(Courtesy of Emunah of America) Emunah of America (EOA) has announced the appointment of Careena Parker of Englewood as its new national president. Parker is succeeding Debbie Bienenfeld of Cedarhurst, New York.
Originally from Los Angeles, Parker has been a dedicated member of EOA for the past 25+ years, serving on the executive and national boards. She also chairs the development committee, has been a co-chair for the national dinner for several years and has been on the host committees of many Emunah events. A true ambassador of Emunah’s work, Parker has visited Emunah’s various projects and children’s homes in Israel.
With a proven commitment to Israel advocacy, a profound understanding of the global Jewish community, and as an ardent Zionist, Parker will lead EOA into its next phase of growth, promoting Emunah’s mission and values on a national level.
Parker also serves as the vice president of the Mikvah of Englewood and is on the women’s
board of the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center and on the board of SAR Academy and High School. Additionally, she actively dedicates time to develop programming at Congregation Ahavath Torah.
Apart from her impressive philanthropic work, Parker is the mother of Amanda Parker (Scott Stiefel), Matthew Parker, Katie Parker (Josh Gruenbaum) and Jenna Parker. Parker is married to Drew Parker, who in addition to his activities with Kingsbrook Investments is a founder and director of Cross River Bank.
Emunah of America extends a warm welcome and mazel tov to Careena Parker in her new role.