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.


Jayne Petak

Stephanie Goldman
Incoming President

Roberta Abrams
Vice President, Financial Resource Development

Bruce Brafman
Vice President, Planning and Allocations

Lee Lasher
Vice President, Treasurer

David J. Goodman*
Vice President, At Large

David Nanus

Zvi S. Marans, MD
Immediate Past President

Jason M. Shames
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Assistant Secretary

Board of Trustees

Dana Post Adler
Lauri Bader
Gale S. Bindelglass
Ruth Cole
Suzette Diamond
Julie Eisen*
Jodi Epstein
Karen Farber
Fred Fish​
Merle Fish
Gayle Gerstein

Sarita Gross
Daniel Herz
Joan Krieger
Sue Ann Levin​​
Geoffrey Lewis
Nathan Lindenbaum
Dr. Jonathan Mangot
Susan Penn
Ron Rosensweig*
Will Rukin
​Alan Scharfstein*

Daniel Shlufman
Leon Sokol
Benay Taub
Louise Tuchman
Jeffrey Tucker
Fran Weingast
Donna Weintraub
Larry Weiss
Tracy Zur

*Past Presidents


Executive Office

Endowment Foundation

Financial Resource Development

Synagogue Leadership Initiative

Center for Israel Engagement

Marketing and Communications

Finance and Administration

William Dunphy
Mail Room Associate

Community Planning and Impact

Jewish Community Relations Committee

Berrie Leadership

Hillel of Northern New Jersey