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Summary

Recent graduate of Binghamton University with a degree in sociology and religious studies, working towards the goal of becoming a rabbi and "doing Judaism" professionally. Strong verbal and written communication skills; proven leadership skills and the ability to work well as part of a team, with experience managing several projects simultaneously. Known for ability to form partnerships to accomplish overall goals. With well shaped creativity muscles from working in the summer camping industry.

Work History

2013Present

Masorti on Campus | New York, NY

Co-Founder & President

Responsible for steering of long-term vision and oversight of fundraising goals for the organization. Building on successful multi-campus pilot programs, including three national student leadership conferences, the development of student driven projects are well underway. 

Interim Executive Director (Jan 2015 – May 2017)

Responsible for establishing long-term vision and goals of the organization; implementing operational structure and strategic plan, including program initiatives for campus and community outreach; overseeing fundraising strategy. 

Director of Institutional Advancement (June 2013 – Jan 2015)

Development of long term vision and goals for the organization; Devising organizational structure and strategic plan; Developing operations and programming plan; Implementing fundraising strategy; Generating new ideas for campus and educational projects; Overseeing campus & community outreach. 

2017Present

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center for Conservative Judaism

Strategic Communications and Engagement Fellow

2017Present

The Lookstein Center | Bar Ilan University

Facilitator, WhatsUp Israel 

WhatsUp Israel is a social-media driven pilot program aimed to engage Jewish high schoolers in discussions about Israel, with the goal for students to learn about Israel through peer-engagement. The role of the facilitator is to encourage collaboration and interactions, but not to lead the conversations. The topics are chosen by the students as they develop their own relationships with Israel.

20092015

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires | Englewood, NJ | Wingdale, NY

Communications Coordinator (March 2013 – Aug 2015)

Guided staff photographers and videographers for content creation and cataloging. Headed the Digital Arts Group, centralizing the photography, video, and radio education programs. Collaborated with the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications to craft promotional materials, in both digital and print formats. Maintained social media. 

Special Assistant To The Director (April 2009 – March 2013)

Assisted the Director and Associate Director with challenging and crucial projects, including creation and maintenance of camper and staff databases containing sensitive documentation. Worked alongside the Operations and Office Managers in administrative role. 

20112013

Chabad Chevra | Hartford, CT

President & CEO (May 2012 – Feb 2013)

Led the student board and directed general management of the organization, including its $300,000 annual budget. Implemented new long term plan and facilitated all programing and projects.
Acted as the official student representative at university functions. 

Treasurer & Board Member-at-Large (Oct 2011 – May 2012)

Oversaw financial accounting for the organization, including deficit reduction and audit. 
Worked on development of long term vision and goals for the organization; advised and drafted new organizational structure; developed operations plan; generated ideas for fundraising.

Communications Director (May 2011 – May 2012)

Oversaw brand development and advertising, web site traffic growth and web site UI; Developed program specific marketing strategy; Directed expansion into social media.

Education

2010

Nativ: The College Leadership Program in Israel

Honors & Awards

Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Award | November 2015

Shoshana S. Cardin established her namesake award, on the occasion of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's centennial in 2013, to recognize an emerging Jewish leader who is making a
difference in strengthening and transforming Jewish life through the lens of Conservative Judaism.

Best Social Media Director, Management Award | January 2015

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for work on Radio Kol Ramah, Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

Interests

History                                               Quidditch          Website design

Podcasts & radio production          Skiing                 YouTube (video  production)