SARASOTA, FL – The Hershorin Schiff Community Day School has announced its board of trustees for 2018-2019. Elected as co-chairs are Mitch Blumenthal and Rachel Saltzberg; treasurer is Robert Landman and secretary is Stacey Edelman. New to the board this year are Kelly Fitzgerald, David Chessler and Betty Rosenthal; they join trustees Bernard Berkman, Andy Cohen, Gregory C. Farrington, Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman, Wilma Hamilton, Dr. Wendy Katz and Kyla Weiner. Richard Hershorin was named a lifetime member of the board.
Blumenthal is a longtime resident of Sarasota who has deep ties with and a history of giving philanthropically to the community. He is the former owner and CEO of Global Organics, which he recently sold to a national company, United Natural Foods. He began the organic produce distributorship from his backyard farm – he built it into one of the largest organic food distributors in the United States. He served as vice president of operations at Temple Beth Sholom, chairman of the board at All Faiths Food Bank (2005), and is the proud parent of two boys who were born and raised here and graduated from Community Day School (when it was known as Goldie Feldman Academy).
Saltzberg is the proud parent of two current Community Day School students and a graduate – she has been involved with the school since arriving in Sarasota in 2004 with her husband and newborn daughter. She graduated from McGill University with a degree in industrial relations, received her Graduate Gemology Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America, and her Master of Business Administration from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. She has served the school in many capacities, both as a professional and volunteer.
Coming off the board are the previous chair, Dr. Laura Hershorin, Nancy Roucher and Rabbi Michael Werbow. To learn more about Community Day School, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, go to communityday.org or call (941) 552-2770.
About Hershorin Schiff Community Day School
The mission of the Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is to impact the world by creating a community where children of all faiths demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and a desire to improve the world. Community Day offers a rigorous, project-based academic program in a diverse and vibrant learning environment rooted in the Jewish values of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and respect. For more information, visit the website at communityday.org or call (941) 552-2770.