CJP’s Board of Directors oversees the school’s operations and sets all policies. The Board is made up of Board-appointed representatives, as well as appointed representatives from our partners: Temple Beth El, Temple Israel, and the Levine JCC.

From the Board of Directors President's Desk

By Jeff Richek

I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community.  It was a thrill to watch my older daughter, Nina, thrive in this nurturing enviornment and graduate.  I look forward to having more years as a parent with my younger daughter, Margot.  I am very thankful for the amazing teachers and administration who work hard every day to deliver the mission of providing young children with a secure and loving atmosphere in which to grow, develop a positive self-image, and learn the joy of Jewish life.

With that, I could not be more excited for the opportunity to work with this incredible Board of Directors.  Our group of lay leaders have a wonderful passion for our school and a tremendous depth of knowledge.  We will continue to work hard towards CJP's strategic goals that will help us support, retain, and invest in effective staff and board members, promote a culture of community, engage in intentional, mission-driven growth planning, and increase financial strength and stability so CJP is here for families for years to come.

Thank you for being a part of our community and helping it grow stronger each year.

If you are interested in Joining our Board of Directors please fill out this inquiry.


President- Jeff Richek

Vice President, Administration- Jamie Oppenheim

Vice President, Finance- Peter Dreyer

Vice President, Governance- Phil Welber

Vice President, Develepment- Rachel Reifkind

Vice President, Nominating- Eliza Carney

Executive Director- Becca Green


Danielle Maddox

Diana Bregman

Dustin Schneider

Eliana Berger

Jeff Goldsmith

Kevin Gobuty

Matthew Carroll

Phil Meyer

Rebecca Michalove

Sabrina Dowling

Shayna Putterman


Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is an active, committed group of parent and teacher volunteers that creates a caring school community, as well as organizes volunteer and fundraising activities. Our members, chairpersons, and officers host numerous events and fundraisers throughout the year in order to strengthen our connections and ultimately promote positive growth and learning in our children. We meet regularly to enhance the educational, developmental and social programs offered, and to raise funds for improving the preschool. All parents are welcome and encouraged to become active in the PTO.

From the PTO President's Desk

by Rebekah Rubenstein

On behalf of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), welcome to the Charlotte Jewish Preschool (CJP)!

I am so excited to be serving as your PTO President this year.  My family has been a part of the CJP family since 2016 when we moved to Charlotte.  My two older daughters are CJP graduates and our youngest will be in the Full Day PreK class this year.  I am entering my 9th school year as a CJP parent and I have seen how parent involvement can shape our Kehillah- the community that makes CJP special.

We encourage you to join the PTO and take an active role in our school for as much as your schedule allows.  There are many different opportunities to help, both in person and behind the scenes.  Your dues will support our PTO programming and events and we need your help to make this year terrific for our kids and teachers.

I look forward to meeting all of you and working together to ensure our kids have an amazing year here at CJP!  Thank you in advance for joining our PTO and actively helping shape our community.  With your support, we can ensure that this year will be an exceptional one for our children and our school.


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