Meet our Executive Director

Emilie Kovit-Meyer profile picEmilie Kovit-Meyer was brought in as our Synagogue Director in July 2013 and started the very same day as Cantor/Director of Education Dov Goldberg. This was fortuitous because Emilie first made her mark at CBI by serving ably on the Search Committee which resulted in finding Cantor Goldberg. It was quickly realized that Emilie's strong background in Human Resources, project and people management could serve CBI well in a more official capacity and that plan has certainly succeeded. Emilie was promoted to Executive Director in June 2015.

 

Emilie is a native New Yorker who got her Bachelors in English Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton and then a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language from CUNY-Hunter College in New York City. She started out working in Publishing as an Editorial Manager and then was in HR for more than 13 years for internet and direct marketing companies and an ad agency in NYC.  Her love of Judaism & Hebrew began when she went to an Orthodox Yeshiva in Long Island up through the 6th grade, after which she switched to public school. She continued her Hebrew learning off and on in public high school as well as after college with a private teacher. 

 

Emilie's early experience at the Yeshiva made taking on the role of Synagogue Director even more exciting and rewarding for her. In a way it felt like she was coming back full circle to her roots. While she doesn't get to speak Hebrew on a regular basis, she now is immersed in the ways and means of running a synagogue and has used her project management skills to accomplish all the tasks that she comes across in her much-loved position.

 

Emilie is a bright and welcoming face to both existing and potential members of CBI, and we are very happy she was interested in joining the CBI family when an opportunity arose. If you have not yet met Emilie, please stop by her office and introduce yourself.

 

Emilie can be reached at emilie.kovit-meyer@cbirumson.org or at 732-842-1800 x203.