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Sandy began her career at the Jewish Theological Seminary and at the Citizens Committee for New York City in service programs that addressed the needs of elderly New Yorkers. At the time she lived with Babette Deutsch, a well-known poet who had retired from teaching and had become frail and homebound. These experiences opened her eyes to the challenges isolated older people face, propelling her to spearhead the development of Project DOROT as its founding executive director. Sandy established DOROT as a model inter-generational community service organization, winning awards and broad recognition.
After earning her master’s from Columbia Business School, Sandy formed a consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations develop and implement strategies for growth. In this capacity, she consulted with the leadership of the North American Jewish community, traveled frequently to Israel and the Caribbean, and helped establish lasting programs of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and American Jewish World Service, among others. Sandy played a pivotal role assisting historic preservation activists and long-standing synagogue members in the rescue and transformation of the Eldridge Street Synagogue into a landmark site that teaches diverse cultural communities about the everyday and religious lives of Jewish immigrants on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
In addition to her professional work, Sandy has been active in UJA of Northern New Jersey, where she served as co-president of the Business and Professional Women’s Division, and on the Board of Trustees, and its Oversees Allocations Committee. She and her family are members of three synagogues — spanning a wide range of Jewish practice. She is an active environmentalist, and has dedicated herself to preserving open space in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she has lived for the past 20 years. Sandy is chairperson of the Environmental Commission of the Borough of Tenafly and previously served for eight years on the Tenafly Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Sandy is married to Daniel Moss, a clinical psychologist in private practice. They have two young adult children, Rosie, a working actor in Los Angeles, and Tobias, a rabbi at Temple Israel in Minneapolis.