Meet our Board, Staff, & Committee Members

We are pleased to introduce you to our esteemed Board of Trustees, dedicated staff, and engaged standing committee members, that are helping impact and improve lives in Cleveland, Israel, and 70 countries around the globe, each and every day. If you need to connect with someone but can’t find their information here, please call our main phone line at: 216-593-2900 or send an email to . Todah!

Board of Trustees

Executive Officers

Gary L. Gross

Gary L. Gross
Board Chair

Bruce H. Goodman

Bruce H. Goodman
Vice Chair

Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz
Vice Chair

Randall J. Korach

Randall J. Korach
Vice Chair


Idelle K. Wolf

Idelle K. Wolf
Vice Chair

Sandra Wuliger

Sandra Wuliger
Vice Chair

Daniel N. Zelman

Daniel N. Zelman
Treasurer

Beth Wain Brandon

Beth Wain Brandon
Associate Treasurer

Executive Committee

David F. Adler • Barnett N. Bookatz • Reneé Chelm* • Cheryl L. Davis • Jeffrey S. Davis • Leslie D. Dunn • Margaret Richards Frankel • Gerald W. Goldberg • Robert Goldberg* • Suri Goldman • Henry J. Goodman* • Harley I. Gross* • Michelle Hirsch • Susan R. Hurwitz • Suellen Kadis • Jennifer L. Korach • Eliana LeVine • Keith Libman • Morton L. Mandel* • Louis Malcmacher • Albert B. Ratner* • Charles A. Ratner* • Mitchell Schneider • Michael D. Siegal* • Neil R. Waxman • Rachel Weinberg • Jeffrey Weiss • Sally H. Wertheim* • Judy Klein Willensky • Timothy F. Wuliger* • Dara G. Yanowitz

Trustees

Hedy K. Adler • Jules Belkin • Eric E. Bell • Ronald M. Berkman • Rabbi Binyamin Blau • Myrna A. Bloch • Alan Charnas • Jennifer E. Cohen • Lynne M. Cohen • Bruce Daskal • Mindy Davidson • Reuven D. Dessler • Grant N. Dinner • Fran Doris • Cindy Duber • Ronald A. Fisher • Amy Wain Garnitz • victor gelb* • Adrienne Goldberg • Jordan A. Goldberg • Larry P. Goldberg* • Rabbi Melvin Granatstein • Roe Green • Steven G. Greenberg • Andrea Kanter Grodin • Rochelle Gross • Rachel E. Heiser • Rebecca C. Heller • William H. Heller* • Kathryn Wertheim Hexter • Sara Hurand • Robert A. Immerman • M. Orry Jacobs • Jeffrey M. Kahn • Ira Kaplan • Ilana Isakov Katz • Robert Mendy Klein • Terri Kline • S. Lee Kohrman* • Jeffrey L. Korach • Harvey Kotler • Charlotte R. Kramer* • Karen Krause • Andrew Lefkowitz • Norma W. Lerner* • Larry A. Mack • Milton Maltz* • Tamar Maltz* • Barbara A. Mandel* • Joseph C. Mandel* z”l • Kevin D. Margolis • Susan Meisel • David P. Miller • Jared S. Miller • Samuel H. Miller* • Stephen A. Monto • David M. Neumann • Rabbi Robert Nosanchuck • Keith Polster • Loree E. Potash • James A. Ratner • Robert S. Reitman* • Michael A. Ritter • Brian D. Robbins • Beth Rosenberg • Peter Rzepka* • Evie Safran* • Bradley J. Schlang • Kyla Epstein Schneider • Paula R. Schwartz • Walter S. Schwartz • Bradley A. Sherman • Elisabeth Sherman • Alvin A. Siegal • Harvey A. Siegel • Rabbi Joshua Skoff • Scott J. Spiegle • Carmie J. Stein • Jeanne Tobin • Stephen J. Weinberg • Judith Weiss* • Morry Weiss* • Danielle J. Wild • Jeffrey J. Wild • Mitch Wolf • Warren L. Wolfson • Elissa J. Wuliger • Jason A. Wuliger • Donna Yanowitz* • Sarah Zimmerman

Emeritus Trustees

Thomas W. Adler • George N. Aronoff • Richard Bogomolny • Robert D. Deitz (z”l ) • Morton G. Epstein (z”l ) • Leonard Fuchs • Peggy Garson • Lois K. Goodman • Robert D. Gries • Aileen Kassen (z”l ) • Marvin L. Lader • Barbara S. Rosenthal • Edwin M. Roth • Gordon H. Safran • Harold S. Stern • Norman Wain • Philip Wasserstrom • Jerome A. Weinberger (z”l )

* life trustee

Standing Committees

As of January 1, 2016

Allocations
Distributes resources from the Campaign for Jewish Needs, balancing local, national and overseas needs; helps to identify immediate and long-term issues which the community and/or individual agencies need to address; helps ensure that funds from the Campaign for Jewish Needs are used effectively and efficiently
Jeffrey J. Wild, Chair
Stephen A. Monto, Michal Soclof, Ronald S. Gross, Vice-Chairs
Stephen A. Monto, Chair, Subcommittee on Education Agencies
Michal Soclof, Chair, Subcommittee on Overseas
Ronald S. Gross, Chair, Subcommittee on Human Services
Judge Dan A. Polster, National Agencies Liaison Team

Community Planning
Studies and plans for community needs
Ira Kaplan, Chair
Mark C. Siegel, Jewish Community Housing, Inc., President

Community Relations
Implements public affairs agenda
Bradley J. Schlang, Chair
Rubin Guttman, Vice-Chair
Michael Jacobson, Vice-Chair

Development
Oversees all fundraising activities
Daniel N. Zelman, Chair
David F. Adler, 2017 Campaign for Jewish Needs General Chair
Matthew F. Kadish, Professional Advisory Council
Barry J. Guttman, Young Leadership Division
Jennifer L. Korach, Women’s Philanthropy
Norman Wain, Silver Circle
Stephen J Weinberg, Dara Yanowitz, Create Your Jewish Legacy

Endowment Fund
Recommends funding for community programming and emergency needs
Penny Greenberger, Chair
Hallie H. Abrams, Foundation Advisory Council

Finance and Investment
Manages investment of endowment and capital funds
William H. Heller, Chair

Human Resources Development
Provides guidance and oversight of the recruitment, development, and placement of qualified professional and lay leadership
Susan R. Hurwitz , Chair
Gary S. Shamis, Gries Committee
Gregory A. Marcus, Dara Yanowitz, Mandel Symposium
Jeanne Tobin, Agency Leadership Roundtable

Marketing & Communications
Establishes marketing agenda and oversees communications activities
Jeffrey Weiss, Chair
Ilana Isakov Katz, Vice Chair

Overseas Connections
Conceives and manages projects that connect Jews in Cleveland with Jews in Israel and around the world
Neil R. Waxman, Chair
Barbara J. Leukart, Cleveland/Beit Shean Partnership Subcommittee
Lynne M. Cohen, PACT (Parents and Children Together) Subcommittee
William H. Heller, I-Connect
Lydia Frankel and Shmuel Shkop, Israelis in Cleveland Subcommittee
Susan Y. Meisel, IDF Education Corps Subcommittee
Judge Dan A. Polster, Jordan/Cross-Border Initiative Subcommittee
Barry S. Feldman, Cleveland/St. Petersburg Partnership
Nancy G. Wolf, ISHA (Israel Health Advancement for Women) Subcommittee
Karen Rutman-Weiss, ONAD (Overseas Needs Assessment and Distribution) Subcommittee

Strategic Planning
Responsible for the creation, implementation, oversight and revision of the Strategic Plan
Randall J. Korach, Chair

Senior Staff

Steve Hoffman

Stephen H. Hoffman

President
216-593-2900

Oren Baratz

Oren Baratz
Senior Vice President /
External Affairs

216-593-2788

Hedy Milgrom

Hedy Milgrom
Senior Vice President /
Chief Development Officer

216-593-2850

Barry Reis

Barry Reis
Senior Vice President /
Chief Financial Officer

216-593-2828

Erika Rudin-Luria

Erika Rudin-Luria
Senior Vice President /
Chief Strategy Officer

216-593-2867


Tami Caplan

Tami Caplan
Vice President / Mandel Leadership Excellence Center

216-593-2864

Alan Gross

Alan D. Gross
Vice President /
Endowment Development

216-593-2818

Abbie Levin

Abigail Levin
Vice President /
Development / Campaign

216-593-2840

Amy Kaplan

Amy Kaplan
Asst. Vice President/
External Affairs

216-593-2832
Shelley Marcus

Shelley Milin Marcus
Asst. Vice President /
Major Gifts

216-593-2847

Jessica Cohen

Jessica Cohen
Managing Director,
Community Relations

216-593-2782


Ann Garson

Ann Garson
Managing Director, Funds and Foundations

216-593-2814


Ilanit Kalir

Ilanit Gerblich Kalir
Managing Director,
International Operations

216-593-2815


Allison Levine

Allison Levine
Managing Director,
Campaign Operations

216-593-2841

Dan Strom

Dan Strom
Chief Information Officer

216-593-2807

Carol Wolf

Carol Wolf
Managing Director, Planned Giving and Endowments

216-593-2805
cwolf@jcfcleve.org

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