Greater Miami Jewish Federation

In accordance with the bylaws of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Nominating Committee will present the attached lists of nominations and appointments of Officers, Board of Directors, Trustees, Leadership Council and the Council of Jewish Organizations of Miami-Dade County at the Annual Meeting of the General Assembly.

Additional nominations for any of the foregoing must be presented to the Secretary of Federation by petition of any 25 members in good standing no less than five days prior to the Annual Meeting of the General Assembly.

2020/2021 Board Members

Officers

Chair of the Board: Isaac K. “Ike” Fisher

Immediate Past Chair: Jeffrey Scheck

Vice Chairs:
Ariel Bentata
Elise Scheck Bonwitt
Mojdeh Khaghan Danial
Steve Foldes
Steven Gretenstein
Dr. Bruce Kohrman
Ilene Kossman
Sidney M. Pertnoy
Barbara Shrut
Stanley Weinstein
Hedy K. Whitebook
Tammy Woldenberg
Richard Yulman

Secretary: Ray Ellen Yarkin

Associate Secretary: Sara Bejar

Treasurer: Michelle S. Diener

Associate Treasurer: Michelle Ben-Aviv

Nominated Board Members

Joe Ackerman
Daniel Ades
Vicki Agron
Tobi Ash
Ryan Bailine
Larry Bassuk
Edward Beiner
Evan Berger
Jaclyn Bergman
Fran Berrin
Alex Blavatnik
Shelly Brodie
Steven J. Brodie
Melissa Buckner
John M. Bussel
Yael Sultan de Chocrón
David Deutch
Beth Ertel
Julie Franklin
Michael Friedman
Daniel Fujita
Robert C. Gilbert
Adriana Halac
Daniel Halberstein
Robert Hertzberg
Robin Jacobs
Clarita Kassin
Evelyn Katz
Laura Koffsky
Paul Kruss
Edie Laquer
Alexandra Lehson
David Leibowitz
Marc Levin
Diane Lieberman
Mark Meland
Adrienne Messing
Gail Meyers
Jeffrey Newman
Dr. Joel Sandberg
David Scharlin
Raquel Scheck
Dana Yemin Schrager
Elizabeth Schwartz
Morrie Siegel
Mytyl Simancas-Bister
Lourdes Gabriela Suarez
John Sumberg
Michael Tabacinic
Debra Braman Wechsler
Andrew Wolf
Gary Yarus
Rabbi Ariel Yeshurun
Regina Zelonker

Appointed by the Chair of the Board

Leonard Abess
Jonathan Awner
Terri Bachow
Andrew Blank
Jacqueline Berenson Brad
Noah Breakstone
Nily Falic
Rabbi Robyn Fisher
Elisabeth Frank
Ellie Ganz
Lisa Goldstein
Ian Kaplan
Israel Lapciuc
Nathan Lewinger
Dr. Mark Oren
Michael Rudd
Jacqueline Simkin
Linda Schechter
Elise Udelson

Life Members

Michael M. Adler*
L. Jules Arkin*
Saby Behar*
Helene Berger
Robert G. Berrin*
Brian L. Bilzin*
Norman Braman*
Amy N. Dean*
Rebeca Delaster
George Feldenkreis
Mikki Futernick
Gary Gerson
Barbara Black Goldfarb*
Alex Halberstein
Ezra Katz*
Ruben Kloda
Steven J. Kravitz*
Donald E. Lefton*
William Lehman*
Harry A. “Hap” Levy*
Nancy Lipoff
Norman H. Lipoff*
Nedra Oren*
Aaron S. Podhurst*
Dorothy Podhurst
Michael Scheck*
Maxine E. Schwartz
Dr. Joseph Singer
Norma Kipnis Wilson
Isaac Zelcer*

* Past President/Past Chair

Standing Committees

Administrative
Barbara Shrut

Agency Support
Shelley Niceley Groff
Michael Wagner

Audit
Paul Berkowitz

Building Operations
Steven Hurwitz

Bylaws & Governance
Rep. Elaine Bloom

Campaign Cabinet
Ariel Bentata

Elevate Leadership
Amy Berger Chafetz

Executive Evaluation & Compensation
Isaac K. “Ike” Fisher

Federation/Synagogue Relations
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Steven Scheck

Financial Management
Steven Gretenstein

The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Steve Foldes

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
Sidney M. Pertnoy

Investment
Steven Wagner

Israel & Overseas
Stanley Weinstein

Israel Engagement
Denise Tamir

Jewish Community Relations Council
Tracey Spiegelman

Jewish Volunteer Center
Esther Sabag-Peart

Marketing & Communications
Janice Lipton

Miami Beach Branch Board
Matthew L. Adler

Mishkan Miami of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Michael Bittel

The Network
Joshua Kligler
Lecia Rothman

Nominating
Amy N. Dean

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
Brad Sokol

Women’s Philanthropy Board
Ilene Kossman

As Required in Bylaws

Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Lily Serviansky

Dave and Mary Alper JCC on The Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus
Keith Ginsburg

Florida Hillel Student Representative
TBD

Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus
Michael Simkins

High School Student Representative
TBD

International Division Representative
Joel Birnbaum

Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Jonathan Raiffe

Miami Beach Campaign Chair 
TBD

Miami Jewish Health
John Richard

Miami Representatives to American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Helene Berger
Dr. Bruce Kohrman
Murray Laulicht

Miami Representative to The Jewish Agency for Israel
Richard N. Bernstein

Miami Representatives to The Jewish Federations of North America
Sara Bejar
Richard N. Bernstein
Elise Scheck Bonwitt
Amy Berger Chafetz
Isaac K. Fisher
Norman H. Lipoff
Sheree Savar
Jeffrey Scheck
Stanley Weinstein

Miami Representatives to United Israel Appeal
Richard N. Bernstein
Larry Joseph
Norman H. Lipoff

Michael-Ann Russell JCC on the Sanford L. Ziff Campus
TBD

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mark Hildebrandt

North Dade/Aventura Campaign Chair
TBD

Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami
Rabbi Rachel Greengrass

South Dade Campaign Chair
Adrian Dubow

Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair
Tammy Woldenberg

Life Trustees

Jerry Blank
Eli Timoner

Leadership Council

Jay Abramowitz
Marcos Ackerman
Amanda Adler
Judy Adler
Sari Agatston
Scott Baena
Ellen Barocas
Julie Russin Bercow
Lisa K. Berg
Roslyn Berrin
Don Bierman
Donna Blaustein
Gil Bonwitt
Rachel Camber
Dr. Sol Center
Wayne E. Chaplin
Dr. Helen Chaset
Yechiel Ciment
Stephen Cypen
Beth Davidson
Terry Drucker
Rabbi Edwin Farber
Corey Feinsilver
Oscar Feldenkreis
Randall Fisher
Guido Fraiman
Alberto Franco
Joel Friedland
Morris Futernick
Jeffrey Gilbert
Rabbi Gary Glickstein
Howard Goldman
William Grossman
Fanny Hanono
Paul Hariton
Barbara Havenick
Seth Heller
Dr. Andrew Hirschl
Richard Hoffman
Dan Jacobson
Joseph Jacoby
Shelley Jacoby
Laura B. Kaplan
Morton Kaplan
Arnaud Karsenti
Joseph Kavana
Rabbi Ralph Kingsley
Jonathan Kislak
Alan J. Kluger
Dan Koffsky
Rafael Kravec
Mark Kravitz
Jeffrey Lefcourt
Marcy Lefton
Joel Levy
Adam Lustig
Gary Mars
Elise Lipoff Mayer
Isaac Mendal
Robert Merlin
Madelyn Merritt
Steven Messing
Josh Migdal
Eli Papir
Adrienne Pardo
Rabbi Eliot Pearlson
Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz
Lezlie Poyastro
Josh Rader
Leroy Raffel
Judith Reich
Marcia Reisman
Stephen Riemer
Hon. Steven Robinson
Joseph Roisman
Rabbi Mario Rojzman
Ellen Rose
Elaine Ross
Abe Rudman
Shana Lewinger Russo
Lawrence Schantz
Martin Scheck
Rabbi Solomon Schiff
Diane Lipson Schilit
Mark Schnapp
Mike Segal
Jacob Serfati
Dr. Alan Serure
Robert Shelley
Mauricio Sion
David Smith
Allison Sokol
Jerry Sokol
Jay Solowsky
Joy Spill
Mark Tanenbaum
Jeffrey Trinz
Harley Tropin
David Weck
Gwen Weinberger
Robert Werner
Amy Wildstein
David Wolf
Howard Wolofsky
Allan Yarkin
Dror Zadok
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig
Alex Zylberglait
 

Council of Jewish Organizations

Ahavat Olam
Aish HaTorah South Florida
Alexander Muss High School in Israel
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
American Friends of Bar-Ilan University
American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro
American Friends of The Hebrew University
American Friends of Magen David Adom
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
American Jewish Committee – Greater Miami & Broward Regional Office
American Technion Society,Greater South Florida Chapter
AMIT
Anti-Defamation League – Florida Region
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
BBYO
Bet Shira Congregation
Beth David Congregation
Beth El Congregation
Beth Israel Congregation
Beth Moshe Congregation
Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Southeast Region
Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Chabad in South Beach
Congregation Dor Chadash
Congregation Shaaray Tefilah
Cuban Hebrew Congregation – Temple Beth Shmuel
Dave and Mary Alper JCC on The Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus
FIU Judaic Studies Program, School of International & Public Affairs
Friends of Lubavitch of Florida, Inc.
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus
Gordon Day School
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Habonim Culural Club – Survivors of the Holocaust and Second Generation
Hadassah – Greater Miami Region
Holocaust Documentation and Education Center
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
Israel Bonds
Israel Humanitarian Foundation
Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
Jewish National Fund
Jewish War Veterans
Kesher L.D., Inc.
Lehrman Community Day School
Maimonides Florida
Mechina of South Florida High School
Miami Jewish Health
Michael-Ann Russell JCC on the Sanford L. Ziff Campus
Mishkan Miami of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Mount Sinai Medical Center
NA’AMAT USA, Miami-Dade Council
National Council of Jewish WomenGreater Miami Section
Ohev Shalom Congregation
Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy (RASG)
Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami
Scheck Hillel Community School
The Shul of Bal Harbour
Sky Lake Synagogue
South Florida Shomrim Society
Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami
Talmudic University of Florida
Temple Beth Am
Temple Beth Or
Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Emanu-El
Temple Hatikvah/Homestead Jewish Center
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
Temple Judea
Temple Menorah
Temple Moses-Sephardic Congregation of Florida
Temple Sinai of North Dade
Toras Emes Academy of Miami
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Southeast Seaboard District
Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO)
Yeshiva Elementary School
Young Israel of Greater Miami
Young Israel of Kendall

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