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Jewish Life

Continuity • Challenge • Innovation

We proudly commit to enhancing the remarkable meaning, purpose and substance of Jewish identity and the infusion of Jewish life in our broader society.

We fearlessly address challenging current issues and fervently provide opportunities for attaining knowledge, celebrating Jewish culture, engaging with the people and State of Israel and the gathering of and service to community locally and around the world.


Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein

Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life

Peter J. Rubinstein brings decades of experience as a congregational rabbi and as a leader in the Jewish and interfaith communities to his role as 92Y’s director of Jewish Community and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life …

Rabbi Joui Hessel, RJE

Vice President of Jewish Life

Rabbi Joui Hessel is the Vice President of Jewish Life at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at 92Y …

Rabbi Samantha Frank

Director of Jewish Education

Samantha Gayler Frank was raised in Silver Spring, MD. She graduated from Tufts University, where she earned her B.A. in French and Community Health …

Chelsea Bassman

Director of Administration

Chelsea joined the 92Y Bronfman Center team in September 2014 after working at Central Synagogue as Rabbi Peter Rubinstein’s Executive Assistant since January 2012 …

Rebecca Schoffer

Director of Jewish Family Engagement

Rebecca Schoffer is the Director of Jewish Family Engagement and the leader of the Shababa community at 92nd Street Y …

Rick Rosenbluth

Program Manager, Programming

Originally from Bradenton Florida, Rick Rosenbluth moved to New York in 2016 after living in Israel for three years. His love for Judaism and Israel is what drives his work managing Jewish programs at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life …

Jason Rosenberg

Program Manager, Communications

Jason Rosenberg is a New York native, who has always had a passion for growing community. As Program Manager, Communications for the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, Jason works on education programs, special initiatives, …