Roles and Responsibilities

-Time Commitment:

Term – usually two years but may vary based on circumstances and guidelines set forth in the Education Cabinet’s Governing Principles

Education Cabinet meets 4 times per school year.  Committees of the Education Cabinet meet at least 4 times per school year or more as needed based on the work of the Committee.

Sub-Committee participation – involvement will vary

Attendance and involvement in the planning of the State of the Schools Forum.


-The Galinsky Academy Education Cabinet governs the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, Bernard and Alice Selevan Religious School, the DuBow Preschool and the Makom Hebrew High program.

Community members will participate in strategic planning for all of the above mentioned Center schools, led by the schools’ principals, guided by the schools’ mission statements and monitor the revision and adherence to these strategic plans.

Community members will maintain 3-year strategic plans and work from those plans during the respective school year.


As Sub-Committees are formed, community members are expected to participate in at least one.  The scope of participation will vary based on the sub-committee chosen and how involved members want to be.


One of the Education Cabinet’s most important responsibilities is the financial health of the schools. This includes long range planning for the staff, programmatic and capital needs, approval of the annual budgets including tuition, identification of sources and grants for special projects and general fundraising to improve the excellence of the schools.

Education Cabinet members will participate in the annual fundraising campaign for the JJC Schools (the L’ Dor V’ Dor Society).  For more information on the LDVDS, please visit the JJC website at and click on support the JJC located in the left column of the webpage.

There is no minimum amount required.  Education Cabinet members and members of subcommittees contribute amounts with which they are comfortable, and all information is confidential.

There are many ways to help the school financially and it is expected that the Education Cabinet and its Committee members will avail themselves of these and other opportunities.


Each Education Cabinet member must be able to commit to the foregoing and the following:

Attendance at all applicable JJC Education Communities (MJGDS, PS, or RS/HS) meetings with good advance preparation (if necessary).

Maintain confidentiality of matters requiring confidence whether discussed at community meetings, or in other contexts.

Sensitivity and consideration of the long-range impact of short-range decisions.

Active review and consideration of data, both hard (enrollment, attrition, finance) and soft (who is in favor, who is not, who benefits, who loses).

Visit the schools frequently and attend, when possible, school events.

JJC Education Cabinet and Committee members will schedule a tour through at least one of the Center schools to observe the schools in action and meet the staff.

Understand that the Principals do not report to individual Education Cabinet Committee Chairs, but only to the Education Cabinet collectively.

A parent with a child in one of our schools, must keep that child’s needs in perspective and carefully distinguish between what is best for that child and what is best, long term, for the schools.

Education Cabinet and Committee members will promote positive communication between the parents and the administration of the schools.

Education Cabinet and Committee members will act as ambassadors for the JJC Schools.

Education Cabinet and Committee members will submit profile information to be shared with the JJC community through print and digital communications.