Federation Announces New Slate of Leaders


The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Board of Trustees and Board of Directors welcomed a new group of leaders for the coming year.

At the June 26 meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Board of Trustees, the following slate of officers was voted upon and approved. They will serve in their respective positions for the year commencing Sept. 1, 2014:
Bernard Newman, President
Wayne Kimmel, Treasurer
Ellyn Golder Saft, Secretary
Mark S. Blaskey, Vice President and Endowments Corp. Chair 
Gail Norry, Vice President and Campaign Chair
Rena Kopelman, Vice President and Policy, Strategy and Funding Chair
Susanna Lachs Adler, Vice President
Gary Erlbaum, Vice President
Richard Green, Vice President
Arthur Karafin, Vice President
Naomi L. Adler, CEO (the CEO is not an elected officer)
Federation’s Board of Directors, which guides Federation’s day-to-day operations, includes the above-named officers, as well as the following individuals, who either have been appointed for the year commencing Sept. 1 or are past Federation presidents:
Laurie Franz, Appointee
Josh Gross, Appointee
Alan J. Hoffman, Appointee
Sara Minkoff, Appointee
Roy Neff, Appointee
Milton Schneider, Appointee
Murray M. Spain, Appointee
Daniel Segal, JCRC Representative
Sherrie R. Savett, President Emeritus
Bennett L. Aaron, Past President
Leonard Barrack, Past President
Michael R. Belman, Past President
Alan E. Casnoff, Past President
Edward H. Rosen, Past President
Ronald Rubin, Past President
Miriam A. Schneirov, Past President
Beryl D. Simonson, Past President
Special thanks to the following volunteers who served on the 2014 Nominations Committee:

Bennett L. Aaron, chair; and committee members: Jeffrey A. Bartos, David J. Blum, Harris L. Devor, Daniel Erlbaum, Andrew A. Goldman, Shira J. Goodman, Melissa S. Johnson, Wayne D. Kimmel, S. Robert Landow, Robert G. Levine, Jodi Miller, Mary Relles, Edward H. Rosen and Margie Perilstein Wargon.

Please save the date for Federation’s Main Event on Sunday,

Nov. 2, as Federation pays tribute to outgoing President Sherrie R. Savett.

Federation is grateful to the dedicated volunteer leaders who commit their time and deep expertise to guiding Federation’s life-changing work.

For more information about Federation’s governance structure and the principles that guide Federation’s leadership, visit: www.jewishphilly.org/governance.