Debbie Moed has held various leadership roles during her nearly 30 years of involvement with AMIT. She most recently was the Vice President of Financial Resource Development. In addition, Debbie has served as Vice President of the Israel Programming and was the inaugural Chair of the New Generation Board, founded in 2003. This group of dynamic young women changed the face of AMIT, and was the launching pad for many of AMIT’s current leaders.
Debbie hails from a family that has been active in AMIT for three generations, beginning with her grandmother Molly. In addition to her positions at AMIT, Debbie has served in various capacities at the Moriah School, the Frisch School and on the Executive Board of her synagogue, Congregation Ahavath Torah.
Since her freshman year of college, Debbie has worked at Sotheby’s, where she is responsible for bidding on behalf of clients from around the globe, as well as mentoring new bidders. Debbie has a B.A. in Fine Arts from New York University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Debbie and her husband, Sam, have three sons, Eric (Caila), Jonathan (Zoe) and David (Maya).
CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAIR, BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ASSOCIATE CHAIR, BOARD OF GOVERNORS
CHAIR, NEWGEN BOARD
ASSOCIATE CHAIR, NEWGEN BOARD
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
VICE PRESIDENT, ISRAEL PROGRAMMING
VICE PRESIDENT, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING
VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC PLANNING
VICE CHAIR, ISRAEL AMUTAH
CHAIR, DONOR STEWARDSHIP
CHAIRS, MAJOR GIFTS
CHAIR, PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MEMBERS AT LARGE
Daisy Berman, z”l*
Robyn Price Stonehill
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Andrew S. Goldsmith
◊Member of the Executive Committee
**Member of the Board of Governors
***Member of the Young Leadership Board
BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
New York – New Jersey – Connecticut
Betty Atlas Rumelt
Daisy Berman, z”l
Rochelle Stern Kevelson
Nicola Kravitz Jacobs
Anne Carole Ohayon
Andrea Penkower Rosen
Micheline Ratzersdorfer, z”l
Diana Schiowitz Schwartz
Nechi Shudofsky, z”l
Shani Topp Kramer
Andy Goldsmith serves as the Executive Vice President of AMIT. In roles throughout his 20-year Jewish communal service career, he has helped maintain and build the “living bridge” between the diaspora community and Israel.
Fresh out of law school, Andy’s career began at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in the midst of the great immigrant influx from the former Soviet Union where he worked to mainstream an immigrant population to American Jewry. From there he served a stint at UJA Federation of Bergen County in New Jersey where he gained the experience of building a community as Director of Planning and Allocations. He then moved onto the One Israel Fund where he connected passion for Israel to tangible betterment of people’s lives, and most recently he served as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Yeshiva University. He lives in Cedarhurst, N.Y., with his wife, Yaffa, and six children. He can be reached at AndrewG@amitchildren.org.
Liz Klibanoff has been with AMIT for over 15 years. In that time, she has helped to launch and develop the NewGen Leaders for AMIT initiative. Today, Liz is Director of Financial Resource Development and works to solicit major gifts, engage new donors and develop new revenue streams for the organization. Liz is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women and has a B.A. in English. She can be reached at LizK@amitchildren.org.
Shelley Labiner has spent her entire career as a marketing professional in the corporate and not-for-profit realm. Prior to joining AMIT, she was the Chief Marketing Officer at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ for 13 years. She also served as the President of the Board of Trustees at Parent’s Place, a parent resource center. Shelley’s role is to raise the profile of AMIT, implement impactful branding and share the amazing accomplishments of our AMIT children. Shelley earned a B.A. from Boston University and is certified in Digital Marketing by the University of Illinois-Urbana. She can be reached at ShelleyL@amitchildren.org
Debbie Lyman directs and coordinates the day-to-day operations as well as organizational policies to ensure effective and maximum productivity. She is also responsible for all human resource activities. Debbie has been at AMIT since 2005. Prior to that, Debbie was an administrator at a private school for 12 years. She received her B.A. in Social Work from Ohio Northern University. She can be reached at DebbieL@amitchildren.org.
Karen oversees AMIT’s accounting and finance department, including budgeting, financial statements, 990s, investments and coordinates finances with the AMIT network in Israel. Karen has over 25 years of combined accounting experience at various for-profit and non-profit organizations. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.S. in Accounting and has partially completed an MBA at Baruch College. She also has a Certificate in Management Accounting. She can be reached at KarenB@amitchildren.org.
Genene Kaye has nearly two decades of experience working as a non-profit professional. Prior to joining AMIT, she held similar grass-roots organizing positions at American Friends of Nishmat, Yeshiva University, UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey and the Moriah School of Englewood, N.J. In her new role, she will plan, organize and execute relevant programming in target communities in Northern New Jersey and Long Island.
Kaye received her B.A. from Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University and her master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she majored in public administration with a concentration on Jewish communal service. She can be reached at GeneneK@amitchildren.org.