Our Staff

Marc LeVine, Executive Director

Marc LeVine became Congregation Schaarai Zedek’s Executive Director in 2007. Marc brings forty years of management experience to the Executive Director position, having been in leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies and two entrepreneurial growth businesses, along with volunteer roles in several non-profit organizations. Marc graduated from Harvard College and holds an MBA with extra coursework in nonprofit accounting.

Marc, his wife Lisa, and their two sons have been members of the Schaarai Zedek for nearly thirty years. Both of his sons grew up in Schaarai Zedek, having gone through Religious School to Confirmation and Bar Mitzvah in the congregation. Marc’s wife Lisa was previously on Schaarai Zedek’s Board of Trustees and active on several committees.

Marc is thrilled to be a part of the executive leadership for Congregation Schaarai Zedek, not only because it is a wonderful avocation but because “I have seen Schaarai Zedek do so much for my own family. I want to help support and build the congregation so it can be a wonderful resource for all Reform Jewish families just like it has been for us.”

You can contact Marc by email at mlevine@zedek.org.


Donna Wood, Senior Director of Membership and Programming

Donna Wood is delighted to serve as Congregation Schaarai Zedek’s Senior Director of Membership and Programming. She previously served as the Religious School Director and Director of Congregational Engagement and Outreach. She has taught Hebrew at the Religious School and has been a b’nei mitzvah tutor.

Donna and her family have been congregants since 1994, and both she and her husband Tom served on the Board of Trustees. Their (now adult) children had their bar and bat mitzvah and were confirmed here.

Donna received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin and her law degree from The University of Toledo. She lives in Carrollwood with her husband and their Golden Retriever, Sam.

You can contact Donna by email at dwood@zedek.org.


Lindsey Dewey, Director of Youth and Family Engagement and Outreach

lindsey_morganLindsey Dewey has served as the Youth Director at Congregation Schaarai Zedek since 2009. Her passion for informal education began as a child at summer camp and continued to grow and develop as an active member of NFTY-Missouri Valley during her high school years. Before joining the Congregation Schaarai Zedek community, Lindsey served as a Youth Director in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, and as the Regional Advisor for NFTY’s Mid-Atlantic Region, based in Washington, DC.

Lindsey received her Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Masters Certificate in Nonprofit Management from The University of Tampa.

You can contact Lindsey by email at ldewey@zedek.org.


Amanda Fleischbein M.Ed., Religious School Director

Amanda Fleischbein is our Religious School Director. She met her husband, Dan, at a Schaarai Zedek 20s+30s event and is thrilled to be part of the staff. Much of Amanda’s early childhood was spent in the synagogue where her father was president, cementing her love of Judaism. In college, Amanda participated actively in Hillel and found a new appreciation for Jewish education as a religious school teacher.

Amanda holds a Bachelor’s in Art Education with a K-12 certification from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of South Florida. She has been published by the Education Law Association and presented at their national conference.

You can contact Amanda by email at afleischbein@zedek.org.