Even though Robert Alemany grew up in the Bronx and is a longtime resident of Astoria, Queens, he loves country music and NASCAR: “I know, I know, I’m so southern for a city kid,” he says. He and his wife, Juliana, married in 2002 after only knowing each other for two months — and after Robert attempted to teach himself Portuguese in order to impress her (she’s from Brazil). “I got so good at it that I would eventually serve as a Portuguese translator for a NYC nonprofit and the Brazilian Ministry of Education,” he says. Their son, Jason, was born in 2009 and is obsessed with hockey and the cookies after the 5 p.m. worship service.
Robert has a B.A. in social sciences from the City College of New York, an M.B.A. from Texas A&M University and is completing his M.S. in Information Technology and Data Analytics at Southern New Hampshire University. He’s worked in the education sector and operations management.
As our West Side Operations Manager, Robert oversees Sunday services and manages our operations staff. “The West Side congregation is the congregation that my family is a part of,” says Robert. “There is nothing better than being able to serve my home congregation and reciprocate the love that was, and is, continually shown to us.”