Paula Blumenfeld

Paula, her husband Joe Gantz, and their 3 children moved to Harrison from Greenville, N.C. 14 years ago.  In N.C. Paula served as president of the Synagogue they started with 3 other couples, taught Hebrew school for 17 years, and served as president of Hadassah and sisterhood.  She was also appointed by Governor Hunt to the N.C. State Holocaust Commission.  Living in Westchester has provided many opportunities for Paula to stay involved in Jewish life.  Paula is a member of Congregation Sulaam Yakov.  She was previously a member of the Jewish Community Center of Harrison and a member of its board of trustees.  She currently is a board member of the American Friends of Hand in Hand schools in Israel and the Westchester Hillel, as well as a Westchester AIPAC council member.  Previously Paula was a participant in UJA’s women's impact philanthropy group, Neshamot, and sits on UJA's committee for Israeli Arabs.  She was selected by AJC to participate in the 2009 AJC - Konrad Adenauer Foundation Exchange program in Germany.    Professionally, Paula is a painter who works primarily in oil, watercolor, mixed media and charcoal.

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