She is the School Administrator, an admired Science Instructor, and a long beloved educator in our local community. In the past 36 years as an educator, Lori Snyder has taught dozens of students at Atid Hebrew Academy (formerly in West Covina) and many more at Temple Beth Israel of Pomona and Temple Ami Shalom in West Covina. She led Jewish youth groups in Temple City and Arcadia, and worked Shabbatons in Malibu, Glendale, and the San Bernardino Mountains. She is currently in her 12th year at Weizmann Day School, inspiring students to think big, be curious, and explore new ideas.
In her early years in New York, Lori was instilled with a passion for Jewish education through Jewish nursery school and Jewish day camp. She spent many afternoons chasing friends around the oak trees on the grounds of her neighborhood synagogue. For Lori, “Being Jewish was just a part of who I was, and wanting to ensure that other young people had the chance to experience the very same things, along with my passion to work with kids, made Jewish education a natural road to take.”
As the proud mother of two Jewish day school graduates, and with an effusive fan base of students, alumni, parents, co-workers, and school leaders alike, Lori has embodied the mission of Jewish education in every part of her life and career.
Shelly Freedenthal, a co-worker at Weizmann, shares that, “Students of all ages love Lori. She helps them solve problems and teaches them important life lessons. I know that my son thinks of Mrs. Snyder as a friend and confidant for life.”
Abigail Schlecht, a former student of Mrs. Snyder’s who is now a senior in high school, notes, “My favorite memories of Mrs. Snyder were at AstroCamp, where she helped us all learn to be as encouraging as possible and to work as a true team. She will always be one of my role models.”
Lori lives and breathes Weizmann. Her commitment to the students, her passion for Jewish education, and her boundless enthusiasm and energy are evident to all of us every day. Weizmann’s Mission: to provide an enriching education, rooted in Jewish traditions and values, which fosters critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, character and compassion.
To schedule a tour of our school, inquire about the school, or make a donation, please call the office at (626) 797-0204 or visit www.weizmann.net.