Our Staff

Our Staff

David Goldstein, Executive Director

david@wjcenter.org

A Westchester County native, David Goldstein is WJC’s new Executive Director. David comes to WJC after serving in a variety of roles in the Jewish Community, most recently as the Assistant Executive Director of the Barry & Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside. David previously held positions with Young Judaea Global and in the Boston Jewish community at the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston and Hebrew College, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education. David and his wife Melissa Braverman live in Riverdale and are the proud parents of two daughters: Ranya (16) and Adiella (9).

Ann Pardes, Early Childhood Director

ann@wjcenter.org

Ann brings over 30 years of Early Childhood experience, both in New York and Florida. She is currently the Director of the WJC of Mamaroneck ECC and is excited to bring her passion for working with young children and their families to WJC. Ann holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Elementary Education from Manhattanville College. As a consummate learner, Ann is dedicated to professional development, for both herself and her staff, in order to bring the most current and innovative best practices into the classroom. She has spent the majority of her career working in Jewish Early Childhood settings and is committed to developmentally appropriate, exploratory and child-centered learning.

Aleza Kulp, Education Director & Congregation Program Coordinator

educdir@wjcenter.org

Aleza Kulp, originally from Margate, New Jersey, began working as the Education Director and Family Life Coordinator at WJC in 2001. Prior to joining WJC, she worked for three years as the Education Director at a Conservative synagogue in New Jersey. Aleza received her MA in Jewish Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary and has studied at Hebrew University. Aleza has also worked at Camp Ramah in the Poconos and Ramah Programs in Israel. Aleza loves working with the youth and families of our congregation. Her goal for each child in our synagogue is that they embrace their Jewish identity and enjoy being a part of our congregation. Aleza is a proud parent of her son Leor. Together, they love being a part of the WJC community!

Betty Moallem, Assistant Religious School Principal

assteducdir@wjcenter.org

Betty Moallem was born and raised in Westchester, NY. She is very excited to be the assistant principal of the WJC religious school. Betty began her career in early childhood at WJC in 1995-1998. She has been teaching there for the last 7 years and has a total of over 20 years’ experience in early childhood. She has also taught at religious schools for over 10 years. Betty is married to Ilan and has four beautiful adult children. In her free time, she loves to take power walks, yoga, and relax at her favorite place—the beach.

Director of Teen Engagement

COMING SOON!

Kate Schlientz
Editorial Services Director

kate@communikatemedia.com

Arlene Ratzabi
Librarian

librarian@wjcenter.org

Alexandra Paisley
Communications Assistant

ally@wjcenter.org

Rosie Aronin
Administrative Assistant

rosie@wjcenter.org

Kim Lewis
Administrative Assistant

kim@wjcenter.org

Sandy Fenton
Early Childhood Administrative Assistant

sandy@wjcenter.org

Eileen Fortuna
Religious School Administrative Assistant

schoolsecy@wjcenter.org

Millie Briceno
Bookkeeper

millie@wjcenter.org

Jose Luis Fonseca
Superintendent

jose@wjcenter.org

Cesar Urgiles
Assistant Superintendent

Wilfredo Cruz
Custodian

Ceno Salazar
Custodian

Saber Azizi
Custodian

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