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Board

Rabbi Darcie Crystal, Board Chair, teaches Exploring Judaism and Melton Adult Education classes at Central Synagogue. She is a member of the CCAR Ethics Committee. For 13 years, she taught leadership to rabbinical students at HUC-JIR. Darcie is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and she served for a decade on the Board of the Princeton University Center for Jewish Life/Hillel, including as its chair. Darcie graduated from Princeton University and was ordained by HUC-JIR. Her son and daughter participate in the Moving Traditions groups, Shevet and Rosh Hodesh, respectively.

Rabbi Dena Klein, Vice Chair, is the Managing Director of New Models at The Jewish Education Project, assisting educators in creating ground-breaking approaches to offer relevant, meaningful Jewish learning. Dena has served as a rabbi of Chavurat Tikvah, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, and Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Dena was ordained and received a Masters of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dena is a trained Moving Traditions supervisor and group leader.

Bobby Zuker, Treasurer, is the co-founder of The Village Works, a community co-working space, and is also a real estate investor and developer. Bobby serves as the President of the Brookline Teen Center, Treasurer of Camp Avoda, Vice President of Brookline Youth Hockey, and is on Team Impact’s Finance Committee. Bobby and his wife, Molly, live in the Boston area with their three children; his daughter, Lulu, participates in a Moving Traditions Rosh Hodesh group.

Jonathan Krasner, Secretary, is the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Associate Professor of Jewish Education Research at Brandeis University. Jonathan researches the history of American Jewish education, and gender and sexuality, including the mainstreaming of LGBTQ+ Jews in American Jewish life. He is the author of Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps, winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Education, and The Benderly Boys and American Jewish Education, winner of the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies. Jonathan holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Jewish history from Brandeis University, and he co-founded Keshet in 1996.

Hope Suttin, Immediate past Board Chair, is an Orton-Gillingham reading specialist at The Carroll School in Lincoln, MA. She serves on the Boards of Temple Emanuel and Step into Art, on the Recruitment and Outreach Committee at Gann Academy, on the Advisory Board of Trustees of Reservations, and is a regular volunteer at the Newton Food Pantry. Hope holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Ed. from Lesley University. Hope’s daughters both participated in Rosh Hodesh.

Tami Astorino, is the Co-President of Rise Gatherings, a retreat experience for women, and a trainer for InterfaithFamily. Since its launch, Tami has held several roles for Moving Traditions, as Education Specialist, Master Trainer, and Rosh Hodesh Group Leader. Tami serves as a Vice President of Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. from Emory University and an M.Ed. from Temple University. Tami’s daughter and son participated in Moving Traditions Teen Groups, Rosh Hodesh and Shevet.

Elyse Everett is an early childhood education specialist with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has worked extensively with Reform temples in New Jersey, enriching their early childhood programs. Elyse received a M.Ed. with an additional certification in administration and policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from Cornell University. Elyse, her husband Scott, and three children live in Westfield, NJ. Elyse’s eldest daughter participates in a Rosh Hodesh group.

Suzanne Feld is the former president FPC of Fort Washington, specializing in recruiting and placement of attorneys and other professionals for law firms, financial institutions, and corporate entities nationwide.  Suzanne serves on the Executive Committee of Women of Vision, the women’s foundation of the Jewish federation of Greater Philadelphia, and was chair of its Grants Committee. Suzanne was trained in speech and hearing and holds a BA and a MA from Temple University.

Rabbi Shirley Idelson, Ph.D., is Director of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University. Shirley served as Senior Advisor at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Dean of HUC-JIR in New York, chaplain at Vassar and Carleton Colleges, and a reporter and producer at Minnesota Public Radio. Shirley holds an M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York. Shirley is currently writing a book on Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and the founding of the Jewish Institute of Religion.

Sheryl Drangel Kaye, previously worked for Morgan Stanley Investment Banking in Hong Kong and for Guggenheim Global Trading. Sheryl is currently a member of the Boards of Lincoln Center, the JCC of Manhattan, and the College Arts and Science and the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of the Wharton Undergraduate School at the University of Pennsylvania, Sheryl received her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. She is a founding member of Neshamot, a Jewish women’s philanthropic venture group in Westchester, NY.

Rabbi Lori Koffman is a Jewish educator in greater New York. She has served on the NCJW national board, JTS Pastoral Care Advisory Committee, and as chair of the UJA-Federation of New York’s Beginning Jewish Families Task Force. In her 19-year finance career, Lori co-founded the first female-owned private equity fund. Lori received rabbinic ordination from the JTS, and holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business, an MA from UC Berkeley, and a BA from Tufts University.

Mike Markovits is an independent consultant specializing in leadership development, succession planning, and executive coaching. Mike previously held executive positions at AchieveMission, IBM, and GE. Mike serves as President of a foundation supporting peer counseling. He has a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.Ed. from Harvard, and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Bethany Shiner is President and Founder of Balashine Design, specializing in design for small commercial and retail projects. Bethany serves on the boards of two family foundations, both based in Chicago, Slingshot, a non-profit organization for Jewish next-generation funders, and the Early Childhood Learning Center of Adath Israel. Bethany is leading a Rosh Hodesh group in its 6th year. She received her B.S. from Drexel University and her M.S. from Philadelphia University. Bethany lives with her husband and their two small children in the Philadelphia area.

Deborah Meyer, CEO and Founder of Moving Traditions (she/her/hers), serves ex officio. Deborah has years of experience building Jewish and feminist non-profits. Prior to founding Moving Traditions with Sally Gottesman, Meyer co-directed Kolot, where she helped create and launch Rosh Hodesh for teen girls, now owned and revamped by Moving Traditions, and began the research that led to the creation by Moving Traditions of Shevet for teen boys. Deborah writes and speaks on gender and Jewish life, and she holds a B.A. from Connecticut College and an M.A. in Communications from Emerson College. Deborah and her spouse live in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia, PA.

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