Our Staff

At Central Synagogue

Amanda  Phillips
Amanda Phillips
Assistant Director of the LCLJ, Grades 7-12
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(212) 838-5122 ext. 4046

Amanda grew up in Sarasota, Florida, home to the #1 beach in America, and acquired her love for Judaism from her many summers attending and working at Camp Ramah Darom in Clayton, Georgia. She received her B.A in Jewish Studies and Nonprofit Management from Indiana University. Amanda spent her summers in college as a Group Leader for USY on Wheels, a seven-week teen tour, which led her to discover her passion for the field of Jewish Education.

Amanda moved to New York and earned her M.A in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary with a Master’s concentration in Israel Education from the iCenter. While in graduate school, Amanda worked at Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Sutton Place Synagogue, and staffed Birthright Israel trips, all giving her tremendous experience working with learners of all ages, specifically middle and high school aged students.

Amanda loves attending Broadway shows, seeking out the best coffee and ice cream in New York City, and traveling with family and friends.