Meet Our Board
Sarah was born and raised in Dallas, TX and is a Texan through and through. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a degree in Communications. Since graduating, she worked at a local Jewish day school as an assistant pre-school teacher, then took a year off to live in Italy and teach English. Now she runs her own sitting and assisting business in Dallas. She is very passionate about volunteering and working with the special needs community and on women's issues. Upon returning to Dallas after college, Sarah became involved with the Jewish community and has developed a thirst forknowledge about Judaism. She considers herself a more spiritual person and Nafshi is just the place for people of that nature. It is a place for all Jews from every walk of life.
Gail is delighted to support the work of Rabbi Mike and Nikki as a board member of Nafshi. She has worked as a Jewish educator in both Dallas and Boston for 30 years. She did programming with children and teens of all ages at Levine Academy, the Center for Jewish Education at the Jewish Federation and as Education Director of Atid, a Sunday school for teens. She now works in the commercial property management industry.
DROR YAHALOM, PhD, MBA
Dr. Yahalom is a Principal Scientist at Abbott Laboratories. He has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and diagnostic development.
Dr. Yahalom earned his PhD in Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He completed post-doctoral studies at the Harvard Medical School affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In parallel to his PhD research, Dr. Yahalom obtained an MBA from Tel Aviv University (Marketing Major).
Dr. Yahalom is a native Israeli (Sabra). He grew up in a secular environment, and together with his wife Sarah began their journey to return to their Jewish roots. They became avid learners of Judaism using various community resources, including the inspiring Mike and Nikki Friedman.
A. David Zoller is a Senior Vice President with the Dallas Commercial Retail Division of Weitzman. Zoller is focused on investment sales and leasing. He also has extensive sales and operations experience with companies including Power Brokers Energy Consultants, a national energy consulting firm where he served as vice president of operations, and at Medical City Dallas, where he was director of business development, sales and marketing.
Zoller is a director of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and a member of International Council of Shopping Centers. He served on the board and executive board of Akiba Academy of Dallas for many years.
Zoller received a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he also earned a degree in Entrepreneurship from the Karl Eller Center for the study of the private market economy.