Mrs. Zivit Blonder
Board of Education Member
Zivit Blonder joined the school board in April of 2019. She and her husband Steve moved to Northbrook in 2003, and their two sons attend Wescott and Maple School.
Her undergraduate degree is in Education and Environmental Studies from Ben Gurion University. She earned her Masters Degree in Israel. She is a travel consultant in a family-owned business planning family Israel trips, and her previous employment in Israel was working in missions and fundraising for the Jewish Agency for Israel. Before that, she was employed by Intel Israel and the World Union of Jewish Students after her army service in a secret air force unit as an educational officer.
She has had been a consistent presence within District 30’s schools, volunteering at every opportunity. In 2015, she was elected president of the Wescott PTO for a two-year term. She spearheaded the inclusion of social responsibility and volunteer opportunities into all PTO programs, led the outreach efforts to make the PTO accessible to all families, and developed events to build a stronger sense of community.
She has also served on a variety of district-wide task forces. In connection with the successful referendum and community efforts to build a new Maple School, she served on the Citizens’ Task Force and then on the Campaign Leadership Committee. She also served as a member of the District 30 Food Service Committee that ran a thorough process that resulted in selecting Quest as our new food service.
In addition to her involvement in District 30, she has volunteered for several community organizations including those working with individuals with impaired vision and abused women (Shalva). She has also provided meals for a homeless shelter regularly. Her family attends Congregation Beth Shalom where she remains active in the sisterhood. She was also invited to participate in the Sulam Leadership Program. She previously served on the Board of the North Suburban JCC. Currently, she serves on the board of ICRF.
Zivit has completed all required training and will be up for reelection in April 2023, when her current term expires.