About Us

About Us

Our Name

Our high school is named in honor of, Felicia Penzell Weber (z"l), our school's co-founder who passed away on October 7, 2013. Felicia Weber's influence helped define The Weber School's philosophical approach and forge the strong foundation that serves its students so well today.

"Weber would not be what it is today without Felicia," said Michael Karlin, Past President of The Weber School Board of Trustees.
"Felicia Weber represented the current and future direction of our high school," said Rabbi Ed Harwitz, Head of School. "As we prepare our students for a 21st-century education, we will always remember Felicia's contribution to Weber's mission and vision: embracing tradition while advancing innovation."

"For over twenty years, more than 600 Weber families experienced Felicia's passion for a great Jewish community high school first hand," says Joe Weber. "We are honored to know that future Weber students and their families will continue to feel Felicia's impact on the campus she loved so much, as graduates of The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School."

"Felicia helped build and shape our school, and quite literally, make it possible to be on the campus we now call home. In 2012, we established The Friends of Felicia Weber Endowed Unrestricted Fund, one of the school's first permanent funds, as a perpetual means to honor Felicia's enduring and generous support of student and faculty needs. Renaming the school in our 18th year, to honor our matriarch, is the most appropriate way we have to say thank you now," added Karlin.

Our Mission

The Weber School prepares its students for success in college and in life, inspiring them to be knowledgeable, thinking, responsible Jewish adults, by weaving together:
  • The pursuit of academic excellence;
  • A commitment to Jewish values, the Jewish people and Israel; and
  • A responsibility to serve our community and improve our world.


List of 4 members.

  • Rabbi Edward Harwitz 

    Head of School
  • Shlaina Van Dyke 

  • Paul Ginburg 

    Associate Head of School, Chief Advancement Officer
  • Rise Arkin 

    Director of Admissions
The Weber School, a Jewish Community high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds, prepares students for success in college and in life with comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that inspire student exploration, leadership, and Jewish social consciousness. Many of our programs and academies are unique to Weber and can't be found at any other Atlanta-area high schools.

The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.