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Meet Our Staff

our staff

Our staff is here to assist you with any questions or plans. Please feel free to contact them. All inquiries are welcome.

Lauren Heller, Office Manager

Lauren Heller supports our Clergy, staff and membership — performing a wide range of duties, including financial tasks and event management. Lauren has more than 40 years' experience in publishing (production/layout) of magazines, books, newspapers, apps and digital editions. Combined with her formal education in Technical Theater (Lighting Design and Stage Management), Lauren is a get-things-done person with a helping-hand and positive attitude. Currently living in Sea Cliff, she is committed to 'Think Globally, Act Locally' and Tikun Olam. Lauren loves music, theater, movies, puzzles, games and getting recharged in Nature.


Krystyna Bialecki, 
Executive Assistant 

Krystina Bialecki is Congregation Tifereth Israel's Executive Assistant, supporting Lauren and the Rabbi. She has over 35 years' experience in the world of finance, ranging from sales and portfolio management to trading. Krys grew up in Glen Cove, lived in Manhattan for 30 years and now calls Glen Cove home. She studied at SUNY Cortland and Columbia University. An avid swimmer, biker and hiker, she is committed to healthful eating, environmental issues, and loves all the gifts nature has to offer. 


Susan Zeitlin, Administrative Assistant

Susan Zeitlin is Congregation Tifereth Israel's Administrative Assistant. Her responsibilities include answering phones and directing calls; coordinating congregational mailings, filing and organizing, and assisting Lauren with her needs. She works effectively with a wide range of individuals who visit and call the CTI office. Susan's professional experience includes serving as Assistant Director at the B.G. Cantor Sculpture Center in the World Trade Center. Prior to that, she was the Assistant to the Director of the C.W. Post Art Gallery and Administrative Assistant to the world-renowned architect, Edward Durell Stone. Susan received a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration from C.W. Post. When not at CTI, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her children and four wonderful grandchildren, as well as Puma, her feline kid. 


Head Custodian, Juan Armando Garcia


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