A Westchester County native, David Goldstein is WJC’s 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 (18) and Adiella (12).
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, 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 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.
Zack Slavkin is a recent arrival to New York City from Denver, Colorado. After working at Jewish summer camps, attending Colorado State University to pursue his B.S. in Psychology, and serving as a guide for the new BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy program, Zack came out east for a change of scenery. He and his rescue dog Ash love to explore the woods and make new friends. Zack also enjoys board games, playing music, and being with friends and family. As a current member of the Harlem Moishe House and of the greater NY Jewish community, he is excited to help build and be a part of the WJC family as well.