Our Executive Director
A graduate of the UJA-Federation-Columbia University Institute in Not-for-Profit Management, Ethel Liebeskind brings her strong administrative and management skills to Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre, as well as her personal commitment to Jewish life, tradition and community.
Ethel Liebeskind grew up in Rockville Centre where her family members were active in Temple B’nei Sholom. She was a camper and counselor at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and attended the State University at Albany where she received a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree. After graduation, Mrs. Liebeskind spent two years working as a family caseworker for the Municipality of Tel Aviv in Israel, and then returned to New York to complete her Master’s degree in Social Work at Adelphi University.
Mrs. Liebeskind, a certified social worker, has been a Jewish community professional for more than thirty years. For the past sixteen years she served as the Executive Director of Temple SInai of Roslyn. Before coming to SInai, she started out as the Youth Worker at the Central Queens YM & WHA in Forest Hills where she worked her way up the ranks to the position of Executive Director.
Mrs. Liebeskind and her husband Jan, reside in Merrick and have four wonderful children: Eric and Rachel, Rachel, and Allison.