Title: Director of Student Life
Phone: (212) 854-2215
Navah Kogen is so excited to be returning to the Kraft Center as Director of Student Life! Originally from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Navah is a proud alumna of the Double Degree program between Barnard and JTS. She loves all things camp, and spent several summers as a camper and 10 on staff at Ramah Darom. A dual American/Israeli citizen, Navah loves spending time in Israel, and both participated in the Nativ gap year program prior to college, and studied at Midreshet Bruria after. Before returning to NYC to earn her masters degree in Experiential Jewish Education, Navah served as Program Director at the University of Florida Hillel. For the past 4 years, she coordinated experiential education at the Golda Och Academy upper school in West Orange, New Jersey. In addition to all the other reasons that she’s thrilled to be back in Morningside Heights, Navah’s psyched to be able to walk to work at Kraft (it would have taken forever to walk to West Orange!).
In her spare time, Navah enjoys hiking, yoga, and spinning – Team Flywheel all the way – and is a big fan of both coffee and accidental naps. She is an ardent recycler and semi-professional challah baker, and is always happy to help anyone on campus with either of those tasks. She feels equally passionate about green juice and vanilla milkshakes. Life is about balance, after all.