Jennifer Leigh Dym has been a board member-at-large for six years. With a BS in Marketing and Business Administration, she worked in store management, buying and sourcing for Macy’s (now Federated Department Stores), Target Corporation, and Toys R Us.
While recently living in Israel, Dym worked with the Tel Aviv Rape Crisis Center and free-lanced with grass roots peace initiatives such as www.breakingbreadjourneys.com (a travel agency operated jointly by an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian Christian), www.twoneighbors.com (a women-centric LLC that combines Palestinian embroidery with Jewish Israeli manufacturing), and www.Kuchinate.com (African Refugee Women’s Collective). She assisted at St. Joseph’s Hospital in East Jerusalem during Operation Protective Edge, caring for Palestinian children. She connected the ex-pat English-speaking community with organized, ongoing opportunities to help care for babies and toddlers of poverty-stricken asylum-seeking African women living in Israel.
In the summer of 2014, after six babies died of preventable deaths in five weeks, Dym worked with Aliza Olmert and the Unitaf organization to put forth a business plan to close the “baby warehouse” daycares and change to a smaller care model which is currently being piloted.
Now living in Rumson, NJ, Dym curates the feed for the Facebook group TLV HANDS OF LOVE, which offers volunteer information for English speakers in Israel. She is currently working on a project to serve academic after-school programming to low income NJ families.