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).
After an extensive career in government, politics and strategic communications in New York, Pat Tinto joined WJC as the Center’s first director of communications and marketing. Previously, Pat served as director of communications & marketing for Patricia Lynch Associates Inc. / PLA New York, a premier government affairs and media relations firm with offices in NYC, Albany, Buffalo and the Republic of Panama. Earlier in her career, Pat was a speechwriter for the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner under Governor Mario Cuomo, press officer for the Bronx Borough President and media relations director for a city-wide political campaign. She also has worked as an account executive for a public affairs firm where she led grassroots and media relations efforts for health care organizations, public benefit corporations and nonprofits. Pat earned her BA cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University and also studied at the Universita` per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy.
Sabrina Landau, originally from New Rochelle, NY, serves as the Early Childhood Director at WJC. She possesses years of experience in Jewish education and has worked as a Preschool Director, a Preschool Camp Director and a Consultant on learning and teaching at Early Childhood Centers across the country. Along with teaching and administrative skills, Sabrina brings creative talents – as a tap dancer, horseback riding instructor and theatrical director – to share with the children and families of the Westchester Jewish Center. She received her MA in Jewish Education from Touro College and completed the doctoral program at Azrieli Graduate School. Sabrina is a proud parent of three: Yaakov, Thommie and Goldie.
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!
Ziva Wagner is originally from Staten Island, N.Y. She is excited to join the WJC in a new capacity as assistant principal of the Religious School. Ziva has taught in the Religious School for six years. She taught from 1999-2004 and again in 2013-2014. Ziva taught in the fifth and sixth grades. Ziva spent one year studying in Israel and then continued her studies at Stern College for Women and Azrieli Graduate School. She resides in Teaneck, N.J. with her husband and four children.
Adam was born and raised in a north suburb of Chicago, where he grew up involved in USY and the conservative movement. Adam participated in the Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel following high school and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Finance in 2016. Previously, Adam served as the Engagement Director at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, MN, where he worked with youth programming and engagement for all ages— toddler-young adult. During the summer prior to joining WJC, Adam worked with USY on Wheels where he was the group leader for USY on Wheels East. Adam loves to read, hike, and is a huge Chicago sports fanatic.