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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

Phone: Phone: (212) 874-6100 ext 106




Ricky Lebowitz, Office Manager

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.

Rivka Margalit, Social Media & Marketing Manager

Rivka recently graduated from Yeshiva University with a B.S in Marketing. She values her Judaism and loves being able to work in a place that shares that value. Originally form Baltimore, Maryland, Rivka recently moved to NYC and enjoys trying new things in the city. You can reach her at or by calling 212-874-6100 ext. 105

Youth & Teen Directors

Amanda Dryer, Devorah Batt,

and Alexander Wildes 


Youth Director Amanda Dryer is a seventh grade learning specialist at SAR.  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 genealogist, and enjoys playing Rummikub with her husband, Natan. 


Newborn & Tots Director Devorah began her teaching career at Manhattan Day School where she met Alexander. Devorah is from Boca Raton, FL and is a recent graduate of Yeshiva University where she graduated with a bachelors degree in Childhood Education. 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!

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. 


Adam Huttel, Social Worker

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

Adam Huttel graduated from Queens College, with a bachelor's degree in psychology. After graduation, he received his master's in social work from Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and is currently a licensed social worker in the state of New York. He received his ordination at Yeshiva University's RIETS Rabbinical Program. Adam is excited to be joining the staff at Lincoln square and is passionate about serving the community.

Tel: 917-601-1783

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.

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