Faith Leener

Relentless Optimist, Passionate Orator, Spiritual Warrior.

Faith Leener is a Base co-founder and was the Founding Executive Director of the Base Movement from 2015-2023. In addition to co-creating the first Brooklyn Base alongside her husband Rabbi Jon Leener, Faith stewarded Base from its conception to the thriving network it is today, most notably scaling from two sites in New York City to fifteen sites across the United States. As a part of this work, she raised and leveraged over $15M in investment in the Base movement and lead Base through a merger/acquistion process, positioning Base as a core program of Moishe House – the global leader in young adult Jewish engagement. She is most proud of her work championing the evolving Rabbinate and her contributions to the field of young adult Jewish education and engagement. She is continuing to consult with the Base team as an adivsor and you can learn more about her reflections on building Base here


Faith grew up in Charlotte, NC, the daughter of two physicians. She holds a BA Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University, an MPA in Public Policy & Non-Profit Management from NYU Wagner and a MA in Judaic Studies from NYU Skirball. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Rabbi Jon Leener, and her three delicious children, Yehuda (Hudi), Hannah, and Tikvah. She is an aspiring writer, feminist in training, mindfulness practitioner, and life long student.