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Alena joined the team in 2013 and runs DineNMeet, the events division of SawYouAtSinai.
Alena received her BA in American Culture from the University of Michigan, where she also competed on the university's waterski team in jump, trick and slalom. Following graduation, she attended Neve Yerushalayim for one year.
Upon her return to the US, Alena worked for the education non-profit Citizen Schools in New York for over 4 years in operations and development, and ultimately as Chief of Staff.
Alena lives in NJ with her husband and 3 children.
Azi serves as Advisor in Advertising and Marketing for SawYouAtSinai and is a Founding Partner of the site.
He founded NYC’s premier digital media recruiting agency, AC Lion, almost 20 years ago and continues to lead the growing company as their CEO
Azi is frequently quoted in Crain’s New York Business, maintaining an active and integral role in numerous community and political causes, and works pro bono as Director of the Career Center for the J2J Network, a nonprofit organization.
He lives in New York with his wife and children and enjoys surfing both the internet and the ocean waves in his spare time.
Marc is the Chief Executive Officer and creator of SawYouAtSinai
When people ask how he decided to start SawYouAtSinai , Marc explains he had a "midlife crisis at age 34," while still single, and decided he had to be working on a project that had a clear and distinct impact on the Jewish singles' community. So he left the corporate world where he was a Management Consultant and working on Wall Street for 12 years to create the ultimate online matchmaking network. Marc loves building a company that is clearly affecting many people in a positive way.
Outside of business, Marc enjoys athletics, the outdoors and travel. He raced on the ski team at Columbia University, and inadvertently became a matchmaker when 2 couples met on one of his trips and later got married.
Right before he launched SawYouAtSinai, he met his wife Chani. They live in New York and have 4 children.
Rachel is the C.O.O for SawYouAtSinai. She spends her day trying to make the website as beneficial as possible for its members through both online and offline initiatives.
She switched from the “World of Accounting” to the ‘World of Shidduchim’ giving ‘one plus one’ a whole new meaning. Rachel feels privileged to be part of an organization that contributes to the Jewish community. She loves hearing about each couple’s story and getting updated as their families grow.
Jack Bhanded is the Lead Programmer for SawYouAtSinai and is involved in all phases of the network from designing to programming. In his own words, he is "very very happy that my hard work is contributing to all of our holy work!"
Jack can be found tirelessly working on the SawYouAtSinai web site and speaking to CEO Marc Goldmann at insane hours of the late night and early morning.
His bio would be incomplete without mention of his “better half,” his wife Rekha, who also works for SawYouAtSinai customer support.
Whatever “free time” Jack & Rekha has is spent with their adorable children Anusha and Swayam. When he is not working (which is rare these days!), Jack goes biking and cycling and never misses a chance to go for a hike. He is an avid reader who enjoys listening to music and relies on yoga to unwind – When you work as hard as Jack does, you need some time to meditate and connect with your inner self!
Viral working as Data integrity & Assistant Programmer in SawYouAtSinai for the last seven years alongside Jack.
He did his B.tech in Computer Science, and presently he lives with his family in India.
Deborah is the Director of Matchmaker Support for Saw You at Sinai.
She is to go-to person for the matchmakers and also helps with SYAS's social media
Originally from Nashville, TN, she now lives in Israel with her husband, and their three children.
Rivka is in charge of the matchmaker trainings. She ensures that matchmakers have the information that they need, resolves their questions, and helps ensure the members have the best matchmaker for their dating needs.
Rivka lives in Har Nof, Jerusalem with her husband and 5 children. She is originally from California and attended the University of Cincinnati.
Gila spends her time at SawYouAtSinai answering member inquiries via phone and email, helping to interview and train potential matchmakers, and assisting with the overall daily running of the site. She hopes to use her position at SawYouAtSinai to help others find their match.
Gila was born and raised in Queens, NY. She attended Yeshiva University High School and then spent a year studying at Midreshet Harova seminary in the Old City of Jerusalem. Gila then returned home and attended Queens College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Sociology.
For fun, Gila likes to read, loves watching movies, and enjoys following and rooting for the NY Islanders & NY Mets.
Lesley is in charge of verifying profile information and is also a Matchmaker Team Leader on the site, with 24 successful matches to her credit. She has been part of the SYAS team since 2005.
Lesley received a Graduate Certificate in Health & Social Service Management from McGill University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec.
Lesley worked for Social Services in Toronto for 15 years and had other positions working in Counseling/ Caseworker in Toronto and more recently in Israel.
She lives in Katzrin, Israel with her two daughters.
Deborah’s love for matchmaking and technology is combined as she spearheads the team of matchmakers and helps develop the JBolt app further, helping to bring matchmaking into the new era.
Deborah has a Bachelors in Business from Touro College and is also a certified personal trainer. In her spare time she enjoys running boot camps for women. She lives in Efrat with her husband and three children.
Dr. Tova Weinberg serves as Matchmaker Advisor for SawYouAtSinai availing herself to matchmakers of the network who wish to consult with her on dating or matching matters. She joined our network having previously made 80 successful matches over the years.
Tova is a dentist by trade but her love is matchmaking! She has made hundreds of matches!
Tova is an active member of the Jewish community and is on the Board of many organizations.
She and her husband live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have five children, and many grandchildren. She spends much of her year in Israel.
Lori Salkin is a Matchmaker as well as the voice of SawYouAtSinai and its partners on Facebook and Twitter. She is one of the busiest Matchmakers, conducting numerous face-to-face interviews and phone interviews each week. Lori also participates in and leads several community shidduch committees in the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Philadelphia.
Lori was elected to public office in Massachusetts in 2009 and has worked for MSNBC in New York City and NBC News’s local affiliate in Boston. She is available for coaching and can be found at www.lorisalkin.com
Lori graduated from Boston University in 2004 with a Bachelors of Arts in Music, earned her M.B.A. in Finance and Management from Fordham University and also studied at the Juilliard School where she earned Dalcroze Masters Certification.
She is married to Leon, and they have adorable children.