Amanda F. Shechter, Executive Director, is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University School of Law. She was a member of the inaugural class of Nishmat in Jerusalem and served on the board of American Friends of Nishmat for sixteen years. Amanda practiced law for over twenty years, primarily in commercial litigation and real estate. She was the Director of Admissions and Outreach at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley and served as President of the Campus for Jewish Life (formerly the YM-YWHA of Raritan Valley) for many years. Amanda was chosen to be in the first cohort of Tanzman Fellows of the Jewish Federation of Middlesex County, a year-long leadership development program for outstanding community leaders. She and her husband Judah have three children, Chana, Jeremy and Michal.