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Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund

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Susie Tanchel, Ph.D., is an extraordinary leader in the field of Jewish Education. Susie's career spans fourteen years as a Tanakh teacher and Associate Head of School at Gann Academy and nine years as Head of School at JCDS. Susie's passion for excellence inspires the education team she leads and creates transformative learning experiences for students.

In Susie's honor, please make a gift from your heart to the Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund. With your gift, you affirm the value you place on Jewish education and the particular excellence of JCDS. Your special gift to the newly established Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund will benefit the school in many meaningful ways.

Contributing to this fund is a special opportunity to honor Susie and the legacy she leaves the school.


Over 210 members of the JCDS community gathered virtually to honor and celebrate Dr. Susie Tanchel as she completed her 9-year tenure as Head of School.

Many thanks to our hosts, Emily Charton and Oren Kaunfer, and our special guest speakers for their wise words and abundant blessings.

  1. View the Program for the Virtual Event

View more than 150 tributes to Susie:

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