Leadership & Staff

Staff

Chief Executive Officer Elliot Forchheimer
Assistant Executive Director Pam Goldstein
Program Director Donna Bartell
Communications and Operations Manager Lori Kurlander
Engagement and Special Projects Manager Helene Schonbrun
Financial Administrator Margo Lampert
Directory/Connect-ory Manager Joi Baum

A dedicated group of experienced volunteer leaders guides the Council. The members of the Board of Directors come from throughout Westchester County and span the various forms of Jewish lifestyle and observance. Board members are elected annually and serve a three-year term. The Executive Committee is made up of officers who supervise day-to-day operations. Headed by a President and three Vice Presidents, officers serve a two-year term. The past Presidents of the Council remain involved as ex-officio board members as does a select group of Honorary Directors.

Board of Directors, 2019-2020

Westchester Jewish Council Executive Committee

* Board Officers serve a one-year term.

President Lisa Roberts
Vice President Michael Karnes
Vice President Jeff Kohn
Vice President Nancy K. Zaro
Treasurer Marc H. Klee
Associate Treasurer Betsy Bernstein
Secretary Jessica Morgenthal
Associate Secretary Steven L. Young
At-Large Ronald E. Burton
At-Large William H. Schrag
At-Large Arnold Linhardt

Westchester Jewish Council Board of Directors

  • Jeremy A. Abramson
  • Mona Abramson
  • David A. Alpert
  • Liat Altman
  • Ron Arsham
  • Harold Aspis
  • Ellen Jancko-Baken
  • Michelle Beinhacker
  • Betty Berenson
  • Samuel E. Berger
  • Joyce Claar
  • Steve Cony
  • Laurie Davidowitz
  • David Eppinger
  • Karen Firestone
  • Jonathan Flaxer
  • Michelle Gewanter
  • Lisa Ginsberg
  • Cantor Margot Goldberg
  • Sharon Gorman
  • Anita Greenwald
  • Michele Gregson
  • Rabbi Daniel Gropper
  • Bonnie Hagen
  • Gennifer Kelly
  • Arlene Kleinberg
  • Stuart Kolbert
  • Elizabeth Lampert
  • Betsy Miller┬áLandis
  • Marti Michael
  • David Miller
  • Michael Mittelman
  • Sue Pearson
  • Joseph Rafalowicz
  • Keith Reich
  • Dan Reingold
  • Marilyn Kneller-Rimsky
  • Julie Rockowitz
  • Michael Rosenbaum
  • Michael Rosenblut
  • Martin Rogowsky
  • Steve Rubinstein
  • Ellen Salant
  • Helene Schonbrun
  • Yael Schulman
  • Danny Schultz
  • Roman Shuf
  • Jane Silverman
  • Steve Silverman
  • Lori Sloane
  • Jennifer Sokol
  • Sheila Spicehandler
  • Richard Spitz
  • Gary Trachten
  • Harriett “Gigi” Zeller
  • Jack Zitomer

Honorary Directors

  • Andrew Benerofe
  • Froma Benerofe
  • Hon. Eliot Engel
  • Donald Fleishaker
  • Martine Fleishman
  • Robert Friedland
  • Hon. Nita Lowey
  • Harriet Schleifer

Past Presidents (in reverse order of service)

  • Paul B. Warhit
  • Ronald E. Burton
  • Debra Abrahams Weiner
  • Irwin S. Davison
  • Lester J. Millman
  • Donald Landis (z”l)
  • Saul Singer
  • Samuel Stein (z”l)
  • Hon. Sam Eisenberg (z”l)
  • Hon. Samuel G. Fredman (z”l)
  • Clarice Pressner (z”l)
  • Rabbi Amiel Wohl (z”l)