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.



Lizzi Mazal is thrilled to bring the Jewish learning home to Flatbush Jewish Center in developing the Jewish Explorer’s Club. Currently a third grade teacher at PS 130 in Brooklyn, Lizzi has also served as a group teacher at the Brooklyn Apple Academy and Chickpeas Childcare, working with young children. A High Holiday Young Children’s Service and Tot Shabbat leader for Storahtelling and Park Slope Jewish Center, Lizzi also has an extensive and varied background in working with children of all ages in dance, movement, and fashion. Lizzi just earned her Master’s Degree at Brooklyn College in Early Childhood and Special Education, and gave her first conference paper on “The Educational Value of Silliness,” at the TASP/IPA conference at Rutgers. She has additional graduate training from the Davidson School of Jewish Education and a BA from Brooklyn College in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. This past summer, Lizzi completed an intensive three week program in Hebrew at Middlebury College in Vermont.


Flatbush Jewish Center Board


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

Board of Trustees

Debbie KaufmanSara Sloan
Warren Wexelman, MD 

Board of Governors

Gilly Nadel 
Liz Seymour, Esq.Sarah Stein

Honorary Board of Trustees

Alvin Feder, Esq.Rose FrootHon. Edward Rappaport
Steve WolkoffRobert Feinstein 

Honorary Board of Governors

Benjamin Rosenberg, MD