Faith Brigham Leener

Relentless Optimist, Philosophical Toast Giver, To-do List Maker.


Faith is a Base co-Founder, and she serves as Director of Base as well as Senior Educator of Base BKLYN. Prior to her work with Hillel, Faith was a New York City Urban Fellow where she worked as a policy analyst at the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau. In college Faith was a co-founder of the Green Opportunity Action Leadership Network, a nonprofit that enabled high-risk Boston youth to work in the green sector. She has also worked as a consultant, researcher, and facilitator.


Faith grew up in Charlotte, NC, the daughter of two physicians and social welfare advocates. Faith is currently involved in Immerse NYC, a collaborative Mikvah project, and is on the Board of Directors of Amir, a non-profit that works to advance social, environmental, and economic sustainability.


Faith 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, along with a concentration in Israel Education from the iCenter. She met her husband Jon Leener at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.