Through good education management, Rabbi Gross first commanded respect. The financial backing followed.
“The problem with the model we have for education in Los Angeles,” says one community rabbi, “is that it all depends upon who your head of school is who’s doing all your hiring. If he’s good, he’ll get a good staff.
“By contrast, if you have a board of seasoned educators (no Jewish school in LA has this), you’re not dependent on one person.”
Ohr Eliyahu in Culver City is to the right of Maimonides Academy. The school is popular and respected in the community. It boasts solid secular and religious education and is the brainchild of Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg, formerly of the Pacific Jewish Center.