Felicia Penzell Weber (z"l)
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, 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.