Liz & Alan Mitrani
Liz and Alan Mitrani are the proud parents of redheads Benjamin (5th), Pearl (3rd), Jacob (1st) and Elias (Pre-K). When the Mitranis relocated to Englewood from Manhattan's Upper West Side, they realized their neighborhood and synagogue choices would have a strong impact on their family, but never appreciated how important their children’s school community would become. Since they planned on attending a Sephardic synagogue, they were looking for a school that would both complement their Sephardic traditions and culture while integrating their children into the greater Jewish community. Now in their fifth year at BPY, the Mitrani children are thriving and Liz and Alan could not be happier. Even as it continues to grow, BPY maintains its small school feel. Liz and Alan are grateful for the excellent education that their children are receiving, and they love the focus on Eretz Yisrael, Am Yisrael and Torat Yisrael. BPY has become part of their family.
Liz and Alan are members of the Benaroya Sephardic Center at Congregation Ahavath Torah. They enjoy hosting Shabbat and holiday meals, and setting up their single friends. They are humbled and excited to be honored at this year's 18th Anniversary Annual Dinner alongside their friends and other incredible BPY partners.
Liz earned a B.S. in Biology from Binghamton University, and a DDS from Columbia University. She is a general dentist in New York City. In her spare time, Liz serves on the youth planning and Sephardic group committees at Ahavath Torah, and serves on the shlichim welcoming committee at BPY. Liz also enjoys demonstrating the importance of good oral hygiene to the BPY students in February every year during national children’s dental health month.
Alan earned a B.A. in economics from Brandeis University. He is the Managing Partner of Sylvan Lake Asset Management LLC. Alan enjoys working on his spiritual growth and exercising at the JCC. Alan is an active volunteer at Ahavath Torah where he serves on the Board of Trustees, Israel Engagement committee and Scholar in Residence committee. Alan is a BPY Pre-K grade ambassador, and has spearheaded the BPY shlichim welcome committee. Alan does whatever it takes to make sure the BPY’s shlichim are comfortable, their transition to America is smooth, and their shlichut experience is memorable and mutually appreciated.