Parent Organization

Parents Are Partners

Dear VBS Day School Families,

This year may still look a bit different, but what remains the same is the love and dedication our teachers and staff have for us and for our children, and our commitment to building community and lasting friendships. We are so lucky to be part of this VBSDS community, and these times only help to remind us how fortunate we are to have a place like home at VBS. We are excited for our incoming families to begin to see all that our wonderful Day School has to offer. We are thrilled to be your Parent Org Co-Presidents and to help make this a fantastic year for everyone!

In the past, Parent Organization has provided engaging programs and special events for our children, staff and families. We will continue to do just that because we understand that being a part of the VBSDS mishpacha (family) is even more important during these unusual times. Our event plans may have to be altered a bit this year, but our focus will always be for our families to make incredible memories and strengthen community connections.

As you might imagine, volunteers are tremendously important to keep our school running smoothly. We started volunteering because we wanted to reflect the value of taking care of our community for our children to see. Our children learn to be mensches at VBS Day School and to go out in the world and make a difference. How great is it that we can all model that for them by actively contributing to our Valley Beth Shalom community!

More than ever, we need you to join us. We need your innovation and creative ideas as we embark on this journey together. There are numerous opportunities for every parent to participate, whether you have very limited time, or your availability is more flexible. We promise that while we work hard to make every event successful, we have a ton of fun along the way too! Reach out to us anytime at We look forward to an amazing year.

Elana Vorspan (mom of Judah in 3rd grade and Evan '22)
Shira Wachtel (mom of Asher in 3rd grade)
Parent Org Co-Presidents, 2022-2023

Executive Committee

Elana Vorspan, Co-President
Shira Wachtel, Co-President
Naomi Strongin, Head Room Parent
Chantel Azarkman, Jessica Kudan and Diana Franklin, Community Events Co-Chairs
Nikki Eigler and Robin Melameth, All School Events/Synagogue Liaisons
Emily Feit & Inbal Jacoby, Teacher Appreciation Co-Chairs
Robin Melameth and Erica Sfadia, Immediate Past Presidents