Our Leadership Team

April Schafer

Director of Admission
April Schafer comes to SAA from Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s University Campus, where she served as Director of Early Childhood Education for eight years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Middle School from DePaul University, and a Bachelor of Science in Family Community Services from the College of Human Ecology at Michigan State University. 

Prior to her work at University, April was the Director of a private preschool group based in Chicago. She relocated to Los Angeles to assist in the opening of three thriving, local sites for the same group. April led and created parent and me classes for the organization, and knows how essential community building is for student socialization and connection. In addition to her vast experience in the educational and Jewish spaces, April is kind, warm and eager to become an integral part of the SAA community.

April has served as Vice President of the national board of Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ) and on the leadership team of the Early Childhood Directors’ Network for the Builders of Jewish Education (BJE). She is energized about continuing to serve Los Angeles’ thriving Jewish education leadership network, and fostering relationships she has built over the years.
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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.