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Joy Gluzman 
Executive Director

Joy is proud to lead the staff team at  Central Synagogue- Beth Emeth.  She  joined the CSBE team in August of 2014 as Program and Social Media Coordinator.  She thrives on the work with all staff, clergy and congregants and strives to maintain and enhance Jewish life at CSBE.Joy has a BA in English from Stony Brook University and has worked in Jewish communal life since graduation.  She is committed to assisting and enriching the Jewish journeys of others in our community.  Joy lives locally with her husband and their daughter. Joy can be reached at




Jodi Proefriedt
Early Childhood Director
Direct Line: 516-763-0235




Karen Feit
Director of Jewish Education

Karen Feit has been a Jewish educator for over forty years. She has taught students in day school, day care, synagogues, assisted living facilities, and various adult learning centers. She is thrilled to be working with the wonderful students and teachers here at the CSBE Jewish Experience!

She has studied and taught at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. As a member of the Hadassah National Assembly, Karen serves on the Zionist and Jewish Education teams. She is a delegate to the World Zionist Congress and a member of the Va-ad HaPoel of the World Zionist Organization.

Learning and teaching are great sources of pleasure and satisfaction for Karen. She holds a B.A. in political science from SUNY Stony Brook and a Master of Arts degree from the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research. She is a graduate of Cohort II of the Leadership Institute for Congregational School Educators, and has been trained in Israel engagement with both Makom and the David Project. As a trained facilitator she has taught the Hartman Institute  course  The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Jewish Values Perspective.

Karen has visited Israel 13 times and can’t wait to go back! She is passionate about Hebrew and Jewish music, and loves to cook Israeli food. She and her guitar love to sing with people of all ages.

Karen is the proud mother of Matt, Yoni, and Leor, and the adoring grandmother of Emily and Levon.

Evan Tabickman


Janet Schwartz







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