Deborah Fishman

Deborah Fishman

Deborah Fishman works in communications and community-building as a writer and network-weaver. An entrepreneur and chef, Deborah is also the founder of FED (, a platform for ideas built into an inclusive community.

She is a member of multiple networks that she seeks to weave together, including ROI Community, a global network of young Jewish innovators, for which she serves as one of the NYC Igniters;  Hakhel, a network of intentional Jewish communities worldwide incubated by Hazon; and 248, a network of Jewish doers around the world incubated by the Jewish Agency for Israel. Deborah holds a M.A. in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute, was a Fellow in Israel Education at the iCenter, and was named one of the “36 under 36” Jews making an impact in the NYC Jewish community by the Jewish Week. She is currently the Director of Communications for The AVI CHAI Foundation. 

Previously, Deborah was Network Animator for the PresenTense Group and Editor & Publisher of PresenTense Magazine. Deborah graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a major in Slavic Languages and Literatures and certificate in Judaic studies. She resides in NYC with her husband Brian and two daughters, Ayelet and Merav.

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