Having served on our Board of Trustees since 2009 and as Board Chair from 2014-16, Jeffrey Landau dedicated a tremendous amount of time and energy to our school for which we are extremely grateful. During his tenure, Jeffrey oversaw the seamless transition of leadership in our school and worked tirelessly to support our teachers and students while promoting excellence at Golda Och Academy. Jeffrey currently serves as a member of our Finance and Investment Committees where he continues to help our school thrive financially and ensure our future viability for years to come.
For the past 12 years, Michele Landau has dedicated herself to Golda Och Academy and has been instrumental in our school’s success. Michele took on a leadership role as Parents Association president of the Lower School in 2006 and has since grown her leadership portfolio. In 2009, she co-chaired the Great Auction and in 2010 became the co-chair of the Building on Tradition Campaign, which was successfully completed in 2015. As co-chair of this monumental fundraising effort, Michele, along with the rest of the Building on Tradition team, were charged with meeting the $15 million challenge from the Och family. Her work helped secure the financial stability of our school, and we are fortunate she has continued her efforts serving as our Development Co-Chair.
While Michele and Jeffrey have accomplished a great deal for our school, by far, their greatest contributions are their incredible children: Rebecca (Class of 2018), Ally and Ethan (Class of 2020). These three outstanding young adults are sure to follow in their parents’ footsteps as leaders in the Jewish community for many years to come.