Journalist and Entrepreneur
Jessica Abo has won several awards, including being selected as one of The Jewish Week's "36 Under 36."
Gail Adelson-Marcovitz has dedicated herself to building a more vibrant Montreal Jewish community for over 20 years.
Naomi L. Adler
CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Naomi Adler joined the Philadelphia Federation after leading United Way of Westchester and Putnam.
Co-Founder, LiveUp Programs
Jenna Aidikoff co-founded LiveUp Programs, a volunteer organization that coordinates long weekend programs for adults with Down syndrome.
Director, LiveUp Programs
Kerri Aidikoff is a director of LiveUp Programs, an organization that coordinates programs for adults with Down syndrome.
Chair, International Lion of Judah Conference
Judy Altenberg has been a member of JFNA’s National Women’s Philanthropy Board since 2009.
Student, New York University
Mia Appelbaum is a senior at NYU and is actively involved in many Jewish organizations on campus.
Founder, Alma Pre-Army Academy for Women's Leadership
Michal Barkai helps disdvantaged women attain more desirable positions in the IDF.
CEO, The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH)
Vivian G. Bass is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.
President, Baked by Melissa
Melissa Ben-Ishay is President of New York City cupcake bakery, Baked by Melissa.
Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg
Grant Officer, New Israel Fund's Jewish Pluralism Pool
Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg is an Israeli women's rights activist.
Dr. Dana Beyer
Executive Director, Gender Rights Maryland
Dr. Dana Beyer is a transgender rights activist and an advocate on public health issues.
Second Lady of the US
Jill Biden, wife of VP Joe Biden, is a mother & grandmother, lifelong educator and proud Blue Star mom.
Jodi Bromberg is an attorney with a passion for interfaith issues and nonprofit organizations.
Founder and President, Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
Shifra Bronznick collaborates with social change organizations on deepening their impact.
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Founding Rabbi, IKAR
Rabbi Sharon Brous is the founding rabbi of IKAR, a spiritual community dedicated to reanimating Jewish life.
Founder and Executive Director, The Afya Foundation
Danielle Butin founded an organization that collects surplus medical supplies and ships them to Africa and the Caribbean.
Rabbi Melissa Buyer
Director of Lifelong Learning, Temple Israel of the City of New York
Rabbi Buyer created the interactive family service Rockin’ Shabbat, and she co-leads Temple Israel’s Shabbat Live service.
Co Founder and Financial Resource Development Chair, Limmud-FSU
Sandra Cahn co-founded an innovative program that connects Russian Jews with informal Jewish learning.
Senior Vice President, Israel and Overseas, Jewish Federations of North America
Rebecca Caspi is the senior vice president for Israel and Overseas of The Jewish Federations of North America.
Youth Futures Mentor, Jewish Agency for Israel
Tzlil Cohen was born and raised in southern Israel.
Director of Anti-Trafficking Initiative and Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families
Lori Cohen represents immigrant and domestic victims of human trafficking at the Sanctuary for Families.
Founder and CEO, Moishe House
David Cygielman helped get Moishe House off the ground and became the organization’s first CEO.
Deputy Managing Director, Israel Action Network
David Dabscheck oversees the formation of strategic partnerships with global and continental institutions.
Founder, Hagar Association
Hagit Damri is one of the founders and the former executive director of the Hagar Association.
William C. Daroff
Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Director, Jewish Federations of North America Washington Office
William Daroff was named by the Forward Newspaper as being among the fifty most influential Jews in America.
Alisa Robbins Doctoroff
Chair of the Board, UJA-Federation of New York
Alisa Robbins Doctoroff is active on the boards of many organizations that spur engagement with Jewish life.
Executive Director, Jewish Federations of Western Massachusetts
Meredith Dragon works to bring donors, agencies, synagogues, institutions together for the greater good of the Jewish community.
Executive Director, JDC Entwine
Sarah Eisenman is the Founder and Executive Director of JDC Entwine.
Recipient, Jewish Agency Loan Fund
Lia Elbaz made aliyah from Moscow after the fall of the iron curtain.
Dr. Temeika Fairley
Senior Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Temeika Fairley is a health scientist in the area of cancer survivorship among women diagnosed before age 40.
Author, "Chutzpah and High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land"
Jessica Fishman, a writer, moved to Israel after growing up in a Midwestern Jewish and Zionist family.
International Chair, The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Project T.E.N.
Martine Fleishman is international chair of the Jewish Agency’s innovative Project T.E.N.
Philadelphia Advisory Council Member, Interfaith Family
Caroline Fortin was raised in an interfaith home and is passionate about interfaith outreach.
National Board Member, InterfaithFamily
Mindy Fortin raised three children in an interfaith marriage and is active on the Advisory Council for InterfaithFamily.
President, Five Together Foundation
Laurie Franz and her siblings founded the humanitarian organization Five Together Foundation in 2005.
CEO and Co-Founder, Open Road Integrated Media
Jane Friedman founded and runs Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multi-media content company.
Dr. Michelle Friedman
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Friedman is a psychiatrist who focuses on the Jewish community and has an interest in pastoral counseling.
Rabbi Robyn Frisch
Rabbi Robyn Frisch loves teaching and helping to make Judaism come alive for individuals, couples and families.
Dr. Asmaa Ganayem
Co-Founder & Co-Director of TEC Center, Mofet Institute
Dr. Asmaa Ganayem works in the fields of technology integration in education and innovative pedagogy.
Amy Wain Garnitz
Chair of the Jewish Volunteer Network, The Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Amy Wain Garnitz is the current chair of the Jewish Volunteer Network at The Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
Past President, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Susie Gelman co-chairs a new JFNA initiative to explore & recommend areas of support for civil society in Israel.
Dr. Mary Gemignani
Associate Attending, Breast Service Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Gemignani specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer.
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Adrienne Goldberg founded the 8th Night of Chanukah project, a campaign to share the value of philanthropy.
Program Specialist, JDC FSU
Shaun Goldstone raises awareness about humanitarian and Jewish renewal programming in the FSU.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston
JulieSue Goldwasser is a mother, a non-profit consultant, a Federation leader and a blogger.
UJA-Federation of New York
Marilyn Gottlieb is a member of the Board of Directors of UJA-Federation of New York.
Reserve Captain in IDF Navy, 2nd year MBA Student at MIT
Omer Granot, an MBA student at MIT, served for seven years as an IDF Navy submarine deputy commander.
Suzanne Barton Grant
Chair, International Lion of Judah Conference
Suzanne Barton Grant has held many positions within the Jewish Federation of Delaware.
Founding Resident, Moishe House Murray Hill
Rachel Hodes works at UJA-Federation of New York and is a resident of Moishe House Murray Hill.
Linda A. Hurwitz
National Campaign Chair
Linda A. Hurwitz is the National Campaign chair of The Jewish Federations of North America.
Vice President for Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives, Birthright Israel Foundation
Shira Hutt is the Birthright Israel Foundation’s vice president for principal gifts and strategic initiatives.
Chief Development Officer, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Avital Ingber oversees strategy and philanthropic resources for the Washington, DC, Federation.
Director, NY/Tri-State New Israel Fund
Stephanie has a deep passion for Israel, human rights and our community’s power to effect change.
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster
Director of Programs, T'ruah
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster directs campaigns for T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.
Journalist, New York Times
Jodi Kantor is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who writes about gender, politics and other topics.
Fundraiser and Advocate, Breast Cancer Awareness
Merle Kaplan is a cancer “previvor” and longtime breast cancer awareness fundraiser and advocate.
Member of Knesset
Ifat Kariv is a first-term Member of Knesset, representing the Yesh Atid party.
Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz
Rabbi, Temple Beth El of Springfield, MA
Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz is a spiritual leader and teacher with experience in formal and informal Jewish education.
Dr. Noah Kauff
Associate Attending Physician, Gynecology and Clinical Genetics Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Kauff directs the Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention Program at MSKCC.
Advocacy Leader and Patient Affairs Liaison, Global Innovative Products at Pfizer
Mariah Kelly partners with the Gaucher community and has been appointed as Pfizer’s Patient Affairs Liaison.
NWP Advisory Board Member and Vice Chair, JFNA Executive Committee
Sheryl Kimerling has held many leadership roles nationally, for her local Federation and in the broader Birmingham community.
Executive Director, Keshet
Idit Klein is the executive director of Keshet. She was honored by the Jewish Women's Archive.
Producer, Honor Diaries
Paula Kweskin is the producer of Honor Diaries, an award-winning documentary film.
Professor, Boston University
Pnina Lahav is a professor of law who teaches constitutional law, political and civil liberties and comparative law.
Host, "The A List with Alison Lebovitz"
Alison Goldstein Lebovitz is an author, television host, speaker, and nonprofit executive.
Assistant Director, Reshet Ramah
Dana Levinson is assistant director of alumni and community engagement for the Ramah camping movement.
Director of Marketing and Outreach, JCC Rockland
Dana Lichtenberg has focused her career on connecting members of the Jewish community to meaningful experiences.
Alum, Masa Israel Journey
Joanna Lieberman, a Masa Israel journey alum, works for the American Jewish Committee.
Rabbi Dov Lipman
Member of Knesset
Rabbi Dov Lipman rose to national and international prominence for his role in combating religious coercion and extremism.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin
President, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School
Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School.
Development Officer, CJP Women’s Philanthropy
Stephanie Lowitt is a development officer for CJP Women’s Philanthropy.
Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
David Makovsky is the Ziegler fellow at The Washington Institute, on leave to the US Department of State.
Actor & Producer
Josh Malina currently co-stars on ABC's hit drama Scandal.
Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus
Clinical Director, The Medical Center For Female Sexuality
Bat Sheva Marcus helps women deal with a wide variety of sexual issues in New York.
Contestant, The Voice Israel
Sara Merson sang Matisyahu’s “One Day” in a bomb shelter and made waves across the Internet.
Dr. Stacy Nerenstone
President, Oncology Associates P.C., Hartford Hospital
Dr. Stacy Nerenstone is a medical oncologist and Federation donor.
Immediate Past Chair, National Women's Philanthropy
Gail Norry is the immediate past chair of National Women’s Philanthropy.
Geri D. Palast
Managing Director, Israel Action Network
Geri Palast develops strategic relationships and campaigns to engage civil society organizations.
Chair, National Women's Philanthropy
Ann Baidack Pava is chair of National Women's Philanthropy (NWP) of The Jewish Federations of North America.
Hazzan and Choir Director
Tifereth Israel, Town and Village Synagogue NYC
Shayna Postman is a cantor with a passion for Jewish music and prayer, and promoting spiritual growth.
Author, Their Jihad…Not My Jihad
Raheel Raza advocates for human rights and promotes religious and cultural diversity.
Dr. William Recant
Assistant Executive Vice President, International Development Program, JDC
William Recant leads projects relating to the rescue, relief, and renewal of Jewish communities worldwide.
Vice Chair of Women's Philanthropy Agency and External Relations, UJA-Federation of New York
Mindy Richenstein, a Lion of Judah since 2004, has a passion for engaging volunteers in social justice.
Founding Member, Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York
Marcia Riklis sold her business to devote her time to philanthropy, especially Israel-related, women’s and environmental issues.
Alumna, University of Michigan
Molly Rosen's undergraduate experience consisted of a deep investment in Israel affairs on campus.
Dr. Stephanie Ross
Founder, Illness Navigation Resources
Dr. Stephanie Ross founded a consultancy for patients and families coping with medical crises.
Director and Founder, WJCS Kids’ Kloset
Stephanie Roth founded the volunteer program Kids’ Kloset to help underserved children in Westchester County.
Chair, Commission on the Jewish People at UJA-Federation of NY
Roni Rubenstein is the chair of the Commission on the Jewish People at UJA-Federation of New York.
Ruderman Family Foundation
Shira Ruderman leads innovative social and public projects to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities.
Former Mideast Correspondent, CNN and Israel Television
Linda Scherzer is a former Mideast correspondent for CNN and Israel Television with experience covering the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Vice President Community Affairs, FORCE
Lisa Schlager manages advocacy, strategic partnerships and community relations for FORCE.
Executive Director, Slingshot
Will Schneider became Slingshot’s executive director after working as a fundraising consultant for nonprofit clients.
Resident, Moishe House St. Petersburg
Maria Sergeeva has been a resident of Moishe House in St. Petersburg since 2012.
Dr. Aaron Shafer
Gynecologic Oncologist, Hartford Hospital
Dr. Shafer is a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in minimally invasive procedures and teaching.
Founder and Executive Director, Sharsheret
Rochelle Shoretz founded a national organization to help Jewish women facing breast cancer and their families.
Dr. Lee P. Shulman
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Lee P. Shulman teaches at the Feinberg School of Medicine and speaks on Jewish genetic diseases.
Director of Strategic Partnerships, JDC Europe
Zoya Shvartzman serves as a strong connection with re-emerging Jewish communities in Central and Eastern Europe.
Chair, JFNA Board of Trustees
Michael D. Siegal is the chair designate of the Jewish Federations of North America Board of Trustees.
President & CEO, The Jewish Federations of North America
Jerry is a highly experienced leader in the North American Jewish community and longtime corporate executive.
Director of Development, Tikva Children’s Home
Rebecca Silverstein works to raise awareness and funds for a Jewish orphanage located in Ukraine.
Sarah Bernstein Solomon
Director, Young Leadership, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Sarah Bernstein Solomon is a Federation professional dedicated to Jewish youth engagement.
President & CEO, Jewish Funders Network
Andrés Spokoiny, a long-time Jewish communal leader, is the president and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network.
President & CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Caryl Stern joined the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in 2006 as chief operating officer.
Susan K. Stern
Immediate Past Chair, National Campaign, Jewish Federations of North America
Susie Stern was nominated by Obama for the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Rabbi Shira Stutman
Director, Community Engagement at 6th & I
Rabbi Shira Stutman is director of Community Engagement at Washington, DC’s Sixth & I synagogue.
Executive Director, Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Emily Sweet is a social justice advocate, policy expert and women’s philanthropic leader.
Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment
Julie Swidler oversees Sony Music Entertainment’s business, legal and governmental affairs globally.
Michael P. Wajnrajch
US Medical Director, Pfizer Inc.
Michael Wajnrajch is the US Medical Director for Elelyso and has been at Pfizer for over 10 years.
Judith R. Waldman
Board of Directors, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH)
Judi Waldman is an active volunteer with a focus on special needs and inclusion.
Carrie Ann Waldman
Resident of a community home, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH)
Carrie Ann Waldman lives independently in a community-based home and does volunteer work with preschoolers and deaf children.
Founder and Global Creative Director, essie
Founder of the nail brand essie, Essie Weingarten is a beauty icon and color authority.
Author and Illustrator, "Carriers"
Lauren Weinstein wrote a touching, darkly funny comic called “Carriers” about the gene that causes cystic fibrosis.
Director of Health Policy, Jewish Federations of North America
Jonathan Westin is the Director of Health Policy with The Jewish Federations of North America in Washington.
Founder, Challah for Hunger
Eli Winkelman co-founded the original chapter of Challah for Hunger when she was a student at Scripps College.
Member of Knesset
Tamar Zandberg is serving in her first term as a Member of Knesset, representing the Meretz party.