Meet Our Parent Ambassadors

jkidphilly Parent Ambassadors

Our jkidphilly Parent Ambassadors have started private Facebook groups for their neighborhoods. Click on an ambassador's name to email them and request access!

jkidphilly will be in your neighborhood even if you don't have a Parent Ambassador in your area - reach out to Lori Rubin, Chief Program Officer, for more information!

 

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Ana Atach, Center City 

Ana serves as the Parent Ambassador in Center City Philly. She is a bilingual and bicultural parent who comes from Argentina and had lived in the Midwest and more recently in the Netherlands before settling in Philly. In addition to her position at jkidphilly, she is also a Spanish Language Coach and has worked with refugees and immigrant children as a case manager in public schools. Ana received her undergraduate degree from Dickinson College. While her education originally brought her to the PA, it is the proximity to her husband’s family that compelled her to make Philly home. She and her husband are proud parents of a little girl and a baby boy. 

 

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Cindy Saltzman, Lower Merion

Cindy's passion for planning events and connecting people naturally fits with the role of Parent Ambassador. In addition to her position here at jkidphilly, she is also an Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at several local colleges. Cindy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Science from Villanova University. While her education originally brought her to the Philadelphia region, Cindy’s love of the city and its culture compelled her to make this home to her family. She and her husband are proud parents of two adorable little girls. Cindy hopes to encourage other families to take advantage of the area, to learn about their community, and to relish in how the two overlap.

 

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Dawn Haaz, Doylestown

Dawn Haaz is excited to serve as a Parent Ambassador for the Doylestown area. She and her husband are natives to Doylestown and have a toddler, Noah. Dawn is also a licensed psychologist and Founder and CEO of Girls Empowered.

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Stephanie Butler, Deleware County

Stephanie is excited to be a parent ambassador in Delaware County!   She and her husband have a toddler son and baby daughter and she works as a pediatric physical therapist. Stephanie is looking forward to meeting and connecting  young families in the area. 

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Donna Palmieri, Plymouth Meeting Area 

Donna received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University. As a travel agent that sends many families and groups to Israel, she loves traveling. She also love the outdoors, yoga, and biking. She has 2 young boys and they are excited to become more involved in the Jewish community and to meet other Jewish families in the area.

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Bari Jacobson, Lower Bucks County Area

Bari is excited to be a Parent Ambassador for the Lower Bucks County area! She and her husband have two wonderful children. Bari has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a bachelors degree in Sports and Recreation Management. Bari loves planning events and can't wait to connect with jkid families! 

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Anna Eberman, Russian jkidphilly

Anna is excited to join jkidphilly as a Russian parent ambassador! She was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and came to Philadelphia in 1992. She received her undergraduate degree from Arcadia University and her MBA from Penn State University. She's been working in the financial industry for over a decade. Anna and her husband and have two awesome little boys and  are looking forward to connecting with other Jewish families in the area!

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Alla Gerzon, Russian jkidphilly

Alla came to the US in 1990 from the Ukraine. She lives in Jamison, PA with her two adorable young girls. She has an Bachelors in IS&T and a Masters in IT Leadership and works as a Scrum Master in the IT field. In her free time, Alla loves to salsa dance, oil paint, learn piano, and travel. She is always active and planning events for herself and her daughters and is excited to be a Parent Ambassador for Russian Speaking Jewish families.