Alumni Voices

Researching Pre-K-to-12 schools for your child's education isn't complete without looking at post-graduation outcomes. Whenever we receive updates from our alumni—whether in college or balancing careers and families—they can always trace their successes back to their Schechter/Golda Och Academy education. Hear for yourself what they have to say!
    • Rabbi Jesse Olitzky '02

Rabbi and Spiritual Leader
Congregation Beth El, South Orange, NJ
M.A. Jewish Theological Seminary 
Senior Consultant,
CohnReznick LLP
M.P.A. University of Texas at Austin
    • Jill Rudnitzky Brand ’04

Director of Marketing, East Region
Equinox, New York, NY
B.A. Emory University
Partner at Vinson & Elkins
J.D. Brooklyn Law School
    • Rabbi Justin Pines ’01

Senior Educator, The Brownstone,
New York, NY
J.D. Harvard Law School
University of Maryland, College Park
    • Whitney Gruhin ’07

Administrator, Division of Liver Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NYC
M.P.H. Columbia University
Current Student at Washington University
    • Paula Spack ’84

Lower School Faculty
Golda Och Academy


    • Evan Majzner ’01

Associate Director, Birthright Israel Foundation
New York, NY
J.D. Yeshiva University
    • Gabrielle Wolberger ’13

Current Student at University of Wisconsin at Madison