Yana Tolmacheva brings together her passion for global Jewry and community building in her role as director of RSJ (Russian-speaking Jews) programming at Moishe House. She earned her BA in Psychology from Hunter College and is a graduate of the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University, receiving her MBA in Nonprofit Management and MA 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, Ukraine. Yana is originally from Moscow and grew up in New York City. She has spent extensive time in Latin America, Israel and enjoys her continued work travel to the former Soviet Union. During her free time, Yana has taken up boxing with plans to compete on an amateur level in the coming months.