About the Yavneh Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteer parents and dedicated community members who are committed to quality Jewish education. The Board sets policy and standards, ensures fiscal responsibility, and acts as ambassadors for the school. The Board encourages parental and community involvement in Yavneh and actively solicits support for the school.
2023-2024 Board of Trustees
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Ex Officio Members
Trustees at Large
Rabbi Nico Socolovsky – Rabbinical Representative
Debra Eskinazi Stockdale
Rebecca Dishotsky is a Silicon Valley native, working as a communications professional at eBay. With her husband, Kirk, and two growing daughters, she enjoys music, gardening, cooking, movies, hiking and spending time with family and friends. The family are members of Temple Emanu-El in San Jose and live in a 100+-year-old Craftsman home in the Rose Garden area.
Lissa Minkin is rounding the corner on 30 years of Human Resources leadership experience in technology companies including Time Warner, eBay and Facebook. Lissa is currently the Chief People Officer of Wrapbook which is her third stint leading Human Resources at a growing start-up. Lissa’s son Noah is a graduate of a Yavneh Day School, Saratoga High School and starts Tulane University, her alma mater, in the Fall. She lives in Saratoga, California.
Jennifer is a motivated team player who drives her teams to success via positive reinforcement and a persistent team ethic. She began her career as a Pediatric Nurse at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and has a Master’s in Pediatric Nursing Education from UCSF. She currently works in Customer Operations at a Healthcare Startup as the Director of Customer Success. Jennifer has a passion for supporting Jewish Youth and always tries to stay involved in the Jewish community in one way or another.
Bay Area native, Lindsay Roller has worked in various formal and informal Jewish education settings from synagogue preschools and religious schools in Los Angeles to Camp Ramah in Ojai. She enjoys reading, cooking and crafting and is excited to share these passions with her children. She is married to Rabbi Nathan Roller, Rabbi Educator at Congregation Beth David and their oldest child is entering kindergarten at Yavneh.
Stephanie Rothstein is a 19-year educator with expertise in strategic planning, design thinking, project-based learning, real-world application, education technology, and innovative learning practices. She previously started, chaired, and taught in the LEAD pathway at Los Gatos High School and she currently supports Academic Innovation and Educational Technology for the 31 schools in Santa Clara Unified School District. Stephanie loves Yavneh and has been happy to be part of this school community for many years through her three children soon-to-be in Kitah Chet, Vav, and Alef.
Rabbi Nico Socolovsky
Rabbi Nico grew up in Buenos Aires and immigrated to Israel in 2002. He has worked in many different social frameworks; teenagers, immigrants, ex-prisoners, underprivileged families, and others. In 2010 Rabbi Nico initiated the Shchuniya, a home for Jewish renaissance, in Haifa. He also worked for RHR – Rabbis for Human Rights – directing the Center for Economic Rights in Hadera, Israel. From 2013 to 2015 he lived in Singapore and served several communities in South East Asia. Rabbi Nico lives with his wife Noga, children Amitai, Nitzan and Guilad, and their dog Athena.
Mark lives in Gilroy, CA with his spouse Stephanie, where they run a hunter jumper equestrian barn. He currently works as a finance manager at Peet’s coffee overseeing the retail space. Mark has a deep passion for learning about microeconomics, physics, and human behavior.
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