Born: Monsey, NY
Family: Married with 6 children
Attended Machon Shlomo: 1987-89
Professional History: 2004 – present, founder and Principal of Luchansky Law, private law firm in Towson, Maryland concentrating in Maryland Workplace Law, representing employers and employees in connection with employment law issues and litigation; 1995-2004, Associate, then Partner, Kollman & Saucier, P.A., Baltimore, Maryland employment law and litigation attorney; 1990 – 1995, Associate, Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, Baltimore, Maryland, practicing civil litigation; 1985 – 1987, Associate, Venable, Baetjer & Howard, Baltimore, Maryland, tax department associate
Secular Education: University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. in English cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1982; University of Maryland at Baltimore Law School, with honors, Assistant Editor, Law Review, 1985
Communal Jewish Activities: Founder, Beginners and Beyond outreach organization, providing learning and social opportunities for young Jewish professionals to explore their heritage; 2004, founder, Maimonides Jewish Leaders Fellowship program at University of Maryland, College Park; 2002 – 2004, President, Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation; 2011, led small study group in learning the content of Shaarim B’Tefillah, a work on prayer by Rabbi Shimshon Pincus
Hobbies: Weight lifting, running
Why I chose to attend Machon Shlomo: After meeting an observant Jew for the first time in my life in law school, I spent the next several years becoming more interested in “being Jewish” and what that means. After I graduated law school, a friend suggested that I take off a year of practice to go to learn more. Although terrified of interrupting my career track, I agreed. To decide where to go, I “interviewed” an alumnus from each of different learning institutions. The information I learned about Machon Shlomo made it most appealing to me of the options – it was small with a high teacher/student ratio, the learning program was structured and had a set curriculum, and the student body tended to be comprised of students with high academic success. Even with the high expectations that I had entering Machon Shlomo, my experience there far exceeded anything I could have imagined. The substantive Jewish education, the warm and personal religious environment, and the emphasis on integrating one’s Jewish education into a healthy spiritual and emotional framework all have served as a template for personal success and fulfillment in the 25 years of my life since attending Machon Shlomo.