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    About Teach New York

    All children deserve access to a secure and quality general education funded by the state. This state funding will help alleviate the out-of-pocket costs of parents facing the burden of paying tuition and taxes. By voting, mobilizing a network of hundreds of schools, engaging with elected officials, and mobilizing students, parents, and community members to speak up in Albany, Teach NYS is able to fight for fair government funding for our Jewish day schools and yeshivot.

    This model has led to expanded funding for special services, classroom technology, kosher meals, UPK programs, and more vital services. In addition to these vital programs, Teach NYS has successfully championed groundbreaking new initiatives, including the adoption of the first program in the country to fund general studies STEM teachers in nonpublic schools and new security programs in New York city and state nonpublic schools to ensure the safety of students and staff.

    Teach NYS advocacy has led to close to $200 million in annual funding to our community with a goal of $1.3 billion in annual local and state support of nonpublic school students by 2030.

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    • Sam Sutton, Co-Chair & Founder
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    • Jack Cayre
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    Leadership Circle

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    Our Team

    Dan Mitzner

    COO & Director of Government Affairs, Teach Coalition

    Marissa Moskowitz

    Annual Fund Director, Teach Coalition

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    Marissa Moskowitz

    Annual Fund Director, Teach Coalition

    Marissa Moskowitz is the Annual Fund Director at Teach Coalition, where she oversees donor cultivation and stewardship programs, multichannel campaigns, and donor communications. Previously, Marissa worked as Development Coordinator at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she led grant and proposal processes, supported lay leader programs, and developed fundraising campaigns. Marissa received a BA in art history from Columbia University, and an MA in corporate communications from Baruch College. She lives in Tenafly with her husband and their two children.
    Sydney Altfield

    Executive Director, Teach NYS

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    Sydney Altfield

    Executive Director, Teach NYS

    Sydney Altfield serves as Executive Director of Teach NYS. She previously held the role of Grassroots Engagement Director. Prior to Teach NYS, Sydney was a Development Fellow at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Sydney graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Event Management and a minor in Leadership Studies. During her time at UCF, she served as Student Body Vice President where she presided over the largest number of constituents in the nation. As a product of a Jewish day school in Miami, Florida, Sydney is passionate about Teach Coalition’s mission and the future success of our schools.
    Yosef Kanofsky

    Director of Government Programs, Teach NYS

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    Yosef Kanofsky

    Director of Government Programs, Teach NYS

    As the Director of Government Programs for Teach Coalition, Yosef oversees all government program work that Teach does on behalf of its member school network and beyond. Yosef’s team is responsible for ensuring that yeshivas and day schools access tens of millions of government dollars and services yearly. Yosef has worked in nonpublic school education and policy since 2009 and joined Teach in 2014. Previously, he founded and ran a cutting-edge youth program and center for chassidic teens in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  

    Yosef was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, received his BA from Columbia University and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Brooklyn College. He lives in Crown Heights with his wife and their six children.  

    Dean Andrews

    Associate Director, Office of Public Affairs

    Ariana Dalezman

    Event Manager, Teach Coalition

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    Ariana Dalezman

    Event Manager, Teach Coalition

    Ariana Dalezman serves as Teach Coalition’s Event Manager. Prior to joining the Teach Coalition team, Ariana served as the Director of Operations and Events at one of Bergen County's largest orthodox synagogues. Ariana is a life-long resident of Bergen County, and currently resides in Teaneck, NJ with her husband and three children. Ariana graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Communication, when she is not planning events, Ariana enjoys traveling with her family and baking.
    Davida Fried

    Regional Field Director – Teach NYS (Westchester, Riverdale, and Manhattan)

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    Davida Fried

    Regional Field Director – Teach NYS (Westchester, Riverdale, and Manhattan)

    David Fried is thrilled to be partnering with Teach NYS as Regional Director for Westchester, the Bronx and Manhattan. She attended Yeshiva University on a full academic scholarship and graduated with her Masters of Science from Azrieli Graduate School for Jewish Education and Administration. After working as a classroom teacher at SAR Academy and Westchester Day School, Ms Fried was recruited as Director of the Camp Regesh Preschool in New Jersey in 2015. In 2017, Ms. Fried was hired as Early Childhood Director for the Stein Yeshiva Preschool. Ms Fried continued to dedicate her career to working for Jewish institutions and organizations. Ms. Fried currently resides in Westchester, NY with her husband and three children.
    Ronit Tarshish

    Regional Field Director- Teach NYS (Brooklyn)

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    Ronit Tarshish

    Regional Field Director- Teach NYS (Brooklyn)

    Ronit Tarshish is the Regional Field Director of Teach NYS for Brooklyn. Ronit has spent her entire career in education, almost all of it in Brooklyn, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Brooklyn College with a Masters in Education and an Advanced Certificate in School Psychology. She has worked as a popular teacher and school psychologist in numerous Brooklyn schools for many years, and most recently served as the General Studies Director of an Orthodox school. Ronit has loved learning since she was in elementary school and has enjoyed remaining within a learning environment while serving in her various educational roles. She is excited to bring her love of education to help schools get the funding they need through her position with Teach Coalition. In her spare time, she enjoys drama- writing and directing Jewish plays and films for women. She creates and directs her original scripts, and they are then rented and performed or shown in schools, camps, and seminaries worldwide. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and sweet toddler, Sara Rivky.
    Adam Katz

    Associate Director of Government Programs, Teach Coalition

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    Adam Katz

    Associate Director of Government Programs, Teach Coalition

    Adam Katz serves as the Associate Director of Government Programs for Teach Coalition. Working with schools throughout the country, he helps them navigate government programs and ensure they take maximum advantage of all available funding sources. Adam brings a wide range of skills and experience to the organization. He has worked at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center Think Tank for Urban and Regional Policy as well as the US Navy, started his own real estate advisory firm, served on the board of directors of a nonprofit, and is an author. Adam earned a master's degree in Public Policy from Northeastern University and a bachelors degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts Amherst. Adam lives in Passaic with his wife and three children.
    Rebekah Rybstein

    Government Programs Specialist, Teach NYS

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    Rebekah Rybstein

    Government Programs Specialist, Teach NYS

    Rebekah Rybstein serves as a Government Programs and Security Grant Specialist for Teach Coalition. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a concentration in Business Law and Real Estate. Previously, Rebekah was involved in numerous advocacy efforts between elected officials, civic groups, and not-for-profit organizations throughout Southeastern Brooklyn.
    Jacob Nemeth

    Security Center Grant Administrator

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    Jacob Nemeth

    Security Center Grant Administrator

    Jacob joined Teach Coalition in November 2022 and serves as a security grants administrator. Jacob graduated from the University of Hartford in 2019 and then spent three years learning at Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem, Israel. In his spare time, Jacob loves to read, watch sports, participate in leadership trainings, and spending time with family and friends. Jacob loves to travel, especially to see historic sites. He loves working with people to exemplify kindness and always tries to find ways to make the world a better place.
    Leah Grossman

    Director of Mandated Services, Teach NYS

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    Leah Grossman

    Director of Mandated Services, Teach NYS

    Mrs. Leah Grossman directs the Mandated Services Reimbursement team for Teach NYS. Mrs. Grossman has a background in math and upwards of two decades of experience working with schools to maximize their reimbursement for NY mandates through the Mandated Services and CAP programs . She lives in Lakewood, NJ with her family.
    Dvorah Waldman

    Mandated Services Claims Analyst, Government Maximization, Teach NYS

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    Dvorah Waldman

    Mandated Services Claims Analyst, Government Maximization, Teach NYS

    Dvorah Waldman has an MA in speech language pathology from University of Cincinnati and ten years of experience in the education system, as well as experience with Early Intervention claims submission and problem-solving. She joins our Mandated Services team to assist schools with claims preparation and maximization.