Ohr Torah Stone Welcomes Grant Silverstein,
New Executive Director for North America

Grant SilversteinOhr Torah Stone is delighted to welcome Grant Silverstein as our new Executive Director for North America.

Prior to joining OTS, Grant served as the Director of Philanthropic Initiatives at Touro University and Associate Director of Development at the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY (JCRC-NY).  He received his BA from Yeshiva University, as well as an MSW with a concentration in Community Organization, and certificate in Jewish Communal Service from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Grant is a member of the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) National Young Leadership Cabinet, where he is a member of the Executive Board and the current Vice-Chair of the Israel & Overseas Committee. A resident of New York’s Upper West Side, Grant is an active member of the Manhattan Jewish community, serving on committees at UJA Federation of New York including the Community Resources Cabinet, where he serves as the chair of the Synagogue Initiatives Committee and Chair of the New York City NYLC Cabinet Cohort. He is also on the board of his synagogue, The Jewish Center, and is deeply committed to sharing the beauty of Jewish life and enhancing the Jewish community of Manhattan.

“I’m excited to expand Ohr Torah Stone’s footprint across North America, and to play a role in building the next generation of Jewish leaders – individuals committed to Jewish law, values and tradition, while also comfortable in the ever-changing modern world,” Grant says. “The vast OTS network is at the cutting edge of Jewish education, outreach and leadership, showcasing the beauty and relevance of Judaism to the worldwide Jewish community, whether in response to assimilation, taking women’s Torah learning and leadership to the next levels, pursuing justice for marginalized populations, or reimagining Jewish community throughout the worldwide pandemic. I eagerly look forward to promoting this vision with Ohr Torah Stone’s partners across North America.”

Grant can be contacted via email at: grant.silverstein@otsny.org 

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