Marty’s connection with “Migvanim: Ramat HaSharon Community Centers” began more than 10 years ago when, in his capacity as Director of Jewish Life at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, he and Migvanim’s Executive Director developed a joint partnership.
In September 2013, Marty made Aliya to join his wife Ziva, their 3 children, their spouses and grandchildren that today number 5 and counting.
Marty maintained his connection with Migvanim, spearheading one of the programs created and developed with 92Y called Havaya and later renamed J-TAG (Jewish Teens in Action Globally). JTAG is a groundbreaking leadership development and Jewish connection initiative that brings together Jewish American and Israeli teens from diverse backgrounds for an intensive group experience that focuses on Jewish peoplehood and Tikkun Olam.
In 2015, Marty came to work full time at Migvanim as their Director of Global Connections and Coordinator of TAKDIM, Ramat HaSharon’s initiative to develop the first “Jewish Federation” in Israel. In January 2017, he became the Director of Global Connections and Youth Services.
Prior to working at the 92nd Street Y, Marty spent 18 years at the Sephardic Community Center in Brooklyn, the last 8 years as their Executive Director.