|OUR LEADERSHIP: Edah Executive Committee Members|
|Chair of Board||Murray Laulicht|
|Vice President for Leadership Development||Suri Kasirer|
|Vice President for Community Development||Mark Charendoff|
|Vice President for Programs||Rella Feldman|
|Chair, Advisory Council||Rabbi Haskel Lookstein|
|Chair, Financial Resources Development||Sender Cohen|
|Chair, PR and Marketing||Larry Kobrin|
|Chair, Day School Education||Shelley Cohen|
|Chair, Adult Education||Linda Sterling|
|Member at Large||Linda Levi Tarlow|
|Member at Large||Michael Jesselson|
|Member at Large||Steven Pretsfelder|
|Member at Large||Noam Shudofsky||
PRESIDENT - MORTON LANDOWNE holds an executive position in a private packaging business. He is a graduate of Yeshiva College and has a JD from Brooklyn Law School. He is a Board member of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, a Vice-President of the Orthodox Union, a Vice-President of the Ohr Torah Institutions in Israel, and was a Partner at Edah prior to joining its Board.
CHAIR OF BOARD - MURRAY LAULICHT
has been a partner, specializing in business litigation, in the Florham
Park law firm of Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch since 1979. He graduated from
Yeshiva College and from Columbia University School of Law, where he was
first in his class. Thereafter, Mr. Laulicht served as a member of the staff
of the Warren Commission and then as Law Clerk to Judge Harold Medina of
the United States Court of Appeals.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - SURI KASIRER
is an expert in public affairs
and an accomplished government relations strategist. She rose steadily in
her public service career, which culminated in an appointment as Special
Assistant to former New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo. During the past
three years, Ms. Kasirer has focused her efforts on her private consulting
VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - MARK CHARENDOFF is the President of the Jewish Funders Network. He is the former Vice President of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies where he helped to establish the Birthright Israel program. He has previously served as Director of Jewish Educational Services for the JCC Association of North America. Mark serves as an officer of Edah, on the Executive Committee of The New York Jewish Week, on the boards of the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America and the Rockleigh Jewish Home for the Aged and on the Advisory Board of the Washington Institute for Leadership and Values. He is the Co-Editor of Jewish Education and the Jewish Community Center.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMS - RELLA FELDMAN has been an active community lay leader in many organizations. Currently, she is President of Women's Division, UJA Bergen County and North Hudson. She received her BA from Boston University, an MA in Teaching from Northwestern University and a second MA in Jewish Education from Jewish Theological Seminary. A member of the Moriah School Board of Trustees, she served as President from 1995-1999. Actively involved at Moriah for the past 24 years, and having chaired two searches for principal in that time, she gained insight into the serious issues facing our community in Jewish education. She is Vice President of Drisha Institute and is a member of the Orthodox Caucus, having served as founding chair of the Caucus' Bergen County Ethics Project. She is a member of the Second Generation Advisory Council of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Chair of the Education Committee of Ghetto Fighters' House-Yad Leyeled Museum in Israel. She is married to Dr. Charles Feldman and has five children, two of whom are married, and two granddaughters.
CHAIR, ADVISORY COUNCIL - RABBI HASKEL LOOKSTEIN
has been Rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan since 1958,
and Principal of the RAMAZ school since 1966. Having a BA from Columbia
College, Rabbi Lookstein received an MA in Rabbinics and a Ph.D. in Modern
Jewish History from Bernard Revel Graduate School and Ordination from Rabbi
Yitzchak Elchanan Theological Seminary, both affiliates of Yeshiva University.
CHAIR, PR AND MARKETING - LAWRENCE A. KOBRIN
has been an
active real estate attorney and is now the senior real estate partner of
a Wall Street law firm. After graduating from Ramaz, he attended Columbia
College and Columbia Law School. Mr. Kobrin is currently the Chairman of
the Board of The Jewish Week in New York, a member of the Executive Committee
of the Jewish Campus Life Fund at Columbia University, and of the Board
of Directors of the UOJCA, where he has been a national officer and chairman
of its Israel Commission. He is active on the executive committees
of the Beth Din of America and the Orthodox Caucus.
CHAIR, DAY SCHOOL EDUCATION - SHELLEY COHEN
is an active advocate
for the inclusion of special needs children in Jewish educational and recreational
environments. A member of the boards of directors of the New Jersey YM/YWHA
Camps, and of the Beit Issie Shapiro School for the Developmentally and
Physically Disabled in Ra'anna, Israel, Ms. Cohen was one of the founders
of Kesher, LD, a multi-school special needs program in South Florida.
MEMBER AT LARGE -
LINDA LEVI TARLOW is the Assistant Executive Vice President of the American
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, where she oversees JDC's worldwide
planning and budgeting process. In this capacity, she is responsible for
program development for JDC activities around the globe. She has traveled
extensively throughout the JDC world, including Israel, the former Soviet
Union, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. Ms. Tarlow has been with JDC since
MEMBER AT LARGE - MICHAEL JESSELSON is President of the Jesselson Capital Corporation. He is involved in several Jewish organizations and serves on the board of Yeshiva University, Ramaz, Bar Ilan University, and the Center for Jewish History.
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