16415 North 90th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 |Phone: 480-342-8858 |admin@congregationortzion.org

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Nicky Spivak

Nicky Spivak

Executive Director

Biography

Dennie Lieber

Dennie Lieber

Office Administrator

Biography

Stephanie Monier

Stephanie Monier

Religious School Admin/Marketing Coordinator

Biography

Robin DePetro

Robin DePetro

Accountant

Biography

Nicky Spivak

Nicky Spivak

Executive Director
ExecDirector@congregationortzion.org

Nicky Spivak joined Congregation Or Tzion in July 2018. Much of Nicky’s professional Jewish experience was with Hillel on various college campuses. He served as the Program Director at University of Cincinnati Hillel, the Executive Director of Hillel at Miami University (Ohio), and the Hillel of Tampa Bay, serving the University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Eckerd College and New College. Nicky also has professional experience in JCC, Jewish Federation, and State of Israel Bonds.

Nicky grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He was very active in the Louisville Jewish community at the JCC and his synagogue. Summers were spent either attending or working at Jewish day camps or residential camps.

This marks a return to the Phoenix area for Nicky. He lived here in the early 1990’s to attend the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and worked in the food industry for a while prior to joining Israel Bonds. Besides cooking and baking, Nicky is interested in sports, movies and travelling. He has a daughter, Alexis (Washington, DC) and a son, Brian (University of Florida).

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Dennie Lieber

Dennie Lieber

Office Administrator
admin@congregationortzion.org

Dennie (Denyse) Lieber has been with Or Tzion, and its predecessor congregation, Or Chadash, since the start of the congregation. She and her husband Efrem moved to Fountain Hills from New Hampshire in 2002 and immediately became involved with the start-up congregation. Dennie volunteered to write and distribute the first synagogue bulletin, “The New Light News,” and continued producing that communications piece for the next six years. Along the way, she served on the Board of Directors and volunteered for more committees than she can recall. When Or Chadash hired its first Rabbi and needed a part-time office assistant, Dennie accepted the position, working 20 hours a week for the congregation. That job evolved into a full-time position as our congregation grew and ultimately merged with Har Zion congregation and became Congregation Or Tzion. Prior to her involvement with Or Chadash, Dennie spent 28 years as a litigation paralegal for law firms in Wilmington, DE, Chicago, IL, Nashua, NH and Phoenix. She has held leadership roles with Hadassah chapters in New Hampshire and Phoenix and served on the Board of Directors of Jewish Community Centers in Chicago and Wilmington. Dennie and Efrem have two children, Sam and Amy and three grandkids, Ethan, Sarah and Adam.

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Stephanie Monier

Stephanie Monier

Religious School Admin/Marketing Coordinator
stephanie@congregationortzion.org

Stephanie Monier joined Congregation Or Tzion in August 2015, serving as the Administrator for the Roz Goodell Religious School. She also handles all marketing and graphic design work for the synagogue. On the rare occasion that she is not at Or Tzion, Stephanie enjoys attending concerts, baking, and spending time with her two dogs, Benjamin and Zoe.

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