Board of Directors 2016-2017


Brian Tauber

Board Chair *

Theresa Dupuis

Immediate Past Board Chair *

Caryn Viterbi

Vice Chair - Community Partnerships *

Robert Rubenstein

Vice Chair - Finance (Treasurer/Secretary) *

Lori Polin

Vice Chair - Philanthropy *

Sydney Selati

Jewish Community Foundation Board Chair *

Karen Kogut

Women's Philanthropy Board Chair *

Alain Avigdor

JCRC Chair

Stacie Bresler-Reinstein

Women's Philanthropy Campaign Chair

Simone Abelsohn

NextGen Board Chair*




Jonathan Bell

James Lewis

David Bramzon

Jack Maizel

David Ellman

Andrew Ratner

Ira Feinswog

Jon Schneider

Kira Finkenberg

Steve Shulman

David Geffen

Laura Tauber*

Larry Katz

Laura Vainer

Todd Kirschen


Lisa Kornfeld


Seth Krosner







Michael M. Sonduck*

* = Executive Committee member



Audit Committee


This committee of the board of directors is responsible for oversight of the financial reporting process, selection of the independent auditor, and receipt and review of audit results. The committee helps the board of directors fulfill its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to Federation’s financial reporting, audit functions, and internal control and risk management systems, and to provide advice and recommendations to the board within the scope of its charter.


Finance Committee


This committee of the board of directors is responsible for providing financial oversight, including financial planning and reporting, and the creation and monitoring of accounting and investment policies and internal controls to ensure the assets of Federation are protected.  The committee is committed to providing good stewardship and building and preserving the financial resources necessary to support the accomplishment of Federation’s mission.


Women’s Philanthropy Board 2016-2017

Tamara Klein
Lisa Kornfeld
Shana Lew
Meg Mandel
Olivia Okovita
Lisa Pearl
Lori Polin
Susan Shmalo
Heidi Silberstein
Laura Tauber
Laura Vainer
Honorary Members
Sivia Mann
Rebecca Newman


Advisory Council
Theresa Dupuis

Past Board Chair
Leigh Johnson

NextGen Leadership Board 2015-2016

Board Chair   

Simone Abelsohn


Philanthropy Chair           

Sara Zolott


Programming Chair

Jason Lobenstein


Annual Event Chair

Amanda Wachter


Singles Chair

Janese Cassel


Happy Hour Chair

Tal Moore


Happy Hour Chair

Stacy Sofer


Happy Hour Chair

David Petkofsky


Shabbat Chair

Allison Madwatkin


Shabbat Chair

Benji Vinick


Holiday Chair

Leora Waiche


Newcomers Chair

Dor Ashur


Newcomers Chair

Zach Warburg


Tikkun Olam Chair

Maya Rich


Education Chair

Yoni Levinger


Past Board Chair

Jon Bell





NYL Cabinet Member

David Bramzon


NYL Cabinet Member

Jack Maizel


NYL Cabinet Member

Stacy Sofer


NYL Cabinet Member

Eduardo Deicas


NYL Cabinet Member

Jordan Berman


NYL Cabinet Member

Debbie Watkins