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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

Senior Vice President, Jewish Community & Managing Director, Bronfman Center

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 …

Sharon Kaufman

Program Manager, Events

Sharon Kaufman is joining the 92Y as the Program Manager, Events, after spending 7 years working in synagogues in Virginia and Michigan …