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  • Samara Rossi- Executive Director
    516-333-7977 Ext. 3
  • Clara Pomerantz- Director of Youth Education and Family Engagement
    516-333-7977 Ext. 4
  • Susan Mundhenk - Administrative Assistant
    516-333-7977 Ext. 0

Samara Rossi, Executive Director

Samara Rossi

Samara Rossi

Samara is excited to have been chosen for the honor of becoming the new Executive Director of Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation.  Her experience in business finance as well as education, make her a perfect fit for our synagogue community.

Samara was in finance for ten years.  As the Northeast Warehouse Seller Division Manager for a major leading bank, many skills were obtained that will guide her in the current role here at OWHC as Executive Director. Most recent past experience includes: Director of Education, Director of Family and Youth Engagement, Director of Holiday Programming, as well as a classroom educator in public and private schools. Her background also  includes working with special needs children and she focused on Behavior Intervention Therapy. She has enjoyed working with children from nursery school aged through high school for over 15 years. She is eager to now have the opportunity to join our community and become part of the OWHC mishpacha! 

As the new Executive Director, Samara  looks forward to meeting our incredible congregation and their children! So far, Samara is thrilled to be working with our phenomenal clergy, staff and teachers. She plans to provide support for OWHC to continue to have a  positive impact on our congregation, and assist as we build our community, here at OWHC.  Read more


Clara Pomerantz, Director of Youth Education and Family Engagement

Clara Pomerantz

Clara Pomerantz has over 20 years of experience in Judaic and Hebrew teaching and leadership. An Israeli native, she is fluent in 4 languages, and comes to us by way of Shorashim, our OWHC Nursery School. Clara has also been a Jewish Curriculum Coordinator and a preschool teacher for over 20 years. Clara resides in East Hills where she is a Village Trustee, and is very active in her community. In her free time she enjoys her family, the beach, fitness, and racquetball. Clara loves to help people of all ages, make connections, and help make a positive impact on the world around her!

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