Press Release

Manuel Synalovski

Florida Architect Manuel Synalovski Named to Inaugural National Board of Directors of Young Judaea

October 13, 2012
Manuel Synalovski, founding principal of Fort Lauderdale-based Synalovski Romanik Saye Architects, has been named to the inaugural 24-member national board of directors of the newly independent Young Judaea organization.

Young Judaea is a 103-year-old youth movement that binds ties between American Jewish youth to each other, the global Jewish community, and Israel. The organization is now a fully independent, nonprofit organization, which was previously part of and funded by Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America.

Young Judaea Board President David Bechhofer said the organization has long provided "programs that deeply engage and inform thousands of children, teens, and young adults every year… through summer camps and year-round programs here and in Israel. It shaped our identities and forged powerful, life-long bonds that continue to connect us to each other and our people."

Board members include Young Judaea alumni,representing an accomplished group of leaders in business, academia, philanthropy, and public service. Florida architect Manuel Synalovski is a highly regarded design, construction and real estate development professional as well as a well-respected community leader and philanthropist. He is president of the board of Broward County's Aging and Disability Resource Center, a member of the board of Broward's Jewish Federation, and past president of Temple B'nai Aviv.

Born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico, Synalovski's involvement in Young Judaea began during high school, including service as president of the organization's Southern Region and later as club leader during his college years at the University of Miami. He is married to the former Lisa Kliegman, his Young Judaea sweetheart whom he met during high school. Their daughters, Eva and Lindsey, are fourth-generation life members of Hadassah and active in the Jewish community.

For more than 25 years, Synalovski's firm has designed award-winning projects in Florida, Puerto Rico, Connecticut, Texas, and Illinois, and made a significant community impact on the architectural landscape of South Florida.