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Administrative Staff

Professional Staff                                                                      Executive Committee

Melissa Cohen-West 

Assistant to Rabbi Watstein and Executive Director Lynne Balaban



Susan Reinstein

Administrative Assistant - Accounts Receivable


Elaine Cohen

Administrative Assistant - Accounts Payable

Elaine has been at B'nai Aviv since 2003 and she is the  'go to' person for getting paid! She works  at B'nai Aviv Tuesday through Thursday. She enjoys giving her spare time to helping stray cats.  Elaine has two daughters, Heather who lives in Florida and Jessica who lives in New York City. She will be the ecstatic grandmother of twins in October.

Cookie Silver

Administrative Assistant - Religious School

Cookie has been at B’nai Aviv for over 22 years. She loves watching our children grow from Kindergarten through B’nai Mitzvah and enjoys when they stop in to say Hello when they visit from college. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, especially her granddaughters.

Mercedes Chocron de Russo

Education Specialist/Early Childhood & Camp

Mercedes has been a part of the B’nai Aviv family since the beginning of 2016. She has served as the Education Specialist for ECEC and Camp since 2017.

She was born and raised in Venezuela and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications with a Minor in Journalism. She loves to teach and sing Jewish music.

Autumn Sheridan

Membership Engagement Assistant

Autumn grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is enjoying the Florida Sunshine. In her spare time, she plays with her dog, is an artist and goes to the beach. 

Autumn looks forward to getting to know you and helping you connect with the B’nai Aviv community!

Sun, December 16 2018 8 Tevet 5779