Our Mission Statement 


The Jewish Enrichment Center (JEC) is a unique and welcoming home for people in their 20s and 30s to come together to learn, socialize, and get inspired. Come take classes on Jewish philosophy, have the Bar/Bat Mitzvah you never had, improve your Hebrew, travel to Israel and Europe, learn one on one, or just meet great people at a Shabbat meal. Whether you're looking to deepen your existing Jewish knowledge, or you want to connect with Jewish community, the JEC's program options are endless and we've got something for everyone.


Our Team



Rabbi Ari Soshtain
Educator and Director of Social Programming


Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff
Educator, Dating Counselor, Director of Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program

Rabbi Eli Babich
Educator, Director of Trip Operations



Faigy Blumstein
Educator and Queen Bee

Rabbi Zalmen Mindell
Educator and Counselor  

Rabbi Shmuel Lynn
Executive Director, JEC and Meor Manhattan


Program Staff

Daniella Doffman
Marketing Coordinator, JEC/Meor Manhattan

Naomi Rosenzweig
Program Assisstant

Milton Schwartz
Chief Financial Officer

Jared Sapolski

Liza Solarz
Program Coordinator, JEC/Meor Manhattan

Michelle Klahr
Chief Operating Officer, JEC/Meor Manhattan