Our Staff

At Central Synagogue

Chelsea Bassman
Chelsea Bassman
Executive Assistant to Rabbi Buchdahl & Clergy Study Office Manager
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(212) 838-5122 Ext. 1011

Chelsea Bassman directly supports Rabbi Buchdahl and manages the clergy study assistant team.  She has more than 15 years of experience in executive administration, human resources, bookkeeping, operations, and production in such industries as education, nutrition, feature film and dance. Her most recent position as HR manager was in online media working at one of the top parenting websites. 

Chelsea has a self-diagnosed OCD for neatness, organization, and cleanliness. As a native New Yorker she likes to walk and explore her ever-changing city. She can name a dozen birds by their calls and loves identifying the plants and flowers in Central Park.