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introducing rachel akrongold

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Akrongold has accepted a position as Chief Operating Officer at FAS.

Many of you know Rachel Akrongold, who has been a Member of the Board and active member of our congregation for nearly ten years.  Rachel was recruited to FAS from 92Y, where she worked in development.  As COO at Fifth Avenue, Rachel will be working closely with the Rabbi and current staff to launch exciting new initiatives related to educational opportunities and programming, as well as to support the operational structure at the shul.  She and her husband, Barry, are the parents of four children.

Rachel Akrongold - Chief Operating Officer,

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Rebbetzin Lisa Babich

Sheila Montgomery - Executive Director,

Maggie Moronta - Financial Manager,

Tanya Benzaquen - Executive Assistant,

Paulette Stein Meyer - Director, The Creative Playschool,

Rivkah Halpert - Mikvah Director,  

Rivkah Halpert - Jr. Congregation Director,

Yosef Itzkowitz - Youth Group Director,

Judy Geldzahler - Hebrew Teacher, call the Synagogue office, (212) 838-2122

William Ames - Maintenance Supervisor, call the Synagogue office, (212) 838-2122

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Fifth Avenue Synagogue

5 East 62 Street

New York, NY  10065

(212) 838-2122


Mon, December 5 2022 11 Kislev 5783