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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 tamar@lss.org or reach her by calling (212) 874-6100 ext 101

Julie Rosenthal, Receptionist

 

Julie, a Long Island native, is a graduate of the University of Miami where she majored in Creative Advertising and minored in Art and Marketing. While there, Julie was an active member at Hillel where she held several interactive internships and worked closely with the student body and leadership of the Jewish community. She spent a semester in Prague, Czech Republic where she studied Jewish History and had the opportunity to travel to many countries and visited various Jewish historic sites. Julie’s interests include traveling, photography and meeting new people. You can reach Julie at julie@lss.org or by calling 212-874-6100 ext. 105

Stephanie Iskhakov, Event and Media Coordinator


Stephanie is from Minneapolis where she received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance. During her time on campus, Stephanie discovered her Jewish roots at the Chabad Center and later became the student body president of the organization. As president, she led the student board, planned events and directed Jewish learning initiatives. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, she worked for the Department of Homeland Security as a Behavioral Detection Officer. Although she enjoyed working in the security sector, shortly after getting married and moving to New York in August of 2018, Stephanie decided to change her career path and pursue her true love of spreading Jewish programming and learning.

Devora Movtady, Business Manager


Devora spent summers in Israel coordinating and organizing group shabbat meals in Jersualem.  Her passion to serve the Jewish Community led her to Lincoln Square Synagogue. Devora has been a part of the Lincoln Square Synagogue team since November 2013.
You can reach Devora at devora@lss.org or by calling 212-874-6100 ext 106

Ruth Kobrin, Social Worker, LMSW

Displaying IMG_6766.JPGRuth is a social worker with the Jewish Board, and works as a Jewish consultant in  the Partners in Caring program of UJA Federation. A graduate of the NYU School of Social Work, she has served as a senior therapist and social worker at area  synagogues for over eighteen years.  She provides  counseling to the entire congregational community,  facilitates support groups, offers workshops in Jewish family life education, creates programs of interest to the congregations, and provides individual referrals to human service agencies. 

She has served on various UJA/Federation committees and was president of the Joint Passover Association which annually aided over 15,000 needy Jewish in the metropolitan area.  She and her family live on the West Side and are members of several orthodox synagogues. You can email Ruth at socialworker@lss.org or by calling (212) 874-6100 ext 103

Shiffy Friedman, Yoetzet Halacha

Shiffy has been serving as a Yoetzet Halacha in Manhattan since 2017 and is excited to now join the LSS family. She graduated from Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center’s U.S. Yoatzot Halakha Fellows Program in 2015. She has been counseling women in the area of women's health and halakha, both through her role as Yoetzet Halakha in Westchester County and through teaching brides and couples before marriage. Shiffy has taught at SAR Academy and currently teaches at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School. She received her B.A. in Judaic Studies from Stern College and a dual M.A. in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University. Prior to that, she spent a year studying in Israel at the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women in Migdal Oz. She and her husband, Rabbi Noam Friedman, live with their two children, Avital and Adir, in Morningside Heights, where they serve as the OU-JLIC couple at Columbia/Barnard Hillel.
 
Shiffy can be reached at nycyoetzet@gmail.com or by calling 646-598-1080  
 
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Ariella and Mendel Lazaros, Youth Directors

 

Ariella and Mendel have lived in Manhattan for over six years and on the Upper West Side for the last three. They are both graduates of Yeshiva University and carry a combined 10+ years of experience in developing fun and engaging youth programs for Jewish children. Ariella and Mendel have run Youth Programming and Teen Clubs for Pesach in the Bahamas, Cancun, Mexico, and San Diego, California. Together, they are loving parents to an 18 month old daughter.

Mendel is a graduate of Yeshiva University, Accounting (14’). Mendel is a recipient of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship and received the Meyer E. Shatz Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Judaics Studies at YU. When he’s not co-directing the youth department, Mendel works for Smartling, a cloud-based technology business, using data to improve translation outcomes. Mendel has helped organizations such as The Boston School’s Fund to grow the number of school seats available so that every child can attend a great school.

Ariella is a graduate of Yeshiva University, Sociology (14’) and minor in Early Childhood Education. Ariella was the assistant director for the Playmakers JCC Camp in Cleveland, OH for three years and worked as TA, Special Education for the Park Synagogue School. Ariella has taught fourth grade at the 92nd street Y Hebrew School and Montessori based preparatory curriculum at the Goddard School of Manhattan. When she’s not co-directing the youth department, Ariella teaches 6th grade students of Chabad Hebrew School, and 3rd-grade students of Kivun, an after school Jewish educational experience for students of Harlem Hebrew Charter School.

Ariella and Mendel can be reached at youth@lss.org

Zac and Rachel Schwartz, Teen Directors

 

Zac and Rachel recently got married in December and have been enjoying living in Washington Heights during the week while spending Shabbotot in the Upper West Side. Between the two of them they've spent well over ten years combined working in schools, synagogues, gap year programs, camps and NCSY.

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Zac has been heavily involved in both formal and informal Jewish education for the last decade. He taught on the Judaic Studies Faculty in Moriah College, Sydney, Australia for four years and worked as a Rebbe in Yeshivot Makor Chayim and Shvut Yisrael in Israel. In the US he worked as a Rebbe at multiple summer camps in addition to being a Rabbinic Intern and Youth Director at Congregation Ohav Sholom in Merrick, Long Island for two years. He recently finished working as the Youth Director in Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield, NJ, in charge of over one thousand children in the youth department. He has also served as the Scholar in Residence at the Congregation of Redbridge, London. An avid guitarist, in his free time Zac can be found playing basketball, cooking and exploring the outdoors. Zac also serves as Lincoln Square's Rabbinic Intern.

 

Rachel has a passion for working with Jewish youth, having previously worked as an adviser for NCSY New York. She currently works as an Executive Assistant as well as Merges & Acquisitions Manager for a health care company in Monsey, NY. Rachel is also extremely passionate about cooking, and can often be found whipping up yet another work of culinary excellence in her spare time.

Meet Our Director of Security 

Victor Paterno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaime Mercado

Kelvin Grullon

Rosa Corona

Brittany Walker

 

Meet Our Facility Staff

Antonio Cintron

Elier Guerrero

 


 

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Lincoln Patrick

Axel Llangari

 

Reynaldo Rodriguez

 

 

 

Mon, May 27 2019 22 Iyyar 5779