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Leadership

 

Administration

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. President and CEO
Rabbi Amber Powers Acting President & CEO (through August 2024), Executive Vice President
Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs
Cyd Weissman Vice President for Engagement and Innovation
Rachel Swartz Robinson Vice President for Development and Philanthropic Advisor

 

Board of Governors

Officers

Seth Rosen Chair Larchmont, N.Y.
Susan Beckerman Vice Chair New York City
Susan Levine Vice Chair Sonoma, Calif.
Carmen Corrales Secretary Maplewood, N.J.
Mark Pinsky Treasurer Philadelphia
David Roberts Chair Emeritus St. Louis
Don Shapiro Chair Emeritus Naples, Fla.

 

Ex Officio

Fred Andes Chicago Lay Chair, Joint Israel Commission
Edwin Baum New York City Chair of the Plenum
Micah Fenner Amsterdam Representative, Jewish Reconstructionist Camping Corporation
Rabbi Renee Bauer Madison, Wisc. President, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Chayim Herzig-Marx Newton, Mass. Lay Chair, Joint Placement Commission
Shahanna McKinney-Baldon Madison, Wisc. Lay Chair, Jews of Color and Allies Advisory Group
Marc Overbeck Salem, Ore. Plenum Steering Committee Representative
Jodi Rosenfeld Philadelphia Student Representative
Rabbi Isaac Saposnik Philadelphia Executive Director, Havaya Summer Programs
Rabbi Mira Wasserman, Ph.D. Penn Valley, Pa. Faculty Representative
Rabbi Elyse Wechterman Abington, Pa. Executive Director, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

 

Members of the Board of Governors

Rabbi Fredi Cooper Wyndmoor, Pa.
Rabbi Isabel de Koninck Philadelphia
Barbara Dolgin New York City
Richard Farber Pacific Palisades, Calif.
William Halpern Darnestown, Md.
Daniel Kaufman West Palm Beach, Fla. and Fredonia, N.Y.
Karen Kolodny New York City
Rabbi David Kominsky Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Jonathan Markowitz Evanston, Ill.
Carol Baer Mott Potomac, Md.
Beth Nash Scarsdale, N.Y.
Mark Nussbaum La Jolla, Calif.
David Piver Newtown Square. Pa.
John Riehl Laurel, Md.
Eric Rosenbaum New York City
Arkady Serebryannik Irvine, Calif.
David Sigman New York City
Judith Spatz Davie, Fla.
Marsha Timmerman Emmaus, Pa.
Rabbi Avi Winokur Haddonfield, N.J.
Rabbi Lina Zerbarini Huntington Station, N.Y.

 

Honorary Governors

William H. Fern, Ph.D. Westport, Conn.
Daniel Levin Chicago
Miriam Roland Montreal
Don Shapiro Naples, Fla.
Aaron Ziegelman New York City

 

Past Presidents

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, ‘89 President, 2002-2013
Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D. President, 1993-2002
Rabbi Arthur Green, Ph.D. President, 1987-1993
Rabbi Ira Silverman, z”l President, 1981-1986
Rabbi Ira Eisenstein, Ph.D., z”l College Founder and President, 1968-1981

 

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