Amy Tananbaum is the founder of Teen JUST-US Boston. As a teen, she was involved in Jewish social action and youth development and she has taken the excitement and commitment from that experience to her work in corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is the founder and principal of Results By Design®, LLC where she has spent her career building and developing leadership capabilities in organizations of all sizes.
Amy has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from Boston University.
Barry comes to the board of Teen JUST-US having worked for many years with teens in a variety of educational settings. A former woodshop teacher and administrator in non-traditional high schools, Barry holds a BA from Bowdoin College and an M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For the past 11 years, Barry has been the director of TELEM: Jewish Youth Making a Difference Together, a youth service-learning program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. A past president and board member of Temple Shir Tikvah in Winchester, Barry draws inspiration from Judaism’s deep tradition of working for social justice for all and is guided by these words from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel: “A Jew is asked to take a leap of action rather than a leap of faith.”
Rabbi Sandi Intraub
Lori Lander is an artist, community volunteer and retired attorney. Active in a number of community organizations, she co-founded ManyHelpingHands365, a civic engagement nonprofit that organizes a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service involving 2,500-3,000 volunteers young and old, rich and poor, launched a faith-and-community driven annual gun buy-back program and created a volunteering website for Cambridge. Since 2010, Lori has hosted monthly breakfast gatherings of 50-70+ people to discuss issues as varied as Race, Youth and Education; Affordable Housing; Climate Change – Taking Action Locally and Arts and Social Change. She is also a member of the Cambridge Arts Council Advisory Committee.
Susan Morrel is a dynamic Jewish educational leader with over 25 years of congregational education experience, as well as work in Jewish camps and organizations. Susan currently serves as the Director of Field Experiences at Hebrew College in Newton Centre, MA where she
works with both students and mentors in the Shoolman School of Education to craft robust practicum experiences. Susan is a consultant for Gateways: Access to Jewish Education where she provides coaching to individuals and groups. She is also a teacher-educator and consultant in Philosophical Inquiry in Jewish Education who specializes in Social Emotional and Spiritual Learning.
Susan holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion and is currently completing a certificate in Social Emotional Learning and Character Development from Rutgers University.