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.
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.
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. Jeffery currently works as Sales Executive, Group Sales and Special Events at the Miami Marlins. In addition to being on The Tribe board, Jeffrey is very involved in the community serving in leadership positions with BNI Biscayne Connection, the Gator Club of Miami, and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation: LDI Program. Jeffrey also volunteers with Big Brothers, Big Sisters South Florida, Special Olypmics, and Marlins Ayudan.
Greg Lawrence is a 33 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. Currently the full time Director of The Tribe, Greg brings a passion for building community, expertise in transpersonal psychology, and experience with various innovative Slingshot organizations to the helm.
Hadassa Levenson , a 25 year old originally from the Northeast, 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.
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.
In his late 30s, Alan Palma is a commercial litigation attorney from Long Island, NY. Alan moved to Miami ten years ago in order to attend the University of Miami School of Law, instantly fell in love with the rich and diverse community here, and decided to make it his home. Alan is also a member of the American Jewish Committee and Israeli Bonds, and volunteers his time with the Miami Jewish Federation, the Miami Rescue Mission, and Miami Children’s Hospital.
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.
Jodi Coplan Rogozinski, a 29 year old Northeast transplant, event planner/marketing professional turned Engagement & Transition Life Coach. Her boutique company Getting 2 “I Do”, coaches couples from “Yes to “I Do” and the many transitional years beyond. Jodi also Directors an overseas training and employment program in Israel for a Healthcare Consulting firm. Immediately upon moving Jodi, who grew up in a modern orthodox synagogue, reached out to the Jewish community and found a welcoming place full of great opportunities.
Danica Samuels is a 25 year old Miami native who is a clinical social worker for a private psychotherapy practice. She grew up as a Reform Jew, and was active with programming at UF Hillel and Chabad. She is inspired to bring her experience and passion for Judaism as she gives back to the community through The Tribe!
Laura Siegel is a 28 year old public relations and fundraising professional originally hailing from Marblehead, MA. Laura currently works in individual giving for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami. 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 join The Tribe board, to meet likeminded 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.