As our Controller, Laura Bahbout is responsible for membership data entry, payables and receivables, human resources and payroll. Laura was born and raised in Milan, Italy. After attending the Jewish Day School in Milan, from Kindergarten through 12th grade, Laura moved to the United States in 1984 when she married her French husband, Arié. They settled in Foster City, where they have raised their two children, Daniel and Nicole. Before joining the CBJ team, Laura worked as a bookkeeper/office manager for an Italian company in Mountain View, for Xerox in Palo Alto in the translation and localization services, and as a translator and language instructor for various organizations. Laura has enjoyed working as a bookkeeper at Congregation Beth Jacob since May 2005.