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Lisa Zide

Admissions Director
Lisa Zide became Admissions Director in 2013. She continues to develop and implement effective recruitment and retention efforts that support and advance the mission of the School.

She oversees an integrated program that includes the development of marketing and outreach strategies, oversees parent and student ambassadors, and ensures a welcoming presence and makes persuasive cases for attending Sinai Akiba.

Prior to joining the administration Lisa, as a parent of children attending the School, had volunteered countless fundraising hours and co-chaired the major annual events.

Prior to assuming the role of Admissions Director, Lisa spent nearly two decades in the entertainment business, developing and producing television shows and movies. Her professional background in producing offers many overlapping skills in admissions work – she is organized and efficient, she communicates expertly and she keeps many parts of projects coordinated and moving forward. Lisa is a strategic thinker, possesses interpersonal skills and is a creative problem solver.

Lisa is deeply committed to the School's mission and knows Sinai Akiba well; she can convincingly articulate what is so special about our school.  She also has a deep understanding of Los Angeles preschools and many personal relationships with feeder communities.   

When she's not recruiting students, Lisa enjoys her time with her family and bearded dragon. She relishes the outdoors, photography and good food and conversation with friends.

Lisa completed PEJE’s Atidenu Program with incredible success and received her certificate in 2016 with CATDC Leadership Fellows Program. She is a founding member of Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite under-resourced women and girls to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become college-bound, career-ready women. She holds a bachelor's degree in film in television from the University of Southern California. 
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.