Iryna Gubenko is the Strategic Partnerships Manager at the Areivim Philanthropic Group. Having grown up in Ukraine, Iryna has always found ways to be an active participant of the Jewish life. She started with working as an interpreter and a madricha for NCSY Jewish Oversees Leadership Training groups together with Israeli shlichim that conducted summer and winter camps for the members of the Orthodox Union Kharkov Jewish Community, and continued by working with the college students and organizing Shabbat dinners and Jewish holiday celebrations.


Iryna went to the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and obtained a Master’s Degree in History concentrating on World Jewish History. Upon moving to the United States, Iryna graduated from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, majoring in Jewish Community Organizing. Prior to joining the Areivim Philanthropic Group in 2016, Iryna was the Director of the BluePrint Fellowship at the Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations and the Program Manager at the Recanati-Kaplan Foundation.


Iryna lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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