DEBBIE ISAAC, RESIDENT OF NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF AMIT
Debbie Isaac, a resident of New Rochelle, New York, has been elected president of AMIT, a network of schools and programs throughout Israel serving almost 25,000 students. AMIT is supported in the United States by more than 40,000 families and also maintains volunteer offices in Great Britain and France. Ms. Isaac, the youngest woman to serve as president of AMIT in the organization’s history, began her two-year term on September 1, 2011.
The following slate of officers was elected together with Ms. Isaac: Audrey Trachtman, New Rochelle, treasurer; Ina Tropper, Riverdale, chair, Board of Directors; Barbara Rascoff, New Rochelle, chair, Board of Governors; Danna Kalter, New York City, chair, New Generation Board of Directors; Sharon Merkin, Englewood, New Jersey, vice president, leadership development; Benay Meisels, New Rochelle, vice president, marketing; Debbie Moed, Englewood, vice president, financial resource development; Joyce Straus, Englewood, vice president, Israel programming; Suzanne Doft, New York City, vice president, strategic planning; Rahel Rogers, Emek Sorek, Israel, vice chair, Israel Amutah; Reva Friedman, Ra’anana, Israel, associate treasurer; and Chana Shields, Teaneck, New Jersey, secretary, Board of Directors.
Debbie Isaac has served as treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee of AMIT, as a vice president, as a member of the New Generation Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Midreshet AMIT in Jerusalem. As a member of the AMIT Board of Directors she was heavily involved in revamping the organization’s constitution in 2006.
In 2009 Ms. Isaac was awarded the prestigious Herzl Award by the World Zionist Organization at the Biennial Assembly of the American Zionist Movement.
In the New Rochelle community, where she has resided for more than 20 years, Ms. Isaac has been involved with the local Chevra Kadisha and in SAR Academy in Riverdale. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Young Israel of New Rochelle, a former member of the Board of the Young Israel of New Rochelle Women’s League and a former trustee of Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck. Previously, Ms. Isaac pursued a career as a corporate reorganization attorney for Fortune 500 companies at Kaye Scholer in New York City and as a real estate attorney at Cuddy & Feder in White Plains. She is a graduate of Barnard College and New York University School of Law.
Ms. Isaac’s husband, David, is chief executive officer of The Garden City Group, Inc. They are the parents of four children, 21-year-old Tani, a student at Yeshiva University, and 15-year-old triplets, Jared, Eliana and Arielle.
DAVID MOSS NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF AMIT
Attorney and non-profit executive David Moss, a resident of Highland Park, New Jersey, has been named executive vice president of AMIT.
We will be counting on David to move our organization forward as we continue to grow and expand in Israel.”
Most recently Mr. Moss was assistant executive vice president for endowment at UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey, and before that he served for three years as vice president for institutional advancement at Touro College, where his responsibilities included development, communications and public relations.
He has also served as executive director of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation in Houston, Texas, and as executive director of the Hillel Foundation of Greater Houston. He is a member of the Bar in the State of New Jersey and practiced law in New Jersey for four years. He currently serves as vice president and member of the Board of Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison, New Jersey, and in the same capacity at the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison. During his time in Houston he served on the Board of Education of the Robert M. Beren Academy and on the boards of the Jewish Community Center of Houston and the Young Israel of Houston.
Mr. Moss is a graduate of Montclair State College and of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, and his education also included two years of study at yeshivot in Israel. His wife, Lisa, is senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Fred Alger Management, Inc. They are the parents of two teenaged daughters.