Supporting Dr. Shulkind and Requesting Urgent Temple Board Action
The undersigned are parents of Sinai Akiba Academy students and alumni who wish to express our support for Head of School Dr. Sarah Shulkind, who has overseen tremendous improvements to our school, made it competitive with top private religious and secular schools, attracted teaching talent, enhanced the financial well-being, upgraded the programming and curriculum, successfully integrated the preschool/elementary/middle schools, and broadened the reach of the institution. We hope that she will remain at Sinai Akiba Academy for years to come.
We also call on the Board of Sinai Temple to accelerate urgently its efforts to provide greater decision-making and financial autonomy to Sinai Akiba Academy, which is critical to attracting and retaining top talent, reassuring donors, safeguarding enrollment, and retaining accreditation. We request that the Board appoint a working group of no more than three individuals to work with school representatives to identify a suitable mechanism -- to be voted upon by the Temple Board by the end of March 2019 -- to afford the school greater autonomy while maintaining the special relationship between the temple and school.