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Our People

Our board, 11 women from different backgrounds and points of view, provide vision, guidance, and passion for our work, for our goals, and for our journey.

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Andrea Shlipak Mail

President of the Board
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Cindy Zitelman

Immediate Past President, Co-Founder
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Manette Mayberg

Trustee, Past President, Co-Founder
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Jeanie Milbauer

Vice President, Founding President, Co-Founder
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Betty Grinstein

Board Member
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Dana Sicherman

Founding Board Member
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Ellen B. Kagen Waghelstein

Board Member
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Helen Zalik

Secretary
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Lori Palatnik

Founding Director
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Mahra Fox Pailet

Board Member
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Michelle Leader

Trustee, Co-Founder

From the very beginning, Momentum has been blessed with a fantastic team. As we grow, we continue to be inspired by the impact of our work and the mark we are leaving on the Jewish world.

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Lori Palatnik

Founding Director
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Ben Pery

Executive Director
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Adrienne Gold Davis

Education/Trip Leader
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Allison Kent

Creative Services Manager
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Amy Cantor

Director of Finance and Operations
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Anna Vainer

Partnership Development Manager, Europe & CIS
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Andrea Gottlieb

Senior Manager of External Relations
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Ariella Milobsky

Senior Partnership Development Manager
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Chaya Baruch

Personal Assistant to the Founding Director
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Connie Egland

External Relations Manager
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Dana Sender-Mulla

Director of Israel Office
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Dana Venegas

Partnership Development Manager, Northeast
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Dorina Zindel

Executive Assistant
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Erin Ring

Education Manager
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Fidel Villa

Senior Systems Manager
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Galia Rubinstein

Partnership Development Manager, South America and Latin America
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Hannah Korelitz

Marketing Coordinator
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Hillel Hurwitz

Director of Marketing and Communications
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Ilene Rosen

Digital Communications Manager
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Janel Herman

Staff Accountant
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Judy Gross

Finance Coordinator
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Judy Victor

Marketing Manager
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Kayla Frankel

Momentum Program Manager
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Mindy Berger

Partnership Development Manager, National and Industry
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Orlee Turitz

Chief of Staff
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Robyn Godsick

Development Coordinator
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Robyn Hartman

Director of Development
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Roni Ezra-Friedman

Israel Community and Partnerships Manager
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Dr. Ronit Ziv-Kreger

Director of Education and Leadership Development
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Ruth Baars

Director of Programs
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Sara Modi

Organizational Coordinator
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Stephanie Friedman

External Relations Manager/Speakers Bureau Coordinator
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Susan Kramer

Director of External Relations
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Yaakov Singer

Database Manager

In 2017, Momentum formed its Public Council in Israel. Composed of distinguished Israeli women of all religious, political and professional backgrounds, the council supports Momentum’s efforts in promoting ‘Unity, Not Uniformity’ in Israeli society and in the Jewish world.

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Miriam Peretz

Israeli Educator
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Mehereta Baruch Ron

Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv
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Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel

Torah Educator and Director of Matan’s Hilkhata Institute
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Lihi Lapid

Author and Journalist
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Prof. Rivka Carmi

President of Ben-Gurion University
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Rivka Ravitz

Chief of Staff to the President of the State of Israel
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Imi Eiron

CEO of Saloona
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Sonia De Moskitto

Director of Programs, World Jewish Congress
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Michal Cohen

CEO of the Rashi Foundation
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Orna Hozman-Bechor

Chairwoman of Ashdod Port
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Adi Altschuler

Social Entrepreneur
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Batsheva Moshe

CEO of Unistream
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Racheli Ebenboim

Entrepreneur and Activist

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