Get to Know Us

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey thrives on building community. Our mission is simple. We create a stronger, more vibrant Jewish experience in northern New Jersey, Israel and around the world, wherever Jews live. We focus on the future, help those in need and work hard to ensure our community continues to prosper.

Serving you is our privilege.

Officers

Lee Lasher
President

Suzette Diamond
Vice President, Financial Resource Development

Rena Donin Schlussel
Vice President, Planning and Allocations

Bruce Brafman
Vice President, Treasurer

Daniel Herz
Vice President, At Large

Lawrence A. Weiss
Secretary

Roberta Abrams
Immediate Past President

Jason M. Shames
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President

Board of Trustees

Lisa Marcus Abramowitz
Lauri Bader
Ruth Cole
Karen Farber
Fred Fish
Merle Fish
Judy Taub Gold
David J. Goodman*
Adam Groveman
Andrew Kent

Glenn Kissler
Marni Kriegel, MD
Joan Krieger
Michal Levison
Geoffrey Lewis
Zvi S. Marans, MD*
Jayne Petak*
Steve Rogers
Stephanie Goldman Rosen*
Ron Rosensweig*

Alan Scharfstein*
Rachel Heller Scott
Paula Shaiman
Daniel Shlufman
Jeff Tucker
Steve Wechsler
Andrea Weinberger
Fran Weingast
Donna Weintraub
Tracy Zur

*Past Presidents

Management

Executive Office

Jason Shames
Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
201-820-3910

Lisa Harris Glass
Chief Operating Officer
[email protected]
201-820-3941

Naomi Knopf
Chief of Staff
[email protected]
201-820-3974

Marla Chartoff
Executive Assistant to Jason Shames
[email protected]
201-820-3915

Endowment Foundation

Robin Rochlin
Managing Director, Endowment Foundation Assistant Executive Vice President
[email protected]
201-820-3970

Devra Karger
Director, Principal Gifts
[email protected]
201-820-3951

Marcy Needle
Planned Giving Officer
[email protected]
201-820-3971

Michal Vinar
Administrator, Endowment
[email protected]
201-820-3972

Financial Resource Development

Jodi Heimler
Managing Director, Campaign
[email protected]
201-820-3952

Ethan Behling
Director, Professionals Division
[email protected]
201-820-3921

Barbara Joyce
Director, Women’s Philanthropy
[email protected]
201-820-3953

Devra Karger
Director, Principal Gifts
[email protected]
201-820-3951

Kim Schwartzman
Director, Outreach and Engagement
[email protected]
201-820-3936

Jacquelyn Shapiro
Director, Network
[email protected]
201-820-3911

Marin Schloss Carosia
Manager, Women’s Outreach
[email protected]
201-701-4960

Lois Greene
Administrative Assistant, Women’s Philanthropy
[email protected]
201-820-3958

Tara Mickendrow
Administrative Assistant, Financial Resource Development Department; Tribute Cards
[email protected]
201-820-3935

Synagogue Leadership Initiative

Joshua Keyak
Manager, Synagogue Leadership Initiative
[email protected]
201-820-3914

Rachel Jacobus
Associate, Community Outreach
[email protected]
201-820-3902

Shira Hochman
Camp Specialist
[email protected]
201-701-4954

Jewish Community Security

Gerard Dargan
Director, Jewish Community Security
[email protected]
201-820-3978

Center for Israel Engagement

Melina Rozenbaum
Director, Center for Israel Engagement
[email protected]
201-820-3955

Ravit Steinmetz Shemla
Director, Israel office
[email protected]
972-523927044

Marketing and Communications

Laura Freeman
Managing Director
[email protected]
201-820-3923

Sandra Greenberg
Art Director, Digital and Graphic Design
[email protected]
201-820-3922

Shara Nadler
Manager, Volunteer Resources Center
[email protected]
201-820-3947

Catalina Sanchez
Digital Design Associate
[email protected]
201-820-3931

Kim Schwartzman
Director, Outreach and Engagement
[email protected]
201-820-3936

Finance and Administration

Bozena Sroka
Controller
[email protected]
201-820-3960

Edyta Kosibor
Accounting Analyst
[email protected]
201-820-3963

William Dunphy
Mail Room Associate

Debbie Gottlieb
Manager, Community Purchasing; Kehillah Cooperative
[email protected]
201-820-3928

Yelena Karakash
Supervisor, Data Processing
[email protected]
201-820-3967

Daniel Lopez
Senior Accountant / Accounts Payable
[email protected]
201-820-3966

Natha McCoy
Data Processing Associate
[email protected]
201-820-3968

Lindsey Scheidewig
Office Manager
[email protected]
201-820-3965

Ryan Walsh
Assistant, Finance Department
[email protected]
201-701-4957

Planning and Allocations

Sheryl Sarin
Director, Planning and Allocations
[email protected]
201-820-3913

Karen Klieger Sponder
Director, Community Response
[email protected]
201-701-4952

Lauren Morris
Communications and Support Specialist, Planning and Allocations
[email protected]
201-820-3904

Jewish Community Relations Committee

Ariella Noveck
Director, Jewish Community Relations
[email protected]
201-820-3946