New Jewish teacher and wife
WELCOME - Tzachi Rechter, shown with his wife Corinne, is the new Head of School of Yavneh Day School. (submitted)

Tzachi Rechter has been named Head of School of Los Gatos’ Yavneh Day School.

The board of trustees announced the news Aug. 12.

He will succeed Cindy Schlesinger, the school’s previous leader, and Sarah Munson, who’s been serving as Interim Head of School.

“Over the course of the Head of School search process, the Search Committee got to know Tzachi through engaging interviews, community forums, and in-depth data gathering,” a spokesperson said in a release. “They learned about Tzachi’s vision and passion for the future of Yavneh and were particularly attracted to Tzachi’s strategic thinking, keen intellect, financial acumen, and deep belief in the value and importance of Jewish community and learning.”

Rechter grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and moved to Silicon Valley in 2015 with his wife, Corinne and their two children.

‘I heard the words love, support, community and family over and over again.’

—Tzachi Rechter

He’s been working as an entrepreneur and business consultant in the nonprofit and private sectors.

“In the past few months, I have visited Yavneh several times and talked to many school community members, board members, faculty and staff, parents, and students,” Rechter wrote in a message to the school community. “I heard the words—love, support, community and family—over and over again. These words are key components in creating a school that prepares students for outstanding academic success and personal achievement while instilling the values, principles, and habits that will allow our students to navigate the world and become positive contributors to the Jewish community and society at large.”

He’ll begin his position Nov. 1.

Yavneh Day School is a “progressive, independent, Jewish K-8 day school” aimed at fostering curiosity, encouraging risk-taking, and ingraining a love of learning, a spokesperson said.

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