Israeli-born, Tzipora Harris completed her B.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University and subsequently studied with exceptional mentors in Jerusalem seminaries. She then married Aish HaTorah Rabbi Chanoch (Henry) Harris and moved to Manhattan's Upper West Side to work in outreach for twelve years.
In 2008, Tzipora joined other women who were concerned about the rise in suffering amongst the Jewish people and approached several spiritual leaders, including Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis of Hineni in New York and Rabbi Noah Weinberg of Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem. Rabbi Weinberg stressed the importance of encouraging women to meet in groups to collectively stretch beyond their comfort zone and focus on strengthening their capacity to truly love every Jew.
Passionate about inspiring ordinary people to do extraordinary things, Tzipora, in addition to a team of committed women in Israel, inspired numerous groups to form worldwide and the AY Project was born. Tzipora has taught classes on prayer and the beauty of attaining clarity in life that can be found on www.torahanytime.com and clarityseminar.com. Tzipora currently lives with her family in Passaic, NJ where she continues to be part of an AY group.
Leah Greenman is a passionate advocate for innovative educational programming designed for diverse Jewish female audiences. She skillfully combines talents in teaching, program direction and project management to consistently create educational programs that engage and impact women and families.
A core member of the Aish NY team since 1997, Leah has created and executed numerous successful women’s programs including the Woman-to-Woman Seminar and the Aish Wives Conference. Prior to earning a B.A. in Jewish Studies from Touro College, Leah attended Breuer’s Seminary and Seminar Yerushalayim.
Originally from Virginia, Leah now lives in Passaic, NJ with her husband, Rabbi Yitz Greenman and their children.
Member Relations Coordinator
Shuli Kleinman is the Member Relations Coordinator for the AY Project and serves as its first point of contact. After committing to a Torah-observant lifestyle twenty years ago, she has immersed herself in learning about Judaism, focusing on personal growth from a Jewish perspective.
She has also provided support for Jewish learning initiatives and websites for the past five years. Shuli has committed to supporting the AY Project as she feels that loving one’s fellow Jew is the ultimate expression of personal development.
Shuli has an M.A. in Health Care Administration/Management from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester.
Randi Azoulay has served as Project Manager for the Ahavas Yisrael Project since 2011. She also has worked at the Chai Lifeline Annual Golf Outing. Previously, Randi has worked for Aish NY as Operations and Project Manager and for the American Management Association, where she was responsible for directing and facilitating projects in the areas of knowledge management, global best practices and curriculum implementation.
Randi has chosen to commit her talents and expertise to supporting the AY Project because she believes in the power of Jewish women and their unique ability to make a difference in the world.
Randi has an M.A. in Organizational Change Management from The New School and a B.A. in Communication from The George Washington University.
Penina was born in Los Angeles, CA and lived in Vancouver, Canada, New York City and Jerusalem before settling in Passaic, NJ with her family. In Israel, she studied Jewish law and philosophy at EYAHT, Aish Ha Torah’s College of Jewish Studies for Women, following completion of an M.A. in Education from New York University. Penina possesses teacher certification in English, Theater and Elementary Education and is actively involved in teaching, coaching and consulting to education and non-profit organizations. She is also a managing partner of Internal Achievement, an organization designed to provide innovative educational experiences focused on personal growth, and has been a contributing writer for Aish.com, Hamodia and the Five Towns Jewish Times. Penina is thrilled to be working for the AY Project, as she is passionate about using her skills to support initiatives that positively impact women and families.
Born from a diverse collective European family settling in Philadelphia and New York, and growing up amongst evolving and vital Jewish communities in Highland Park, New Jersey, Beth brings a sense of Yiddishkeit from Ashkenazik and Sephardic history and deeply seeded roots in learning from Rav Carlebach to Rav Soloveitchik, Camp Ramah to Passaic.
A Journalism/Political Science graduate from Rutgers University and 20 years experience in consumer Advertising, Beth leverages creative strategy toward building messages that engage and unify a collective desire to elevate the relationships and conversation across Jewish communities, fortifying them with the strength of both their history and their relationships.
"Ahavas Yisroel is much bigger, much broader than we can imagine in our daily lives, yet it is in our single moments - with our colleagues, friends, family - that real change can begin."
Rena Reiser is the webmaster for the AY Project and ensures that all the technology is working behind the scenes. In Israel, she studied psychology and computer science at Maalot Yerushalayim. After making aliyah with her husband in 2007, they lived in Har Nof before settling in Karmiel.
Rena specializes in developing websites for the non-profit sector. She loves being able to help Jewish organizations around the world spread Torah through the websites she creates, and so she is smitten to be a part of the AY Project team. Her passion for seeing Jewish women thrive led her to develop an additional business helping women break free from stress eating so they can make peace with food and themselves, once and for all.