Leah Spector, Principal and Judaics and Hebrew Department Head

Born in Israel, Leah Spector earned her undergraduate degree in Hearing Impaired Studies from Tel Aviv University in 1991. After moving to Cleveland that same year, she continued her education at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies, earning a Masters Degree in Judaic Studies Education. Her mission became teaching young children about Israel, Hebrew, Tanach and their Jewish identity.

Leah joined Mandel JDS in 1992, and is now responsible for overseeing the development of the General and Judaic educational program and curricula. Along with the Head of School, she oversees the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Leah also directly manages and supports the senior educational leadership team, including its professional development. Leah also develops and manages all class and event schedules as well as the master school calendar.

Leah utilizes her love and passion for her heritage, country and religion as an educator and administrator at Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School. Her goals are to develop educated Jewish students who are proud of their identity and will become lifelong active members of the Jewish community.