Our Leadership Team

Lisa Zide

Associate Head of School
Lisa Zide served as Director of Admission & Enrollment Management at Sinai Akiba Academy for a decade. A passionate champion of SAA’s mission, Lisa has been instrumental in overseeing an integrated program that includes marketing and outreach, parent and student ambassadorship, and ensuring a warm and welcoming presence at Sinai Akiba, bringing a dynamic new generation of families into the Sinai Temple community.

Beginning July 1, 2022, Lisa transitioned into the role of Associate Head of School, working alongside the Interim/Head of School to develop and ensure excellence across programs and operations.
An alumni parent, prior to her professional role at SAA, Lisa volunteered countless hours and co-chaired major annual events. She also spent nearly two decades in entertainment, developing and producing shows and movies, which provided her with organizational, customer service and critical thinking skills, all of which have been invaluable at SAA.
Lisa completed both PEJE’s Atidenu Program and the CATDC Leadership Fellows Program. She is also a founding member of Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit whose mission is to ignite under-resourced women and girls to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become college-bound, career-ready women.
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys time with family and friends. She relishes the outdoors, enlivening conversations over good food, and practicing mindfulness.
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About Sinai Akiba Academy

Sinai Akiba Academy is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles, serving students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We also offer a variety of parenting classes and programs for children through our Parenting Center. A Sinai Temple school.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy As to Students

Sinai Akiba Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.