Leah Krakinowski

Leah Krakinowski, currently the director of marketing and communications for a private Jewish day school, had a 20-plus year career as a newspaper reporter, radio producer, and magazine editor, working for such media outlets as Foxnews.com, Dow Jones, the Voice of America, and Knight-Ridder, in the United States and Southeast Asia. She also  previously worked as a communications strategist for several financial services and technology companies. In addition to her professional affiliations, Ms. Krakinowski has maintained a longstanding commitment to the Jewish community, raising funds through United Jewish Appeal’s Young Leadership program in Washington, D.C.; serving as a board member of the Hong Kong Jewish Benevolent Society, a private agency allocating funds for elderly, indigent Jews throughout Southeast Asia; participating in the creation of the Hong Kong Jewish Community’s first traveling Holocaust Museum exhibition; serving as a member of the Board of Kehilat Kesher, a modern Orthodox Synagogue in Englewood, N.J., and as a founding Board Member of Minyan Tiferet of Englewood & Tenafly, a partnership minyan, and donating her time to such organizations as Bonim Builders and Jewish Family Services. She has a bachelor of arts in communications and economics from the State University of New York at Albany, and a master of arts in Journalism from the University of Maryland. Most recently, Ms. Krakinowski, through a grant from the Berrie Foundation, participated as a community empowerment fellow with Mechon Hadar, a New York-based yeshiva that combines traditional text study, egalitarian prayer and social action with a special focus on personal religious growth.