Staff

Laura J. Lewis, Executive Director 

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Laura J. Lewis brings two decades of relevant leadership experience to this important role for Habonim. A lawyer by training, Laura spent 10 years at the American Jewish Committee (including eight years as Executive Director of AJC's Westchester Region), and served as the Executive Director of the Masorti Foundation, the US-based organization supporting Conservative Judaism in Israel. Laura also served as the Interim Executive Director of the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (a charity providing tennis and fitness programs to underserved NYC youth), directed Westchester’s largest, non-profit children's center and led the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s national donor development efforts.  In each of these roles, Laura successfully tackled the broad range of responsibilities that will face her at Habonim:  she supervised teams, managed facilities, administered budgets, trained staff and volunteers, recruited board members, oversaw fundraising, grew membership, developed partnerships, planned and executed programs and events, managed communications including social media, and developed strategic plans for growth.

We are extremely excited to benefit from Laura's broad range of knowledge across the non-profit spectrum. With her deep commitment to Conservative Judaism, and her excellent record of developing collaborative relationships between lay and professional leadership, she will fit right in here at Habonim. Laura is excited to join our community and to partner with our clergy at such a critical period in our history.  She looks forward to using her skills and experience to help us meet the challenges and to maximize the opportunities that will arise, as we progress towards the move to our new home. You may contact Laura at 212-787-5347 x.101 or by email here.

Malkie Grozalsky, Office Manager & Member Services Coordinator

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Matvey Khazanov and Jesus Gutierrez, Maintenance

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Michael Berry, Nursery School Administrator 

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J. Gavriel Chichester, Communications & Programming Coordinator

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Grace Rosas, Bookkeeper 

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