Our Leadership Team

Elham Makabi

Director of Finance & Operations
Elham Makabi is Director of Finance and Operations. Prior to joining SAA, Elham served as the Director of Finance at Pressman Academy for over a decade. Elham’s passion for Jewish Education and Jewish continuity inspired her to combine her educational and professional background and pursue her career in the Jewish non-profit world. She has a particular interest in making Jewish education more affordable for all interested families, while creating and maintaining financial stability for the institution. Prior to making the transition to the non-profit world, Elham was a Senior Associate at Duff and Phelps, where she provided financial services and valuation to various Fortune 500 companies. Elham started her career as an Internal Audit Consultant at Deloitte. 

Elham enjoys being an active member and leader of several organizations in Los Angeles. Currently, she’s a Co-Chair of the Jewish Federation Emerging Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy, a board member of the BJE's Financial Resource Development Committee, and a board member of the Jewish Federation’s Finance and Administration Committee. Elham was a participant of the Federation’s Community Leadership Institute, and was later selected to serve as a Track Chair of the CLI program. She has been a successful fundraiser and participant of the Tour de Summer Camps, as well as the BJE’s March of the Living.

Elham earned her Bachelor's Degree from USC with an emphasis in Business-Finance. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and exploring the outdoors and nature.
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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.