Leadership - AMIT

President

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, Jonathan and David.

Debbie Moed

PRESIDENT
Debbie Moed

TREASURER
Sharon Merkin

CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Suzanne Doft

CHAIR, BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Hattie Dubroff

ASSOCIATE CHAIR, BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Rona Kellman

CHAIR, NEWGEN BOARD
Stacey Kanbar

ASSOCIATE CHAIR, NEWGEN BOARD
Shari Safra

VICE PRESIDENT, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Elana Minkove

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING
Naomi Max

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Deena Shiff

VICE PRESIDENT, ISRAEL PROGRAMMING
Connie Kadish

VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC PLANNING
Audrey Trachtman

VICE CHAIR, ISRAEL AMUTAH
Randi Gelman

ASSOCIATE TREASURER
Minna Felig

CHAIR, PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Joyce Straus

CHAIRS, MAJOR GIFTS
Brenda Kalter
Barbara Rascoff

CHAIR, DONOR STEWARDSHIP
Ina Tropper

PAST VICE CHAIR, ISRAEL AMUTAH
Yaffi Shmidman

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MEMBERS AT LARGE
Laurie Bryk
Selma Dyckman
Elaine Jacobs
Audrey Lookstein
Zipporah Marans
Marilyn Moed

Barbara Nordlicht
Harriet Seif
Chana Shields
Robyn Price Stonehill
Zahava Straus

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
Jone Dalezman
MID-ATLANTIC

Aviva Lichtenstein
MIDWEST

Ilana Kahn
Esther Press
NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT

Adrianne Brum
SOUTHEAST

Sandra Roklen
WEST COAST

CHAIR
Hattie Dubroff

ASSOCIATE CHAIR
Rona Kellman

Trudy Abramson
Sarah Aghion
Betty Atlas Rumelt
Joan Bellows
Lee Benjamin
Zelda Berger
Janice Berkower
Daisy Berman
Anne Bernstein
Hadassah Bienenfeld
Laurie Bilger-Epstein
Evelyn Blachor
Clement Bouhnik
Ethlynne Brickman
Elaine Brief
Adele Brody
Leila Bronner
Myrna Buckman
Alice Burstein
Margaret Charytan
Elissa Chesir
Shevi Cohen

Marion Crespi
Judy Daniels
Jewel Edelman
Linda Eichler
Sherry Eidelman
Genevieve Ejnes
Cara Ernstein
Vivian Falk
Shirley Feder
Iris Feldman
Jeanne Finkelstein
Chaya Flank
Gertrude Fox
Gwendolyn Francis
Lilly Friedman
Vivian Fuller
Rachel Gatenio
Debbi Geller
Rita Geller
Sharon Gertz
Miriam Glaubach
Malka Goldberg
Paulette Goldberg
Esther Goldman
Zelda Goldsmith
Martha Goldstein
Shulamith Goldstein

Anne Golombeck
Ilka Gordon
Erica Gorin
Eudice Greenfield
Judith Gross
Sharon Gross
Harriet Gussin
Karen Hochberg
Sifrah Hollander
Marcia Holzer
Norma Holzer
Aviva Hoschander
Debbie Isaac
Evelyne Jochimek
Judy Joffe
Barbara Joseph
Tirza Kahan
Harriet Kaplan
Lily Kaplan
Marilyn Kaplan
Francine Katz
Rise Kaufmann
Amy Kesselman
Rochelle Stern Kevelson
Tobi Klein
Sandy Kline-Small
Laurie Koppel

Jessica Kornwasser
Ruth Krasner
Rochelle Kraut
Nicola Kravitz Jacobs
Rochelle Kroll
Esther Landsman
Helene Lerner
Nora Lessman
Batya Levin
Roslyn Linderman
KC Littner
Esther Lopata
Aliza Major
Esther Marine
Meira Max
Mimi Mehlman
Myra Mitzner
Daniella Muller
Miriam Muskin
Hope Nathan
Miriam Neuman
Miriam Neustadter
Barbara Nordlicht
Ava Nussbaum
Anne Carole Ohayon
Andrea Penkower Rosen
Judy Poretsky

Judy Pressner
Barbara Rascoff
Joyce Raskas
Micheline Ratzersdorfer
Evelyn Reichenthal
Dorene Richman
Sheila Rimmer
Debbie Rochlin
Vivian Rosen
Aviva Rosenberg
Miriam Rosenblum
Rachelle Rosenfeld
Hedda Rudoff
Rachelee Sacks
Nechama Saks
Tammy Schaum
Jan Schechter
Sami Schindelheim
Judith Schreiber
Rita Schwalb
Diana Schiowitz Schwartz
Sema Shaffer
Deanne Shapiro
Judy Sherman
Ethel Shiner
Nechi Shudofsky
Mollie Siegel

Lillian Siev
Adrian Silverman
Ruth Simon
Cathy Snyder
Sondra Sokal
Esther Solomon
Sheryle Spar
Sydelle Spero
Francine Stein
Deborah Stern-Blumenthal
Adina Straus
Bethia Straus-Quintas
Shani Topp Kramer
Judy Tuchman
Sylvia Tuchman
Orlee Turitz
Marthe Vorms
Audrey Wagner
Paula Walter
Ellen Wasserman
Suzanne Weilgus
Judy Weiss
Marion Weiss
Roselyn Weitzner
Barbara Wieder
Hilde Zauderer
Helene Zisholtz

CHAIR
Stacey Kanbar

ASSOCIATE CHAIR
Shari Safra

Dina Eidman
Jill Ellman
Linda Esses
Gabby Fridman

Marisa Gadlin
Caryn Golombeck
Michele Jacobs
Ilana Kahn

Lani Kollander
Jenny Lent
Beth Lipschitz
Livia Marcovici

Nataly Neuwirth
Laury Paul
Shoshana Quint
Lindsay Setton

Melanie Sosland

Management

Andrew Goldsmith

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

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

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

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

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.