Meet Shira Reifman

Keren Or welcomes Shira Reifman as Director, who will replace Tamara Silberberg when she retires at the end of the year, after 12 devoted years of service.

Shira was most recently employed at Kishorit, a kibbutz in the Galilee for adults with special needs, where she has been the Director of Development since 2012.

Prior to making aliyah in 2007, she worked for the Orthodox Union for ten years in both their youth and special needs divisions.  She served as the Coordinator of National Projects for the OU’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities and the Coordinator for Junior Yachad, a youth group that brings adolescents with special needs together with their same-age peers, for weekend retreats, summer camps, and a range of social and educational programs. 

Shira holds a Bachelor’s Degree, a Masters in Social Work (MSW), and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), all from Columbia University in New York City and was selected by the Wexner Foundation as a Wexner Graduate Fellow.  Shira is married to Rabbi Daniel Reifman, a teacher at the Pardes Institute and the Bar Ilan kollel, and they are the proud parents of five daughters.

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A Special Thank You To Our Women’s Division Gala Attendees

On a lovely May afternoon, members of our KO family gathered at NYC’s renowned, Harmonie Club for our annual Women’s Divisions Gala. Faces, both new and familiar came together to celebrate our work as well as honor very special guest,  Jane Gural Senders. 

In a city where things happen in a New York minute we are thankful for moments like these where we can come together to recognize our successes as well as all those who continue to help make our mission possible.

Thankful to all who attended and participated in our annual, Women’s Division Gala!







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