Masters degree in Social Group Work-University of Pittsburgh 

Bachelor of Arts Degree-Washington and Jefferson College

3 month Sabbatical in Israel as part of an executive leadership program.


Senior Philanthropic Advisor, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University (AABGU) 

Principal Chazan-Leipzig Consulting with clients that include:

Foundation for Jewish Camp, HAFTA, Flatbush Yeshiva, Maccabi USA,Princeton Hillel, JCC of Metrowest New Jersey, Bar Ilan University.

2008 -2019





Jay Leipzig

1999 - 2008

Director of Emma Kaufmann Camp of the Pittsburgh JCC

Oversaw all aspects of this 200+ acre, 300 campers and 100 staff resident camp facility.

Team Leader at Pressley-Ridge School

Group worker and team leader focused on emotionally disturbed adolescents.

Campaign Director, United Jewish Federation of Buffalo.

Responsible for an annual campaign of over $3 Million. Supervision of campaign staff and work closely with lay leadership.

Associate Executive Director and Executive Director (1984-1999) of The Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center.

Oversaw all aspects of the operation including supervision of key staff, the Board of Directors, development and oversight of budget of over a $3 Million and oversight of physical plants on multiple sites: The JCC encompassed a day and an overnight camp and a main facility of 120,000 square feet.  Oversight and implementation of a $9 Million capital expansion.  

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science.

​Responsibilities included:

  • moving this major gifts organization from $35 Million to an annual total of over $120 Million;

  • supervision and coaching of 11 regional executive directors, the

  • vice-presidents for planned giving and foundations and the director of prospect research;

  • direct solicitation of major gifts of six and seven figures, developed and trained a strong cadre of lay leadership;

  • worked with an outside direct mail specialist;

  • developed and implemented intensive staff training programs and retreats as well as bi-weekly staff meetings.