Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts Board Leadership, Staff, and Honored Past Leadership

2022
Board of Trustees
& Officers

OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Robyn NewhousePresident
Tani Sapirstein, Vice President
David Sloviter, Vice President
Joshua Vogel, Treasurer
Molly Parr, Secretary
Lara Curtis, Immediate Past President
Steve Dane, JEF Chair
Anya Griffith, Trustee
Ronda Parish, Trustee

TRUSTEES
Michelle Anfang
Adam Deutsch
Betsey Freedman
Frank Roberts
Max Schnaper
Sarah Shtrax
Miryam Kabakov
Henia Lewin
Corrie Trattner

Community Leadership

AGENCY & SYNAGOGUE PRESIDENTS
Maxine Stein, Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts
Michelle Anfang, Temple Beth El
Richard Goldstein, Springfield Jewish Community Center
Andy Morris-Friedman, Beit Ahavah
Richard Alpert, Sinai Temple
Jean Cherdack, Temple Israel
Juanita & Yitz Moss, New England Jewish Academy
Eric Weiss, Jewish Community of Amherst
Henia Lewin, Hadassah
Meredith Lewis & Joel Feldman, Congregation B’nai Israel
Joanne Saltman, Congregation Sons of Zion
Sara Farber, Lander-Grinspoon Academy
Joel Creeger & Bob Kushner, Congregation B’nai Torah
Carol Engelson, Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy
Andrew Blumenthal & Sandra Mackler, Cong. Ahavas Achim
Sheila Adams, Congregation Rodphey Shalom

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
Kenneth Abrahams*
Harold Grinspoon
Maurice Katz*
Charles Nirenberg*
Mary Louise Nissenbaum*
Franklin Weiss*

*Of Blessed Memory

Staff

Nora Gorenstein, Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Turcotte, Controller
Ellie Sesko, Office Administrator
Claudia Mejia-Haffner, Marketing & Communications Officer
Bobby Naimark, Donor Impact Officer
Michelle Everett, Legacy & Stewardship Associate
Louis Katz, Grants & Philanthropy Assistant
Totiana Garcia, Accounting Associate
Jodi Falk, Rachel’s Table Director
Jay Levine, Rachel’s Table Program Coordinator
Cara Michelle Silverberg, Rachel’s Table Gleaning & Growing Gardens Coordinator
Sarah Bate, Rachel’s Table Teen Board Coordinator

Past Leadership

PAST JFWM PRESIDENTS
Dr. Klien, Bernard J. *
Simon, Samuel G. *
Markson, Joseph H. *
Black, Samual B. *
Katz, Max *
Cowett, Joseph B. *
Katz, Simon J. *
Fieldman, Harry *
Aranow, Walter *
Kurn, Maurice *
Schaffer, Edward *
Cohen, Irving M. *
Paroshinsky, Arthur *
Koplin, George M. *
Saks, Philip E. *
Roth, Hugo *
Levine, Jack *
Hirschhorn, Alexander *
Swirsky, Irwin *
Leavitt, Joel A.
Foggle, William *
Gaberman, Richard
Rosen, Harold *
Curtis, Alan *
Rosen, Belle *
Loevy, Jay
Gaberman, Betsy
Troderman, Diane
Abrahams, Kenneth *
Bloom, Elliot M.L.
Berg, Gerald B.
Mandell, Jeffrey H.
Feldman, Donna
Pava, Ann
Greenbaum, Edward
Dane, Steven
Firestone, Susan Weiss
Kline, Susan
Goldman, Suze
Parish, Ronda
Falk, Ben
Curtis, Lara

*Of Blessed Memory