Our Staff

Israel

Leon A. Morris President
Joel Weiss Executive Director, Israel
Meesh Hammer-Kossoy Director of Year Program
Aviva Lauer Director, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators
David I. Bernstein Dean Emeritus
Joanne Barth Office Manager
Polina Dolgopolskaia Executive Administrator
Rahel Dweck Administrative Director of the Summer Program
Michael Emerson Director of Special Projects
Jackie Frankel Yaakov Director of Leadership Gifts
Rachel Friedrichs Assistant Director, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators
Ilana Gleicher-Bloom Director of Experiential Education, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators
Rachel Gross Marketing and Design Associate
Ilana HaCohen Director of Global Engagement
Michael Hattin Beit Midrash Coordinator, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators
Liat Kastner Kitchen Manager
Hodaya Levi Registrar
Simone Katz Chief Marketing Officer
Sefi Kraut Director, Mahloket Matters
Naomi Michlin Director of Foundation Relations
Carmella Rose Assistant Director of Engagement, Israel
Jamie Salter Director of Israel Education
Simcha Sher Digital Marketing Associate
Hadas Shpak Director of Finance, Israel
Hila Singerman Grant Writer
Debra Weiner-Solomont Director of Community Education

North America

Faith Leener Chief Innovation Officer
Abbey Silberman Fagin Chief Development Officer
Stephanie Baum Director of Finance
Joshua Chadajo Senior Advisor
Simon Dick Director of Operations
Shani Gross Director of Education, Pardes North America
David Gutbezahl Technology & Communications Specialist
Monica Kleinman Assistant Director of Programs and Education, Pardes North America
Rebecca Leeman Assistant Director of Engagement, North America
Reuven Margrett Associate Director, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, North America
Haley Schulman Director of North American Programming and Education
Avi Spodek Director of Recruitment, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators
Jordyn Steifman Assistant Director of Online Learning and Alumni Engagement