JCRC is led by volunteers who participate in committees and in other leadership roles. JCRC has two primary leadership structures, the Board and the Council.

The Board is responsible for overseeing JCRC’s programs as well as its annual budget and other financial matter. It is comprised of 24 members elected by the Council, our past presidents, and up to two individuals appointed by the President.

The Council is responsible for JCRC’s International and Domestic policies and positions in which JCRC publicly advocates in the name of the Jewish community. It also is responsible for JCRC’s participation in the annual resolution process of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). The Council is comprised of representatives of JCRC’s 43 member organizations, the JCRC Board, and a certain number of “community representatives” (based on the number of Board members and member organization representatives). Community representatives are recommended each year by the nominating committee and elected at the Annual Meeting. Each member organization is assigned a number of representatives between 1-3 based on their size and activity in the community.

Executive Committee

Scott Gilefsky

Vice President
Samantha Joseph
Frank Litwin

Andrew Zelermyer
Ed Kutchin


Stacey Bloom
Kathy Weinman
Board of Directors
David Abromowitz
Barbara Berke
Lisa Conti
Nicole Gann
Seth Gitell
Catharyn Gildesgame
Elizabeth Goldstein
Jeff Goodman
Jonathan Klein
Dena Kowaloff
Sarah Perry
Lon Povich
Leah Robins
Shiri Segev
Daniel Serfaty
Adam Suttin
Michael Tauer

Past Presidents

Stacey Bloom*
Michael Bohnen
Susan A. Calechman
Ruth B. Fein
Bill Gabovitch
Rae M. Ginsburg
Jill Goldenberg
Geoffrey Lewis
Joel M. Reck
Stuart T. Rossman
James W. Segel
Donald J. Siegel
Kenneth A. Sweder
Adam Suttin*
Justin Wyner

*voting members