Steven Lander, Executive Director
Steven Lander most recently served as Executive Director at Congregation Agudath Sholom (CAS) since July of 2000.
has been an active leader in many Jewish organizations and synagogues dating back to his
high school years.
served as Regional Advisor to the CT Region of Young Judaea.
Upon graduation from Bryant College with a degree in business management and marketing, Steven became Youth Director and Program Director and then served as Executive Director of the Norwalk Jewish Community Center for six years.
Mr. Lander founded Amazing Stores in 1975.
As a pioneer in the close-out industry, Steven
and two partners built up the chain to seven stores throughout Connecticut.
20 year reign as "Mr.
Amazing," Steven also remained active in the community serving as President of the Norwalk Jewish Community Center for two years; Chairman of the Federated U.J.A. drive in Norwalk for two years; as well as President for two years and Treasurer for three years of Beth Israel Synagogue in Norwalk.
At Beth Israel, Mr. Lander served as co-chair of the Mortgage Burning Campaign and also founded and served as co-chair of the Bingo fund-raiser for eight years.
Prior to joining the staff at CAS, Steven served on the Board of Directors as assistant treasurer and marketing chairman of The Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield and then joined the professional staff as the Director of Development, Marketing and Communications.
He also served as the co-chair of the committee that brought the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus to Norwalk as a major fund-raiser for The Human Services Council for four years.
Steven has served as a guest lecturer at UCONN, Bryant College, and also taught the marketing and advertising entrepreneurial course as part of the BECON Program at the Norwalk Community College.