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Board of Trustees

Executive Board

President Leanne Kaplan 
Leanne was born and raised in Memphis, TN and moved to Atlanta in 2002 to return to her family roots. She currently works as the office manager at husband Jason’s orthodontic practice in Dunwoody. Leanne and Jason have two sons, Matthew and Pace, who attend AJA. The Kaplans live in Dunwoody and are members of Congregation Ariel.
 
Vice President / Pia Koslow Frank
Born and raised in Atlanta, Pia attended Emory Law School and currently practices as a family law attorney. She and husband Tal have four kids, all AJA students. Pia and her family attend Shearith Israel where they are regular attendees and active members. One of her favorite things about AJA is the amazing energy and ruach related to Jewish life and the celebration of Israel.
 
Treasurer /Carol Ratner
Carol moved to Atlanta with her husband, Ian, in the summer of 1993 from Toronto. Carol graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. In Atlanta, Carol was the Area Business Manager at Premier Car Rental before opening The Back Office, Inc. which helps small to medium size businesses with monthly accounting operations. Carol was PTSA President at GHA and on the Executive Board at YA before the merger. Most recently she served as AJA Treasurer and Vice President. Carol and Ian have 4 children Alexa, Myles, Brooke and Sela and have been parents at the GHA/YA/AJA since 1999.
 
Secretary / Stacy Westerman

Davi Kutner
 
 
Trustees
Perry Brickman
 
Deborah Fernhoff

Ben Flusberg
 
Rivka Monheit
Rivka is a graduate of Yeshiva High School of Atlanta (1992). She received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech (1997) and a JD from the University of Georgia School of Law (2000). Rivka is a partner at Pabst Patent Group LLP, a patent law firm she co-founded 13 years ago. During 2002-2004, Rivka and Sharon Feingold (YHS '95) created and ran the Yeshiva Atlanta Alumni organization. She is an active member of the Intellectual Property Law sections of the Georgia Bar and the American Bar Association (ABA), and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the IP Law section of the Georgia Bar and as the Chair of the Patent Legislation Committee of the IP Law Section of the ABA. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Georgia PATENTS, a pro bono patent organization. Rivka volunteers as a mentor in the Women Chemists Committee of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and enjoys creating programs for the Atlanta Chapter of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA). Rivka's other interests include participating in the Women's Torah and Tefillah group at YITH, learning, running, hiking, and playing viola. She lives in the Toco Hills community with her husband and children. They are members of Young Israel of Toco Hills (YITH)
 
Aviva Postelnik

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.
 
Marsha Spector
Marsha is CFO of Front Row Seats LLC, a ticket broker in Atlanta. In addition to the AJA board, she currently serves on the JNF Women for Israel Board. A longtime Atlanta resident and a graduate of GSU with a degree in special education, she has taught in Dekalb County Schools and ran a preschool program at OVS Synagogue for many years. She is a past president of Yeshiva Atlanta, Beth Jacob Sisterhood and AMIT. She and her husband Jan, have 5 children who are YA graduates - Shira Lipsey, Yehuda, Dovid, Daniela Gontownik and Avi (wife Eryn Bloomberg a GHA grad).
 
Anita Stein
 
Chanie Steinberg
Chanie Steinberg is a proud alumnus of AJA (then called Hebrew Academy of Atlanta,) class of 1984, and Yeshiva Atlanta, class of 1989. She received a BA in biology at New York University, then an MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai, and moved back to Atlanta in 2002 with her husband, Scott, and their daughter Sophie, who was then 10 months old. Fast forward several years--they have been proud AJA parents to Sophie, age 19 (Class of 2020,) now studying at the University of Michigan, Jordan, age 16 (Class of 2023,) and Isabella, age 11 (Class of 2028.) Chanie’s mother, Meta Miller, taught ECD and first grade for 17 years at the school, and was ECD director there for 10 years. Both her brothers, Joey and Benjy Wilson, are alumni of AJA. Chanie is currently working as an Internal Medicine primary care provider at Emory at Downtown Decatur Primary Care, under Emory Healthcare.  Chanie has served on the board of her synagogue, Ohr HaTorah (then called Young Israel of Toco Hills,) and the Yeshiva Atlanta board during the exciting merger of YA and GHA. She has volunteered for many years for the AJA PTSA in various capacities. She currently serves on the AJA Health Committee. Her husband Scott has chaired the AJA golf tournament for the past several years, and more recently the AJA Poker tournament, which have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars towards tuition assistance for the school.
 
Jeff Weener
 
Immediate Past President / Carol Ratner
Carol moved to Atlanta with her husband, Ian, in the summer of 1993 from Toronto. Carol graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. In Atlanta, Carol was the Area Business Manager at Premier Car Rental before opening The Back Office, Inc. which helps small to medium size businesses with monthly accounting operations. Carol was PTSA President at GHA and on the Executive Board at YA before the merger. Most recently she served as AJA Treasurer and Vice President. Carol and Ian have 4 children Alexa, Myles, Brooke and Sela and have been parents at the GHA/YA/AJA since 1999.
 
Trustee For Life
Malcolm Minsk 
Native Atlantan, Mr. Minsk graduated Boys High School and then attended Emory University School of Business Administration. During the Korean war, Malcolm served in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Malcolm currently works as a Certified Public Accountant, as a senior member Birnbrey, Minsk, Minsk, & Perling, LLC. He was also a co-founder of Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, NC, and the past Presidents of the Congregation Shearith Israel, GHA and presidential appointee to the Board of the Atlanta Jewish Federation. He is a life trustee of Greenfield Hebrew Academy and Current Life Trustee of Atlanta Jewish Academy. Malcolm and Betty z"l Gerson Minsk and they have 3 children, all graduates of the Hebrew Academy of Atlanta and Yeshiva High School of Atlanta. They also have 10 grandchildren, 4 of whom are living in Ra’nanah Israel.