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 Teams

Advocacy Team

Laura Siegel Perpinyal, RJE, Team Leader

Rabbi Rena Rifkin, Team Leader



Marlene Myerson, RJE, Chair


Rabbi Lisa Kingston, Chair

Vatikei ARJE President

Judy Aronson

Communications Team

Jay Rapoport, RJE, Team Leader

Mandy Herlich, RJE, Team Leader


ARJEachshav (E-Newsletter)

Vanessa Ehrlich, RJE, Editors

Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, RJE, Editors


David Perolman, Moderator

Rabbi Elisa Koppel, RJE, Moderator


Rabbi Jessica Wainer, Webmaster


Rabbi Dr. Laura Novak Winer, RJE

Finance Team

Miles Roger, RJE, Team Leader

Rabbi Joe Eiduson, RJE, Team Leader



Mindy Sherry, RJE,
and Lauren Trexler, Co-Chairs

Financial Controls

Rabbi Jody Cook, Chair


Emily Cohen, Chair

Member Relations Team

Alyson Bazeley, Team Leader

Stephanie Schwartz, RJE, RJE, Team Leader


Member Recruitment

Barry Shainker, RJE

Member Initiation

Stephanie Schwartz
and Molly Levy, Co-Chairs

General Membership Lifecycle Acknowledgment

Eileen Hamilton

Professional Learning Team

Bradley Cohen, RJE, Team Leader

Rabbi Lisa Levenberg, Team Leader


Annual Gathering20

Hannah Rubin-Schlansky, RJE, & Tami Weisman, RJE, Co-Chairs

Annual Gathering21

Rabbi Stacy Rigler, RJE, & Rachel Opatowsky, RJE, Co-Chairs 

Book Groups

Rabbi Nicki Greninger

Pre-Biennial Symposium

Stacy Rosenthal, RJE, and Laura Siegel Perpinyal, RJE, Co-Chairs 

Torah Lishma Cohort Learning

Rachel Petroff Kessler and Rabbi Ariel Boxman, Co-Chairs

New Directors’ Institute

Laura Naide, RJE

Member Engagement Team

Barb Shimansky, RJE, Team Leader

Lori Daitch, Team Leader