Board of Trustees

Chair 

Alan Levine, Esq.

Trustee since 1998
Partner and head of New York office at the law firm of Cooley LLP 

Vice Chairs 

Daniel J. Beller, Esq.

Trustee since 2006
Of Counsel at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Mimi Alperin

Trustee since 2011
Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York; former chair of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee 

Jonathan M. Lopatin

Trustee since 2010; MA ’09 in Talmud and Rabbinics, Gershon Kekst Graduate School at JTS
Former partner and managing director of Goldman Sachs; founder of Not-So-Simple Productions, a documentary film company that focuses on Jewish educational films  

Treasurer

Eric Rosen  

Treasurer; trustee since 2009
Founder and managing partner of Hudson Hill Capital LP; board member of New Alternatives for Children; trustee of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust.       

Board Members 

Jonathan S. Aaron

Trustee since 2008
Principal of The Velvel Group LLC; president of the William Davidson Foundation          

Yale Asbell

Trustee since 2004
Former president of Yale Asbell PC; nationally recognized authority in the field of community bank stock investments                   

Talya Bock

Trustee since 2019; LC ’06, DS ‘07
Wealth management advisor and portfolio manager at Merrill Lynch in Washington, DC

Abby Joseph Cohen

Trustee since 2004; chair emerita; board chair from 2009 to 2015
Senior investment strategist and president of the Global Markets Institute at Goldman Sachs

Lester Crown

Trustee since 1991
Chairman of Henry Crown and Company of Chicago; chairman of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; past chairman of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago 

Deborah Sosland-Edelman

Trustee since 2019
Executive Director of the Sosland Foundation

Jeffrey Feig

Trustee since 2016
Member of the Board of the Manhattan JCC and The Jewish Week 

Matt Furman

Trustee since 2019
General Counsel at Willis Towers Watson

Debbi Kaner Goldich

Trustee since 2020; president of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

Marc Gary

Trustee, 2005–2012; 2015–present
Former executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer, JTS; previously executive vice president and general counsel of Fidelity Investments and Bellsouth Corporation   

Ned Gladstein

Trustee since 2006; president of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
President of Sunrise ShopRite, Inc.; executive officer and director of Wakefern Food Corporation

Ruth Hendel

Trustee since 2013
Theater producer; board member of Play Company, LAByrinth Theater Company, Yale School of Drama, and Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (vice chair) 

Robert Immerman

Trustee since 2016
Founder and CEO of InterDesign, Inc.

Harold B. Jacobsohn         

Trustee since 2007
President of Brefrank Inc., a real estate investment firm in Boca Raton, Florida 

Floy Brown Kaminski

Trustee since 2016
Trustee of Facing History and Ourselves; member of the UJA-Federation of New York Caring Commission

Jay Kasner, Esq.

Trustee since 2014
Partner and head of securities litigation practice at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  

Gershon Kekst (z”l)

Board chair emeritus (1991 to 2009)
Founder and longtime president of Kekst and Company Inc., a corporate and financial communications firm 

Alan Klein

Trustee since 2019
Partner, co-head of Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, and a member of the Executive Committee at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Lynette Koppel

Trustee since 2015
Board member of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, member of UJA’s Women’s Executive Circle 

Alan Leifer

Trustee since 2014
President of Leifer Family Fund, LLC 

Cantor David Lipp

Trustee since 2019
Cantor, Adath Jeshurun, Louisville, KY 

Stephen J. Lovell

Trustee since 1996
Board chair of Lovell Safety Management Co., LLC 

AARON MALINSKY

Trustee since 2018
President and CEO of Curbcut Urban Partners LLC   

Sharon Nelles

Trustee since 2019
Managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s Litigation Group and member of the firm’s Management Committee                        

Aaron Priest

Trustee since 2003
President of the Aaron Priest Literary Agency 

Robert Pruzan         

Trustee since 2008; president of The Jewish Museum
Cofounder of the investment bank Centerview Partners      

Robert S. Rifkind, Esq.

Trustee since 1983
Senior counsel at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York      

Saul Sanders

Trustee since 2002
CEO of Shellpoint Mortgage 

YONI SAPOSH

Trustee since 2018
COO, Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

EMILY SCHARFMAN

Trustee since 2018
Corporate Counsel, Alliances, Salesforce
Wexner Heritage Fellow ’16

Shuly Rubin Schwartz

Chancellor; trustee since 2020
Eighth chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary 

Tom Sudow 

Trustee since 2019
Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Ashland University

Stewart Vogel

Trustee since 2020
President of the Rabbinical Assembly; Senior Rabbinic Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute

Didi Wallerstein

Trustee since 2012
Fund-raising, media, and communications consultant 

Diane Wohl

Trustee since 2009
Lay leader; member of the board of UJA-Federation of New York; chair, Project Kesher; former Long Island Chair of AIPAC                

Harold J. Wolfe, Esq.

Trustee since 2006
Founder and principal, Pennwood Group, Inc.; board member of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism; honorary board member of Camp Ramah in Canada

 

Chairs of the Advisory Boards 

Henry Glanternik

William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education Advisory Board
CEO of TMC Properties, LLC

Joe Rubin

The Library Advisory Board
Founder and Principal, Pine Ledge Real Estate Advisors; Trustee of the Jewish Association of Services to the Aging

Barry Lovell

The Religious Leadership Advisory Board
President, Lovell Safety Management Co. LLC 

David Stone

The Jewish Studies Advisory Board
Former Partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Honorary Members

Stephen M. Axinn, Esq.

Trustee, 1991–2007
Founder and senior partner of the law firm of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, LLP 

Joseph Ciechanover

Trustee, 1996–2006
Founder, consultant, president, and member of the Investment Committee at The Challenge Fund-Etgar LP; former chair of El Al Israel Airlines 

David H. Feinberg

Trustee, 1991–2010
Feinberg Properties, LLC; former trustee of Trinity School and trustee emeritus of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University  

Ronald Lauder

Trustee, 1995–2005
Businessman, art collector, philanthropist, and political activist; president of the World Jewish Congress; honorary trustee of the World Monuments Fund; established the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation 

Harvey L. Miller

Trustee, 1999–2008; spirit behind H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music
Cofounder with his two brothers of the Quill Corporation, an office-supply business now part of Staples 

Gerald Rosenfeld

Trustee, 1992–2011
Advisor to the CEO and vice chairman of investment banking at Lazard Ltd 

H. Axel Schupf

Trustee, 1991–1997
Founder of H. A. Schupf & Co; trustee and chair emeritus of The Jewish Museum