Sara Adelman joined the Westside JCC team in June of 2018. She has over 16 years of professional experience managing the finances and administration of midsize arts nonprofit organizations. Most recently she has served as the Deputy Director of Cornerstone Theater Company and before that as the Director of Operations for LA Stage Alliance. She collaborated for six years with Shakespeare Festival/LA, where she was the Managing Director with direct oversight of SF/LA’s operations, productions, development and facilities. Her experience includes work with EdgeFest, LA Theatre Works, Geffen Playhouse, Actor's Gang, Manhattan Theatre Club and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She holds an MFA in Production Management & Technology from UCLA and a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Connecticut.
While a graduate student at UCLA, Sara taught religious school at Kehillat Israel in the Pacific Palisades. During summers in college, she was a Jewish overnight camp counselor. Her first paycheck was for hours spent as an assistant teacher at Bet Yelidam Preschool in Columbia, Maryland. In 1992, Sara was a softball player and a member of the Baltimore JCC’s Maccabi delegation.
Sara is glad to call the Westside of Los Angeles home with her husband and daughter.