Board of Trustees


Executive Committee

President Joy Sussman
Joy Sussman - Joy is a photographer, online instructor, and writer of the blog, She was previously an advertising creative director, marketing director, and public relations executive. She recently chaired GRTWA 's Shomrei Torah annual fundraising campaign, founded the GRTWA Green Team, and continues to offer environmental guidance to the school.

Vice President

 Jarrett Bluth Jarrett Bluth - Jarrett is the CEO of Cheytec Telecommunications and enjoys coaching his children's sports teams. Jarrett is a CPA and was previously a partner at CohnReznick before leaving to start an entrepreneurial business with a long-time client and friend.
Vice President Victoria Morriston

Victoria Morrison - Vicki is Executive Vice President and General Counsel to Edison Properties, LLC and is an alumni parent. She is also a past President and current Board member of Temple Shalom in Succasunna.
Vice President

Lavette Shrem

Lavette Shrem - Lavette is a mom to three kids at GRTWA. She is also an interior designer, working with her company, Lavette's Home Style


Treasurer Steven Levy

Steven Levy* - Steve retired from Wall Street after being one of the top ranked analysts of technology stocks and has begun his second career as a professional independent director for publicly traded companies. He is an officer of both the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and of the Jewish Community Fund Board and acts as the Vice Chair of the MetroWest Day School Council. Steve currently co-chairs GRTWA's Our Future Together campaign.

Jason Bacharach

Jason Bacharach*- Jason is an advertising executive, currently Vice President Account Director at Source Communications. He is a past president of GRTWA's Board of Trustees.

Legal Counsel Ira Hammer

Ira Hammer* - Ira practices intellectual property and corporate law. He is a past president of the GRTWA Board of Trustees and is chair of the Tuition Assistance Committee. He is a past president of Morristown Jewish Center and Lake Hiawatha Jewish Center.
PA Representative Liron Harpaz

Liron Kormas Harpaz - Liron is a mother of three young students at Gottesman RTW Academy . She is a creative director and entrepreneur who had founded two companies. Throughout her life, Liron's passion had been helping non-profit organizations collaborate with the artistic community by getting their message communicated through art and design. Lioron i.s also serving as chair of the Parent Association.
Immediate Past President Marit Halper

Marit Halper* - Marit was a trust and estate lawyer before starting her family. She was GRTWA's Parent Association President for three years.



Alyssa Engelberg

Alyssa Engleberg-Alyssa is a matrimonial attorney with Ruvolo Law Group in Morristown, New Jersey. She is the mother of three young children, two of whom are currently attending Gottesman RTW Academy
Joshua Frankl

Joshua Frankl - Joshua is a financial planner and consultant to the legal field. He is the proud father of three students of Gottesman RTW Academy.
Shimon Korish

Dr Shimon Korish - Shimon is a physician working in the bio/pharma industry. He loves sports and coaches kids' recreational activities in his spare time.
Daniel Moritz

Daniel Moritz - Daniel is a Global Procurement Category Manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb. Since graduating from GRTWA in 2006, Daniel earned Cum Laude honors from Rutgers University's biomedical engineering program, attended Harvard University's Graduate Extension School with a focus in Strategic Management, and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to service at GRTWA, Daniel participates in young Jewish professional groups across New Jersey.
Charles Popky

Rabbi Charles Popky - Rabbi Charlie is the proud father of Noa and Aliza (GRTWA graduate) and husband of Alison. Originally from Wilkes-Barre, PA, Rabbi Charlie received his M.A., Rabbinical Ordination, D.D. (hon.) from the Jewish Theological Seminary and currently serves as rabbi of White Meadow Temple.
Jonathan Posner

Jonathan Posner - A Senior Vice President with a major financial institution, Jon is a graduate of the UJC MetroWest's Epstein Leadership Program and former member of the Young Leadership Division's Ben Gurion Society. Jon has a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, a law degree from Boston University of Law, and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University's Graduate School of Business. A proud parent of students at Gottesman RTW Academy, Jon is thankful for the opportunity to give back to the institution.
Abby Rafkin

Abby Rafkin - Abby worked in Early Childhood Education as a teacher and as assistant director of Hand in Hand Preschool before starting a family. She is an alumni parent to Samuel, who graduated in the class of 2017.
Jonathan Ramsfelder
Jonathan Ramsfelder* - Jonathan is Chief Labor & Employment Counsel at Verizon Wireless and a past President of the GRTWA Board of Trustees. He has served as chair of the Young Leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, Vice President of the Mount Freedom Jewish Center Board of Trustees, chair of the Federation's Epstein Leadership Development Mission to Israel and is a past recipient of the Federation's Cohn Young Leadership Award.
Gal Wertman

Gal Wertman - Gal is a multimedia artist who studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the Gordon Gallery in Tel Aviv, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MuHKA) in Antwerp, Belgium, the Centre Régional d'art Contemporain Sète in France, The Jewish Museum in NYC, and the Documenta X in Kassel, Germany. Recently, Gal designed the 12 stained glass windows for the GRTWA Sanctuary fundraiser project. Gal's three sons currently attend GRTWA.

*Past President