Director of the Israeli Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Vice Chair of Moatza Mekomit NY

Aya Shechter was born and raised in Israel and has lived in New Jersey for the last six years.  She is the director of the Israeli Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and the vice chair of Moatza Mekomit NY, an organization representing Israelis in the New York Tri-State area. Previously, she was executive director of Dor Chadash in NYC, then the largest organization for young Israeli and American Jews looking to create and maintain meaningful connections to Israel through culture, education, and social action.  Aya completed her degree in Biotechnology at Bar Ilan University and studied law at Ono-Academic College and Cardozo School of Law.  She is the mother of a three year old and one and a half year old and wife of Israeli-American Jonathan Shechter.