Member of the Jewish Federations of North America

Greater Miami Jewish Federation

About Federation

Greater Miami Jewish Federation

2017/2018 Board Members

Officers

Chair of the Board — Amy N. Dean

Immediate Past Chair — Robert G. Berrin

General Campaign Chair — Jeffrey Scheck

Vice Chairs

Sara Bejar
Paul Berkowitz
Mojdeh Khaghan Danial
Michelle S. Diener
Isaac K. Fisher
Steven Gretenstein
Laura P. Koffsky
Sidney M. Pertnoy
Jeffrey Scheck
Lily Serviansky
Hedy K. Whitebook
Ray Ellen Yarkin
Richard Yulman

Secretary — Matthew L. Adler

Associate Secretary — Jacob Serfati

Treasurer — Elise Scheck Bonwitt

Associate Treasurer — Robin Jacobs

Chief Development Officer — Jeffrey Y. Levin

President and Chief Executive Officer — Jacob Solomon
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Executive Vice President Emeritus — Myron J. “Mike” Brodie

Board Members

Joe Ackerman
Daniel Ades
Jonathan Awner
Terri Bachow
Scott Baena
Larry Bassuk
Michelle W. Ben-Aviv
Ariel Bentata
Fran Berrin
Andrew Blank
Alex Blavatnik
Noah Breakstone
Steven J. Brodie
Melissa Buckner
John M. Bussel
Adam Carlin
Rebeca Delaster
Nily Falic
Corey Feinsilver
Elinor Ganz
Lisa Goldstein
Shelley Niceley Groff
Alex Halberstein
Daniel Halberstein
Ian Kaplan
Arnaud Karsenti
Clarita Kassin
Evelyn Katz
Ruben Kloda
Mark Kravitz
Paul Kruss
Edie Laquer
Marc Levin
Nathan Lewinger
Nancy Lipoff
Steven Messing
Dr. Mark Oren
Dorothy Podhurst
Ellen Rose
Shana Lewinger Russo
David Scharlin
Linda Schechter
Steven Scheck
Elizabeth Schwartz
Hannah B. Shear
Jerry Sokol
Tracey Spiegelman
Joy Spill
Michael Tabacinic
Elise Udelson
Michael Wagner
Stanley Weinstein
Robert Werner
Gary Yarus




Life Members of the Board of Directors

Bunny Adler
Michael M. Adler*
L. Jules Arkin*
Saby Behar*
Robert G. Berrin*
Brian L. Bilzin*
Norman Braman*
George Feldenkreis
Mikki Futernick
Gary Gerson
Barbara Black Goldfarb*
Ezra Katz*
Steven J. Kravitz*
Donald E. Lefton*
William Lehman*
Harry A. “Hap” Levy*
Norman H. Lipoff*
Nedra Oren*
Aaron S. Podhurst*
Gloria Scharlin
Michael Scheck*
Maxine E. Schwartz
Harry B. Smith*
Robert H. Traurig
Norma Kipnis Wilson
Isaac Zelcer*


Appointed by the Chair of the Board

Leonard Abess
Robyn C. Fisher
Elisabeth Frank
Robert C. Gilbert
Andrew C. Hall
Dr. Bruce Kohrman
Israel Lapciuc
Diane Lieberman
Adam Lustig
Ellen Mandler
Gail Meyers
Michael Rudd
Dr. Joel Sandberg
Lawrence Schantz
Raquel Scheck
Dr. Joseph Singer
Debra Braman Wechsler
Howard Wolofsky
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig


Standing Committees

Administrative- Paul Berkowitz
Agency Support- Edward Beiner, Amy Berger Chafetz
Audit- John Sumberg
Building Operations- Steven Hurwitz
Bylaws & Governance- Rep. Elaine Bloom
Campaign Cabinet- Jeffrey Scheck
Elevate Leadership- Regina Zelonker
Executive Evaluation & Compensation- Amy N. Dean
Federation/Synagogue Relations- Rabbi Jonathan Berkun, Robert Hertzberg
Financial Management- Steven Gretenstein
The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation- Lily Serviansky
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach- Sidney M. Pertnoy
Investment- Steven Wagner
Israel and Overseas- Laura P. Koffsky
Israel Programs- Mytyl Simancas-Bister
Jewish Community Relations Council- Nancy Zaretsky
Jewish Volunteer Center- Tobi Ash
Marketing & Communications- Janice Lipton
Miami Beach Branch Board- Scott Wagner
Mishkan Miami of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation- Lourdes Gabriela Suarez
Nominating- Brian Bilzin
North Dade/Aventura Branch Board- Elise Scheck Bonwitt
Philanthropic Initiatives- Barbara Black Goldfarb
Planning & Distribution- Mojdeh Khaghan Danial
Pledge Redemption- Barry Gurland
South Dade Branch Board- Ryan Bailine
The Network- Evan Berger, Alexandra Lehson
Women’s Philanthropy Board- Sara Bejar


As required in Bylaws

Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education- Morrie Siegel
Dave and Mary Alper JCC on The Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus- Rachel Camber
Florida Hillel Student Representative- Meraises Miranda
Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC
on the Simkins Family Campus
- Michael Simkins
High School Student Representative- Samantha Katz
International Division Representative- Mauricio Sion
Jewish Community Services of South Florida- Dr. Helen Chaset
Jewish Federation Housing
of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
- Martin B. Goodman
Miami Beach Campaign Chair- TBD
Miami Jewish Health- Jay Solowsky
Miami Representatives to
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
- Richard N. Bernstein, Helene Berger, Murray Laulicht
Miami Representatives to
The Jewish Agency for Israel
- Saby Behar, Richard N. Bernstein
Miami Representatives to The Jewish Federations of North America- Saby Behar, Julie Bercow, Richard N. Bernstein, Donna Blaustein, Amy Berger Chafetz, Amy. N. Dean, Norman H. Lipoff, Sheree Savar, Jeffrey Scheck
Miami Representative to The United Israel Appeal- Saby Behar, Richard N. Bernstein, Larry Joseph, Norman Lipoff
Michael-Ann Russell JCC on the Sanford L. Ziff Campus- Fanny Hanono
Mount Sinai Medical Center- Wayne Chaplin
North Dade/Aventura Campaign Chair- TBD
Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami- Rabbi Edwin Farber
South Dade Campaign Chair- Andrew Wolf
Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair- Ilene Kossman

* Past President/Past Chair

The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources to care for those in need, strengthen
Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world.

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