The Tribe Board of Directors. Here is a snapshot of our leaders.
Our innovative leaders are well regarded in their professional fields, share a passion for being a positive force in our community and fully represent Miami’s diverse Jewish community. You can check out our leadership youtube video here. Through The Tribe, leaders receive special opportunities to enhance their skills. If you have a passion for community and are ready to lead, please contact us. We are always looking to grow our leadership circle.
Ian Barnett is a 33 year old Reform Jew from Toronto, Canada. He is a licensed Architect and currently works in Miami as a Project Manager for a general contracting firm, where he specializes in residential and mixed use development. The Tribe has allowed Ian the opportunity to become an active member and individual in the Jewish community of South Florida.
Helena Cohen is a 31-year-old business relations manager for a finance firm. She is also the co-founder of The Tribe. Her commitment has helped hundreds “reclaim the sense of community and Jewish identity” that she fondly remembers from her childhood.
Social Media Chair Stephania Greco is a 27 years old Fitness and Nutritional Coach and Spinning/Dance Instructor with a degree in Public Relations. Stephania grew up in Venezuela where she worked as a media planner and PR representative. Upon moving to Miami in 2009, where she has worked in fitness ever since, she found Judaism and proudly chose it as a way of life. After visiting Israel in December 2014, she decided to deepen her connection with Judaism. Her enthusiasm led her to connect and thrive with The Tribe!
Large Event Chair Adam Haas is a 23 year old Miami Beach native who grew up at Temple Beth Sholom. He is the president of 3 Pillars Events, a full service entertainment, production, and management company.
Sam Halpern, in his 20’s, grew up in Miami Beach Florida in a Reform Jewish household. He completed his bar mitzvah and confirmation at Temple Beth Sholom. He currently represents the two largest wine and spirit suppliers in the world, Diageo and Moet Hennessy as a sales consultant for Southern Wine and Spirits.
Adam Kaplan, MIBA is a 31 year old Ashkenazi Jew with family in Israel. He grew up in South Florida and works as a Business Consultant. Adam proudly attests to how involvement in The Tribe has made his life more substantial, meaningful, and enjoyable. He is inspired to help facilitate growth, wellness, and sustainability.
Jeffrey Greenberg, 26, was born and raised in a “Just Jewish” household in Tallahassee. While at the University of Florida he got involved in the Jewish community via Tau Epsilon Phi, UF Hillel, and UF Chabad. Jeffrey currently works as the Miami-Dade Director of the Jewish National Fund. In addition to being on The Tribe board, Jeffrey is very involved in the community serving in leadership positions with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Jeffrey also volunteers with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Special Olympics, and the United Way.
Director of The Tribe, Greg Lawrence is a 34 year old who grew up Reform in NJ and became a Pluralistic, Egalitarian Jewish Renewal adult via Boston, San Francisco, Oakland, New York, and Atlanta. Greg brings a passion for building community, expertise in transpersonal psychology, and experience with various innovative Slingshot organizations to the helm.
Chairwoman of the Board, Hadassa Levenson is a 25 year old originally from the Northeast. She relocated to South Florida to teach in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Hadassa currently finds fulfillment by remaining active in the local Jewish community and the national branch of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. Hadassa presides with wisdom and leadership as Chairwoman of The Tribe Board.
Welcoming Chair Michal Meiler is a 31 year old civil litigation attorney and former public defender. She was born in Israel, raised in NY, and went to school in DC. Michal volunteers regularly with The Tribe’s Repairing the World initiative, Jewish Community Services, the Chapman Partnership, and is part of Leadership Miami through the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. The Tribe has provided Michal with a community where she can express and develop her Jewish identity. Michal also loves The Tribe for its commitment to volunteerism and community involvement.
Rachel Merlin works as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Miami. Born and raised a Conservative Jew in Miami, Rachel attended both a Jewish elementary school and camp and has traveled to Israel many times. Rachel, currently in her 20’s, has always been, and continues to be involved with the Jewish community, both within and beyond her synagogue. She looks forward to spreading her enthusiasm to other Jewish young professionals in the area.
The Tribe’s Secretary, Hilla Rogel is a 25 year old Bostonian, currently teaching middle school math at Allapattah Middle School and working towards her Masters Degree in Education & Social Change at UM. As an Israeli-American identifying as Culturally Jewish, Hilla is thrilled to help create a Jewish culture and community in Miami through The Tribe.
Development Chair Laura Siegel is a 29 year old public relations and fundraising professional originally hailing from Marblehead, MA. Laura currently works as Associate Director of Development for the Anti-Defamation League. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Laura has lived in NYC and Gainesville, FL, and is thrilled to have Miami Beach as her new home. Laura is ecstatic to be on The Tribe board, to meet like minded young Jewish professionals, and to help with the sustainability of this fantastic organization.
Emmanuelle Subar, a 27 year old corporate attorney, grew up in an Israeli household where her love and passion for cultivating Jewish culture grew exponentially. She has been active with MSU’s Hillel; her law school’s Jewish Student Group; and with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Emmanuelle volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. After spending the last nine years across the nation, Emmanuelle has returned home to Miami and is grateful and thrilled an organization such as The Tribe exists.