Jennifer Levin-Tavares, FTA

Jennifer grew up in Tennessee in a background of conservative Judaism.  After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Indiana University, Jennifer attained her law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.  Prior to joining the staff at Kol Tikvah, she held management posts at National Public Radio in Washington, DC and at Yale University’s School of Medicine.  Most recently, she served as Executive Director at Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, CT.

Jennifer is active in the National Association for Temple Administration (NATA).  She is a Board member, on the Membership Committee, chair of the mentoring program, and co-chair of online learning.  She attained senior status in 2013 and became a Fellow in Temple Administration in 2014.

In addition to overseeing the synagogue’s operations, Jennifer serves as a resource to facilitate members’ integration into congregational life.  She believes strongly that a synagogue is more than a place…it’s a community where everyone feels at home.