Who’s Who at FJC




Ritual Director Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson was ordained in 2013 by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, in Newton, MA. During school, he served as rabbinic intern at MIT Hillel and at the Tremont Street Shul in Cambridge, MA. Before rabbinical school, Lev taught 5th grade for three years at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and spent a year in Israel. He did his undergraduate degree in geology at Brown University, where he was also an active Hillel leader. Since 2013, Lev has been Director of Education at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.  Lev is the recipient of the 2017 Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Prize which honors rising Jewish educators by encouraging prize recipients in their pursuits, enabling them to accelerate their professional development and amplify their impact.  
Lev lives one block from FJC with his wife, Eliana, and their sons Barzilai (“Buzz”) and Tav.
Read Rabbi Meirowitz-Nelson’s High Holiday Sermons

Educational Staff


FJC is excited to welcome Saifan Man as the new teacher for the Coop Hebrew School. Saifan was born and raised in Kfar-Saba, Israel and has over 10 years of experience working with children both in formal and informal environments. Saifan was always passionate about education. She was an instructor for children at risk with WIZO, and worked closely with families in order to support the kids educational and emotional needs. She holds a Camp Counselor certificate from Tel Aviv University and worked both as a camp counselor and as a camp director in Israel. Saifan Holds a BEd in Early Childhood Education from Beit Berl College, and specialized in teaching Hebrew, Math and Art. She worked as a pre-school and elementary school teacher both in Israel and in the United States.




Flatbush Jewish Center Board


PresidentHeather Miller (read Heather’s Kol Nidre 5778 speech)
Vice PresidentDina Garfinkel
TreasurerMichael Levine
ComptrollerEitan Dantzig
Associate TreasurerNoam Gilboord
SecretaryElisabeth Epstein
HistorianBecky Silber, Esq.

Board of Trustees

Roberta FeinsteinSara Sloan
Miriam Pyle 

Board of Governors

Debbie KaufmanGilly Nadel
Liz Seymour, Esq.Sarah Stein

Honorary Board of Trustees

Alvin Feder, Esq.Rose FrootHon. Edward Rappaport
Steve WolkoffWarren WexelmanCarol Wolintz
Scott Zipes

Honorary Board of Governors

Benjamin Rosenberg, MD