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Tamar Fix, Executive Director


 Tamar joined Lincoln Square Synagogue as   Executive Director in July of 2016. Tamar   appreciates the eclectic nature of Synagogue and   community center work as it offers the opportunity   and excitement of being in a constant state of   learning and growth. One of her greatest joys is   connecting with people on a multi-generational level   and she feels gratified in working at Lincoln Square   Synagogue and getting to know the members.   Tamar brings her strong interpersonal and   administrative skills to LSS as well as her personal   commitment to Modern Orthodox Jewish life,   tradition and community. Though her goals as ED are   lofty, chief among them is to become an honorable   link in LSS's humble and historical 1964   beginnings. It is truly an honor to be part of such a venerable institution. Tamar received her B.S. from Queens College and earned her M.A. from Hofstra University in Marriage & Family Therapy. Tamar completed the third cohort of UJA and Columbia University's Executive Leadership Program. In addition to her Synagogue & Jewish communal work, Tamar is a published author whose writing has appeared in both book form and periodicals. Fluent in Hebrew & raised steeped in both Israeli and American culture, Tamar is equally at home in each. Tamar currently resides in Queens, NY with her son Nate. You can email Tamar at or reach her by calling (212) 874-6100 ext 101

Devora Movtady, Business Manager




Ricky Lebowitz, Administrative Assistant

Ricky graduated from CUNY Queens College in 2022 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Media Communications. Growing up in different Jewish communities has made her passionate about embracing diversity within the Jewish culture and bringing people together. She enjoys fostering a positive environment at Lincoln Square Synagogue in which members can celebrate their Jewish heritage. During her leisure time Ricky likes hiking, cooking, fashion, and art. You can reach her at or by calling 212-874-6100 ext. 104.

Youth & Teen Directors

Amanda Dryer, Devorah Batt,

and Alexander Wildes 


Youth Director Amanda Dryer is a seventh grade learning specialist at SAR y.  A graduate of Brandeis University, Amanda subsequently served as a Teach for America corps member and earned her masters from Fordham University. Amanda was awarded with the Classroom without rs fellowship in Germany and Israel. In addition, she studied at Nishmat and received the Student Spotlight award. Prior to coming to Lincoln Square Synagogue, she helped implement youth programming at the Jewish Center and at Camp Seneca Lake! Outside of the classroom, Amanda is a basketball and slam poetry coach, a passionate genealogisDevorah is from Boca Raton, FL and is a recent graduate of Yeshiva University where she graduated with a bachelors degree in Childhood Education.

Newborn & Tots Director Devorah began her teaching career at Manhattan Day School where she met Alexander. She joined the LSS community last year as a group leader, and enjoyed getting to know and being a part of the community. She is recently engaged to our Teen Director, Alexander, and is thrilled to be working with him both at Manhattan Day School and at Lincoln Square Synagogue. Devorah is also pursuing a masters degree at Hunter for Special Education – with a focus on learning disabilities. She has a particular interest in becoming a learning specialist and an evaluator for students with learning disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys writing, learning about astrophysics, and painting. Devorah is excited to begin her new role as Newborn & Tots Director and encourages all LSS parents to reach out to her with ideas, feedback or just to say hello!t, and enjoys playing Rummikub with her husband, Natan. 

Magen Avraham Teen Director Alexander grew up attending LSS youth groups and has been working in the Youth Department for the last decade, working his way up from volunteer to counselor to Assistant Youth Director, and now to Teen Director.  Alexander graduated from Yeshiva University with a Bachelors in Marketing and from YU’s Azrieli School of Jewish Education with a Master's in Jewish Education.  Alexander is currently pursuing a second master's degree, this time from Hunter College, while concurrently working as a math and STEM teacher at Manhattan Day School. 


Daniella Veres, Social Worker

    Supported in memory of Reni & Walter Hanau, z"l

Daniella is originally from Montréal, Canada and has been living in New York City's Upper West Side community for the last 7 years. She graduated with a masters of social work from NYU's Silver School. She is a Licensed Social Worker at the Jewish Board where she’s committed to helping others lead a more optimal and productive life. She is passionate about helping others develop tools and skills to help navigate through life’s transitions and make positive changes while improving relationships and learning to tolerate distressing emotions. She is looking forward to meeting everyone and building a relationship with members of Lincoln Square community based on trust and open communication. You can reach out to Daniella at

Meet Our Security 

Mike Zimet Protective Services is an executive protection firm handling major event and personal protection for the entertainment, diplomatic and corporate worlds. In addition to Lincoln Square, they also provide protection for several synagogues in the NY area and also handle security for SAR Academy and High School with a very proactive approach to protection.

Zimet has provided personal protection for Senator Bernie Sanders during the last two presidential campaigns and has also protected President Joe Biden during his time in the private sector. His firm also works closely with the Israel Consulate and Shin Bet (Israel's Secret Service) , providing protection for visiting ministers and former Prime Ministers.  

At Lincoln Square, Mike's security detail operates a seven day a week schedule, and works in conjunction with both the NYPD's 20th Precinct and Patrol Borough Manhattan North.

Facility Team

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