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Committees

Responsibility for ARJE’s continuing operations is shared by a close partnership between the organization’s staff and a dedicated corps of volunteer leadership. On the volunteer side, the “Operations” is overseen by two Operations Coordinators and two Membership Involvement Coordinators. They coordinate the activities of five teams, each of which is made up of various committees tasked with managing particular aspects of the organization’s work: Advocacy, Communications, Finance, Membership, and Professional Learning.

Operations Coordinators

Joan Carr, RJE
Debra Siroka, RJE

Membership Involvement Coordinators

Lori Daitch
Vanessa Ehrlich, RJE

Operations Teams

Advocacy Team

Cory Hermann, Team Leader
Sandra Robbins, RJE, Team Leader

CommitteesAccreditation » Melanie Cole Goldberg, RJE and Marlene Myerson, RJE, Co-Chairs
Externs » Yael Dadoun, Sarah Lauing, RJE, Co-Chairs
Recognition » Dana Prottas, RJE and Diane Zimmerman, Co-Chairs
Retirement Resources » Harriet Levine, RJE and Sharon Amster Brown, RJE, Co-Chairs

Communications Team

Rachel Margolis, RJE, Team Leader
Vanessa Ehrlich, RJE, Team Leader

CommitteesARJEachshav E-Newsletter » Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, Editor
Photographs » Rabbi Batsheva Appel, Archivist
Facebook » Zach Rolf, Moderator
Liaison to Annual Gathering Committee » Jay Rapoport
Liaison to Member Relations Team » Toby Manewith
Website » Hannah Rubin-Schlansky, Webmaster

Finance Team

Kathy Schwartz, RJE, Team Leader
Rabbi Joe Eiduson, RJE, Team Leader

CommitteesDevelopment » Missy Bell, RJE and Laura Siegel Perpinyal, RJE, Co-Chairs
Financial Controls » Teresa Parker, RJE, Chair
Investments » Barbara Merson, Chair

Member Relations Team

Gavin Hirsch, RJE, Team Leader
Barbara Shimansky, Team Leader

CommitteesMember Recruitment » Barry Shainker, Chair
Member Initiation » Alyson Bazeley, Stephanie Schwartz, Co-Chairs
Member Connections » Ava Keenen Kurnow, Chair

Professional Learning Team

Deborah Massarano, RJE, Team Leader
Deborah Bram, RJE, Team Leader

CommitteesContinuing Education » David Cohen, RJE and Leah Zimmerman, Co-Chairs
North American Annual Gatherings »
2017 Annual Gathering (St. Louis) » Jed Filler, RJE and Rabbi Roxanne Shapiro, RJE, Co-Chairs
2018 Annual Gathering (Seattle) » Bradley Cohen, RJE and Lauren Taube, RJE, Co-Chairs