrew Academy of Atlanta,) class of 1984, and Yeshiva Atlanta, class of 1989. She and her husband Scott have three children who all have attended AJA throughout their primary and high school education. Chanie has served on the AJA Board of Trustees since 2021 and on the AJA Medical Committee since 2021. She also served on the Board of Trustees at Yeshiva Atlanta during the merger of Yeshiva with Greenfield Hebrew Academy to become AJA. She has served on the board of her synagogue, Ohr HaTorah (then called Young Israel of Toco Hills). Chanie has volunteered for many years for the AJA PTSA in various capacities and as a mentor for Young Women in STEM at AJA. She sees patients at Physicians Care Clinic, a free clinic for low-income and uninsured adults living in Dekalb County, GA. Her husband Scott has chaired the AJA Golf Tournament for the past several years, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars towards tuition assistance for the school.
Cliff Weiss earned his B.A. and J.D. from Emory University. Cliff has taught numerous courses as an Adjunct Professor at Emory Law School, and he served twenty-eight years as Chief Counsel for Emory University Student Legal Services. He was appointed by three different Governors to serve as State Administrative Hearing Officer. Cliff has been published in numerous books and periodicals, and he has lectured throughout Georgia on legal issues. Cliff was also the Publisher/Editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times from 2012-2014. Cliff has been volunteering and providing free legal services to AJA for the last six years and represents several other non-profit organizations. Cliff and his wife, Loretta, have one son, Gabe, who attended AJA from Grades 5 through 12 and is in the dual degree program at Columbia University and Jewish Theological Seminary.