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Board of Directors and Key Staff

Board of Directors

Founding President
Jonathan Giesberg*

President
Rabbi Jerome M. Epstein

Board of Directors
Susan Giesberg, Chair
Deborah Goldstein, Vice President
Mitchell Kaplan, Treasurer
Sanford Goldhaber, Secretary

Solomon Ezra
Jeremy Feit
Joseph Feit
Rachel Gottstein
Peter J. Halasz
Faye Lieman
Barbara M. Ribakove
Lesli Koppelman Ross
Lisa Schachner
Evely Laser Shlensky
Diana Yacobi
Caryn Huberman Yacowitz

Advisory Board

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Hon. Chair
Cyrus Abbe
Hon. Gary Ackerman
Kathryn R. Bloom
Devorah Brooks
Gail Carp
Martin Chasin
Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Eddie Eitches
Barbara Gaffin
Mel J. Garfinkel
Lucille Kuttler Geller
Rabbi Jeffrey L. Glickman
Rabbi Lynn Goldstein
Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg
Eli Halpern
David Harris
Lynn Hazan
Roger J. Herz
David Hyman
Robert E. Lichtman
Jay Luger, D.V.M.
Ruth Messinger
Rabbi Craig Miller
Michael Monheit
Pesia Derin Paolucci
Gary Polland
Rabbi Lawrence Raphael
Barak Raviv
Seymour Reich
Glenn Richter
Irwin B. Robins
Deborah Schiller Rosalimsky
Menachem Rosensaft
Roen Salem
Dr. Harris Schoenberg
Rabbi Allen Schwartz
Allen Schwartz
Monica Siegel
Rabbi David Silber
Benjamin Susman
Richard Tell
Gary Tolchinsky
Albert Vorspan
Beth Wohlgelernter
Dr. Judith L. Wolf
Rabbi Joel Wolowelsky
Murray Wood
Rabbi Ari Zivotofsky, Ph.D.

*Deceased

 

U.S. Staff

Barbara Ribakove , Founder and Executive Director*
Gary Metzger, Chief Operating Officer*
Caroline Barg, Director of Communications
Danielle Ben-Jehuda, Director of Development and Donor Relations
Karen Gens, Director of Educational Sponsorship Programs
Nelya Danielova, Office Manager
Miriam Weissman, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Director
*The President annually appoints a committee, as per the bylaws, to review and assess the salaries of the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer and submit a report to the Board of Directors. The committee has most recently reported in the November 2016 Board Meeting that the salaries are commensurate or below that of those occupying similar positions in similar organizations.
 
Israel Staff
Shoshana Ben-Dor, Director of NACOEJ-Israel and Director of Limudiot 
Yehudit Abramson, Israel Coordinator of the Barney and Rachel Landau Gottstein Adopt-A-Student Program
Leah Barkai, Israel Coordinator of the Edward G. Victor High School Sponsorship Program and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning
Eti Shriki, Administrative Director
Tiki Krakowski, Staff Writer
Yehudah Avraham, Resource Development