Yana Tolmacheva

Senior Director, RSJ Programming

New York, NY

Yana works out of New York City, but you’re just as likely to find her in half a dozen other time zones across the world as she takes the lead on all things related to Russian-Speaking Jews (RSJ) at Moishe House. She directly supports several RSJ Moishe Houses, oversees the FSU staff team and works on RSJ education opportunities, including immersive Learning Retreats. Yana lives for hearing RSJ young adults say “I finally feel that I fit in,” after experiencing a Moishe House program. When she’s not at work, you can find Yana at the boxing gym preparing for her next match.

Yana earned her B.A. in psychology from Hunter College and is a graduate of the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University, receiving her MBA in nonprofit management and M.A. in Jewish professional leadership. Prior to Moishe House, Yana worked at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, managing the sister city partnership between Boston and Dnepropetrovsk.