Harriet Schleifer - Bio

Harriet is an attorney specializing in education law.  She has extensive professional as well as personal experience helping students who have special needs. 

A member of the Board of Governors of American Jewish Committee, Harriet also serves on AJC’s Nominating Committee, Fundraising/Development working group and Commission on Contemporary Jewish Life.  She recently joined the board of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. as a representative of AJC.

She is a Past President of the Westchester Chapter of AJC, a Vice President of Westchester Jewish Conference and on the board of Chapel Haven, Inc., New Haven, CT.  Previous volunteer positions include service as an officer of Bet Torah, Mt. Kisco, NY, board member of the Women’s Campaign UJA-Federation office, Mt. Kisco, NY, First Vice President of the Rosenthal JCC, Pleasantville, NY, Vice President of the Family Support Services Council of the Westchester DDSO, member of the board of GROW, White Plains, NY and various leadership positions in the Chappaqua school district Parent Teachers Association.

Harriet received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, two graduate degrees in education from The University of Virginia and her law degree from St. John’s University.  She is happily married to Leonard S. Schleifer and the proud mother of Adam and David.

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