Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School announces the appointment of Isaac Kontorovsky as Board President to the Hausner Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2023. The responsibilities of the Board include strategic planning, financial oversight, and formulation of school policies, which are implemented by the staff. The board is composed of parents and community members, reflecting diverse expertise, resources, and perspectives.
Mr. Kontorovsky, a parent and member of the board, currently serves as chair of Hausner’s Risk Management Committee. He will now take over the Board President position, replacing Ronit Alcheck Bodner at the end of her two-year term. “The board was excited to elect Isaac to the role after seeing his leadership in action for the past 3 years,” said Ronit Alcheck Bodner. “He is a deeply thoughtful problem solver who has experienced first-hand all that Hausner has to offer his daughters and his family.”
"We are pleased to share that Isaac Kontorovsky has been elected the next President of Hausner’s Board of Directors,” said Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, Head of School for Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School. “Isaac’s exceptional leadership skills, experience on our board and executive committee as well as his passion for our school will be invaluable as we grow our school and continue to pursue our mission to deliver outstanding TK through 8th grade Jewish and general education to Palo Alto, and the greater San Francisco Peninsula.
Isaac Kontorovsky is a Principal at BKF Engineers, a leading civil engineering, land surveying, and land planning firm delivering “inspired infrastructure” projects throughout California. As a member of the executive leadership group at BKF, Isaac has been involved in some of the most iconic and challenging private and public developments in the region including academic, hospitality, mixed-use residential, and commercial projects. Recently, he was directly involved in the firm’s strategic plan, leading one of the committees generating initiatives for growth, diversity, and expansion. As a strong advocate of sustainable and environmentally responsible design, you will often find Isaac at nearby university campuses as a speaker on the topic of Innovation and Sustainability. You might also find him at Hausner speaking and engaging the much younger generation about creative building practices.
Upon relocating from Venezuela where he obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering, and since putting down roots in Silicon Valley, Isaac has been an active member of the community. Isaac lives in Palo Alto with his wife Miliarist and their two daughters, Miri and Meirav, current students at Hausner.