Staff

Meet the Center Staff

Pictured here are the dedicated professionals who live, learn, and love the Center way of life, every day.

We are a results-oriented staff that is committed to putting smiles on faces, filling our hallways with laughter, and making your Center experience a memorable one.

How do we do it? By offering innovative programming, thinking and planning like a customer, and ripping out the word “impossible” from our dictionaries.

Let’s work together on something great. To contact us, send an email to [email protected] or call our main number at (718) 627-4300.

Executive Staff

Joseph D. Tawil

Chief Executive Officer

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Jack Anzarouth

Chief Marketing Officer

When I was about 10 years old, I became the first “Ritalin Kid” I knew. It’s a weird thing for a kid to have a doctor tell you that your…

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David Jolovitz

Director of Health & Wellness

David has been the Director of Health and Wellness for the Center since 2014, extending a health-and-fitness industry career that has included strength coaching, personal training and fitness management. Before…

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Amir Levy

Membership Director

Amir has been planning and directing programs for the Center for more than 20 years. He is deeply committed to multi-generational programming for the unique, generous and energetic community he…

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Sabrina Maleh

Chief Program Officer

Sabrina Maleh has been involved with the Magen David Yeshivah organization for over 25 years, in various capacities and holding different roles such as board member, writing teacher, Director of…

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Norman Mandel

Chief Financial Officer

At the Center, the buck stops with CFO Norman Mandel. He oversees all financial affairs, including budget management, forecasting and securing funding. But his favorite part of the job is extending the opportunity of membership…

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Sari Setton

Director of Special Events

Sari wears a few hats at the Center, as she does at her busy home. As Director of Special Events, she coordinates so much of what the Center is about.…

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Program Staff

Harry Chazanoff

Director of Youth & Family Services / Director of Day Camp

Harry teaches our kids more than just how to play sports. He teaches them sportsmanship. “Knowing that kids take that home and use it in everyday life makes my job…

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Carol Dery

Director of Group Fitness

Carol views the Center’s exercise program as her home away from home. As the Center’s Director of Group Fitness, her longtime personal practice of exercise, wellness and health benefits every…

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Lillian Ebani

Managing Director of Youth & Family Services

Lilian always wanted to teach. “I want every child to experience as many new things as they can, in a safe and nurturing environment,” says Lilian, the Center’s Assistant Program…

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Linda Eber

Director Social Services

Linda has always felt the pull of purpose. “Ever since I was a young child, I wanted to do work that would help other people. I want to do mitzvot…

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Lisette Lalo

Director of Early Childhood Education

“I want to make a difference in children’s lives, help them succeed and reach their full potential.” Lisette’s dedication to her work as Director of Early Childhood Education is evident…

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Aimee Mishaan

Director of Early Childhood Administration

As Director of Early Childhood Administration, Aimee’s motto is to approach her job with passion, sincerity and treat all the children as if they were her own. “My passion for…

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Ashley Rosen

Adults at Leisure Program Director / Fitness Center Supervisor

Growing up, Ashley’s grandparents were very much a part of her daily life, even until their last days at the ages of 94 and 95 years old. In fact, she…

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Lee Saad

Director of Young Adults

Lee is the Coordinator of our renowned Young Adults programs at the Center, which brings together young people for events and activities that broaden their world and keep our community…

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Kathy Shabot

Director of Arts & Culture

Kathy arrived at the Center in 2010 from a career in event planning and logistics for the hospitality industry. Those skills help her troubleshoot problems before they arise at the…

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Julie Sherr

Director of Women’s Culture Club

Julie started out working at the Center quite a while ago – in the Early Childhood Dept as a supervisor for 20 years. But after taking a few years off,…

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Constantine Voytenko

Director of Aquatics

“Every student excels in the pool at their own pace, and I love being a part of their progress.” Constantine has spent his career teaching children how to swim –…

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Administrative Staff

Pearl Cohen

Receptionist

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Elina Fried

Controller

As Controller, Lina handles payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and human resources, vital services that support the Center’s work in the lives of our community. She works directly with the…

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Regev Hamamy

Director of Operations

I’ve learned, through personal experience, that the most important thing in understanding people is being attentive and building an enormous amount of patience necessary to do so. Being observant, logical,…

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Arielle Harari

Grants Manager

Arielle’s attention to detail and project management talent is a perfect fit for her job as the Center’s Grants Administrator. Her input helps secure the Center’s funding year in and…

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Ron Hope

Mailroom Manager

Ron took the helm of the Center’s mailroom in 2010 and has been running a tight ship ever since. “My motto on the job is no procrastination. I evaluate the…

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Yaffa Nachmani

Registrar

Yaffa has been the Center’s Registrar since 1997, occupying a crucial administrative role that keeps the records straight for our hundreds of programs and thousands of members. She’s not afraid to try new approaches…

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Miriam Ozeri

Bookkeeper

Miriam, the Center’s Accounts Receivables CLERK, came to the Center in 1982 as a front-desk receptionist. Before that, she honed her speed and accuracy skills as a cashier. She’s happiest…

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Carmen Sabbagh

Accounts Receivable

Carmen takes pride in selling the Center – its programs, trips, and even raffle tickets. “When our community comes together at the Center for an event, it makes me happy,”…

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Greta Schwartz

Graphic Arts & Marketing Director

From an early age, Greta knew she wanted a career in the creative arts. So, she focused on her two favorite subjects while at Syracuse University — Graphic Design and Basket Weaving.…

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Milia Shacalo

Membership Associate

Milia has worked at the Center FOR THIRTY YEARS, and before that was professional administrative support for an interesting variety of employers, from freight forwarders to financial services. “I have always…

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Jamie Simon

Customer Service Manager

Happily for our members, Jamie Simon, the Center’s Customer Service Manager, is devoted to our community. “I love the chance to make connections with everybody who comes through the Center,” she…

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