|Interim Director Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson joined Flatbush Jewish Center after moving to the neighborhood with his wife Eliana, and their son Barzilai (“Buzz” for short) in 2015. Lev led FJC’s High Holidays services along with Cantor Schwartz, and is now joining us as the Interim Director of Flatbush Jewish Center! We are delighted to have him leading our community.Lev was ordained in 2013 by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, in Newton, MA. During school, he served as rabbinic intern at MIT Hillel and at the Tremont Street Shul in Cambridge, MA, a synagogue that has both egalitarian and traditional minyanim.
Before rabbinical school, Lev taught 5th grade for three years at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and spent a year in Israel. He did his undergraduate degree in geology at Brown University, where he was also an active Hillel leader.
For the last two years, Lev has been Director of Education at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.
JEC Director Lizzi Mazal
Lizzi is thrilled to bring the Jewish learning home to Flatbush Jewish Center in developing the Jewish Explorer’s Club. In her third year on the Beit Rabban Day School faculty, Lizzi has also served as a group teacher at the Brooklyn Apple Academy and Chickpeas Childcare, working with young children. A High Holiday Young Children’s Service and Tot Shabbat leader for Storahtelling and Park Slope Jewish Center, Lizzi also has an extensive and varied background in working with children of all ages in dance, movement, and fashion. Lizzi just earned her Master’s Degree at Brooklyn College in Early Childhood and Special Education, and gave her first conference paper on “The Educational Value of Silliness,” at the TASP/IPA conference at Rutgers. She has additional graduate training from the Davidson School of Jewish Education and a BA from Brooklyn College in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. This past summer, Lizzi completed an intensive three week program in Hebrew at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Flatbush Jewish Center Board
|Vice President||Dina Garfinkel|
Board of Trustees
|Noam Gilboord||Gilly Nadel||Miriam Pyle|
|Becky Silber, Esq.||Phyllis Soskind||Warren Wexelman|
Board of Governors
|Stephanie Ambroise||Nathan Ascher||Rosalia Froot|
Honorary Board of Trustees
|Alvin Feder, Esq.||Hon. Edward Rappaport||Grace Salant|
|Steve Wolkoff||Renee Waltzman, Esq.||Carol Wolintz|
Honorary Board of Governors
|Benjamin Rosenberg, MD||Larry Jayson|