As a graduate of the Class of 1987 at Golda Och Academy (then Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union), Atara Jacobson '87
has spent much of her life immersed in school culture as a student, school parent and active lay leader. Her passion and dedication for GOA runs deep as her father, S. Hirsch Jacobson z”l, was a beloved principal of SSDSEU. Most recently, Atara served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Golda Och Academy from 2016-2018 where she oversaw the school’s re-accreditation process from the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and helped redefine the school’s mission, vision and values. She has been a member of the GOA Board of Trustees since 2008 and currently serves as a member of the Finance Committee and Committee on Trustees. From 2012-2014, Atara served as an Annual Fund development co-chair and is a member of the S. Hirsch Jacobson Prize committee. Atara and her husband Scott Bieber have three children who currently attend GOA: Jonah (Class of 2020), Ari (Class of 2021) and Aliza (Class of 2024).