Rabbi Avraham Yechezkel Lessin, MyZuzah Israel Project Coordinator, is responsible for the expansion of MyZuzah in Israel. He oversees partnerships, works with potential funding partners and provides logistical support for all of our efforts in Israel. He is a Sofer STa”M (Scribe of Torah Scrolls, Tefillin and Mezuzot/Megillot) and Baal Magiah (Checker of the sofer’s work), originally certified by the Badatz of the Eidah HaChareidis and the Vaad Mishmeres STa”M in Israel. Rabbi Lessin has honed his unique skill set in understanding the techniques and pertinent Jewish law of the writing, checking and correcting of all things STa”M. He works closely with HaRav Shammai Gross shlit”a, the internationally recognized authority in the field of STa”M, to resolve any and all halachic/Jewish law questions related to his work.
As MyZuzah Project Associate, Julie is responsible for ensuring smooth operations as the liaison between active partners and the MyZuzah team. Prior to joining the MyZuzah team, she served as a human resources business partner for over 12 years, specializing in developing and driving plans to optimize talent, structure, process, and culture in organizations. Julie graduated from the University of Virginia.
As a trustee of the Mayberg Foundation, Manette indicates her passions are her family and philanthropy. When asked if she works, she answers, “I invest in the Jewish people,” which has been the case since she traded working for salary to volunteering her time for fulfillment 20 years ago. Manette is proud to have initiated both MyZuzah and the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC). Manette is also a co-founder of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, and she conceived and developed over a decade ago the annual Shalva Celebrity Chef event. Manette has served on the boards of Jewish day school and Jewish nonprofits.