Rabbi Esther Reed
Senior Associate Director
Rabbi Yitzchok Landa
Rabbi Yitz Landa holds five rabbinical ordinations and an M-Div equivalency, earned during his 12 years living and studying in Israel. He has served as associate rabbi at two community shuls for a combined 10 years; taught and directed programming at Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim; and served as a founding member on the MASA Committee on Yeshivot.
Rabbi Yitz currently lives in Toms River, NJ, where he teaches mathematics, serves as a columnist, and founded and led the Grande Woodlands Shul. Among his favorite hobbies are hiking, skiing, skydiving, and motorcycling. He is currently in the process of becoming a USAF chaplain.
Shoshana Landa holds an MSW from Hebrew University and is an Israeli-licensed LCSW (Bar-Ilan University). She opened and ran a private clinic in Jerusalem treating survivors of trauma and childhood abuse. Shoshana also served at the SULAM School of Special Education, and later at RJJ School. She currently provides psychotherapy for children in the Toms River area.
Shoshana is a proud mother, therapist, and Torah teacher. Beloved for her warmth and genuine affection, she enjoys connecting with Jews of all types and stripes. She enjoys painting, hiking, gardening, and learning; and is fiercely opinionated.
The Landas have four rambunctious and adorable children. The three oldest are boys, who have all definitely been spotted, but never in one place. The youngest, age four, is a very fancy lady.
Adva Ripple Solomon
Jewish Agency Israel Fellow
IACT Coordinator for Birthright Israel
Springboard Innovation Fellow
Trent is originally from Newark, Delaware and a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in History. As an undergraduate student he served as a student leader at the University of Delaware Hillel. In the future, Trent plans on attending rabbinical school as well as traveling to as many art museums as possible.
Dana Weinstock, MA, NCC, LPC
CAPS Clinician and a Community Based Counselor
Dana grew up in Manalapan, NJ. She received her Master’s degree from TCNJ and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience working in college counseling centers and partial hospital programs, and teaching as an adjunct professor. Dana is thrilled to be working with Rutgers Hillel through her position with Rutgers CAPS in her role as a Community Based Counselor. Dana enjoys spending time with family and friends, working on her photography, playing instruments, and traveling.
Barbara Josephs Cohen
Senior Development Officer