Greater Miami Jewish Federation

2018/2019 Board Members

Officers

Chair of the Board: Jeffrey Scheck

Immediate Past Chair:
Amy N. Dean

Vice Chairs:
Sara Bejar
Elise Scheck Bonwitt
Mojdeh Khaghan Danial
Michelle S. Diener
Isaac K. "Ike" Fisher
Steven Foldes
Steven Gretenstein
Dr. Bruce Kohrman
Sidney M. Pertnoy
Barbara Shrut
Stanley Weinstein
Hedy K. Whitebook
Ray Ellen Yarkin


Secretary:
Matthew L. Adler

Associate Secretary:
Jacob Serfati

Treasurer:
Richard Yulman

Associate Treasurer:
Robin Jacobs

Board Members

Daniel Ades
Jonathan Awner
Terri Bachow
Scott Baena
Ryan Bailine
Larry Bassuk
Michelle W. Ben-Aviv
Ariel Bentata
Fran Berrin
Joel Birnbaum
Andrew Blank
Alex Blavatnik
Noah Breakstone
Steven J. Brodie
Melissa Buckner
John M. Bussel
Adam Carlin
Yael Sultan de Chocrón
Rebeca Delaster
Beth Ertel
Nily Falic
Corey Feinsilver
Julie Franklin
Elinor Ganz
Lisa Goldstein
Shelley Niceley Groff
Alex Halberstein
Daniel Halberstein
Ian Kaplan
Evelyn Katz
Ruben Kloda
Laura Koffsky
Paul Kruss
Edie Laquer
David Leibowitz
Marc Levin
Nathan Lewinger
Steven Messing
Dorothy Podhurst
Shana Lewinger Russo
David Scharlin
Linda Schechter
Raquel Scheck
Elizabeth Schwartz
Lily Serviansky
Hannah B. Shear
Jerry Sokol
Tracey Spiegelman
Joy Spill
Michael Tabacinic
Elise Udelson
Debra Braman Wechsler
Robert Werner
Regina Zelonker

Life Members of the Board of Directors

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
Robert H. Traurig
Norma Kipnis Wilson
Isaac Zelcer*


Appointed by the Chair of the Board

Leonard Abess
Edward Beiner
Paul Berkowitz
Rabbi Robyn C. Fisher
Elisabeth Frank
Robert C. Gilbert
Robert Hertzberg
Arnaud Karsenti

Clarita Kassin
Israel Lapciuc
Murray Laulicht
Diane Lieberman
Nancy Lipoff
Ellen Mandler
Gail Meyers
Dr. Mark Oren
Dr. Joel Sandberg
Dr. Joseph Singer
Mauricio Sion
Denise Tamir
Howard Wolofsky
Gary Yarus
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig


Standing Committees

Administrative
Barbara Shrut
Agency Support
Amy Berger Chafetz
Michael Wagner
Audit
John Sumberg
Building Operations
Steven Hurwitz
Bylaws & Governance
Rep. Elaine Bloom
Campaign Cabinet
Isaac K. "Ike" Fisher
Elevate Leadership
Adam Lustig
Executive Evaluation &
Compensation

Jeffrey Scheck
Federation/Synagogue Relations
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Steven Scheck
Financial Management
Steven Gretenstein
The Foundation of the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation

Steven Foldes
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
Sidney M. Pertnoy
Investment
Steven Wagner
Israel & Overseas
Stanley Weinstein
Israel Engagement
Mytyl Simancas-Bister 
Denise Tamir
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
Robert G. Berrin
North Dade/Aventura Branch Board
Dr. Rick Mars
Philanthropic Initiatives
Barbara Black Goldfarb
Planning & Distribution
Dr. Bruce Kohrman
Pledge Redemption
Barry Gurland
South Dade Branch Board
Andrew Wolf
The Network
Jacqueline Berenson Brad
Evan Berger
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

Regina Del Castillo
Galbut Family Miami
Beach JCC on the
Simkins Family Campus

Michael Simkins
High School Student
Representative

Jessica Weber
International Division
Representative

Joe Ackerman
Jewish Community
Services of South
Florida

Abe Rudman
Jewish Federation
Housing of the
Greater Miami Jewish
Federation

Martin B. Goodman
Miami Beach
Campaign Chair

Seth Heller
Miami Jewish Health
Jay Solowsky
Miami Representatives to
American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee

Helene Berger
Richard N. Bernstein Miami Representatives to
The Jewish Agency for
Israel

Saby Behar
Richard N. Bernstein


Miami Representatives
to The Jewish
Federations of North
America

Saby Behar
Sara Bejar
Julie Bercow
Richard N. Bernstein
Amy Berger Chafetz
Amy N. Dean
Norman H. Lipoff
Sheree Savar
Jeffrey Scheck
Miami Representative to
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 Ariel Yeshurun
South Dade
Campaign Chair

Brad Sokol
Women’s Philanthropy
Campaign Chair

Ilene Kossman







 

* Past President/Past Chair

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