Our Staff

At Central Synagogue

Julia  Laibstain
Julia Laibstain
LCLJ Educator
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Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, Julia is so excited to be living in New York City for the first time as she begins her time as an educator at Central.  Julia earned her BS in Nonprofit Management and Jewish Studies from Indiana University. Julia’s merging of “Judaism” and “nonprofits” did not start in college; she began forming her connection to Judaism at a young age through her summers as a camper and a staff member at Capital Camps in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.  She became involved in BBYO during her high school years and developed a strong connection to Israel through her studies at Alexander Muss High School in Israel and the International School at Hebrew University. Julia spent the past two years living in Israel, staffing the gap-year program, Nativ, and most recently, receiving a Certificate from Pardes in Jewish Experiential Education.  In her spare time, Julia enjoys knitting (though she is a beginner), spending time at the beach, and watching Tasty cooking videos. Julia is looking forward to exploring the diverse and vast NYC restaurant scene!