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2019 – 2020 Volunteers

2019-2020
Alliance Board of Directors
James Pious, Chair of the Board

Vice Chairs
Rabbi Barry Dolinger, Governance
Harold Foster, Jewish Life & Learning
Janet Goldman, Community Development
Sara Miller-Paul, Communications 

Treasurer
Harris Chorney

Board of Directors
Jason Bazarsky
Adam Cable
Susan Leach DeBlasio
Michael Eides
Ryan Forman
Susan Froehlich, Leadership Development
Sharon Gaines
Marisa Garber
Marc Gertsacov
Richard Glucksman, Community Relations Council
William Krieger, Chair Appointee
Robert Landau
Vincent Mor
Mara Ostro
Judy Rosenstein
Eric Shorr, Chair Appointee
Richard Silverman
Miriam Esther Weiner
Rabbi Rachel Zerin, Rabbinical Representative

Honorary Directors
Melvin G. Alperin
Alan G. Hassenfeld

Mitzi Berkelhammer, Immediate Past Chair
Adam Greenman, President & CEO

Alliance Audit Committee
Harris Chorney
Daniel Gamm
Robert Landau
Jay Rosenstein

Alliance Finance Committee
Jason Bazarsky
Harris Chorney
Susan Leach DeBlasio
Joan Gray
Jay Rosenstein
Rich Sutton 

Alliance Governance Committee
Rabbi Barry Dolinger, Chair
Andrew Bramson
Sara Miller-Paul
Mara Ostro
Judy Rosenstein
Oswald Schwartz

Alliance Facilities Committee
Harold Foster, Chair
James Pious
Oswald Schwartz

Alliance Realty, Inc. Board
Ronald C. Markoff, Chair
Robert Stolzman, Vice Chair
Sharon Gaines, Secretary/Treasurer

Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode Island Board
Mitzi Berkelhammer, Chair
Robert Sherwin, Vice Chair
Melvin G. Alperin
Susan Leach DeBlasio
Robin Engle
H. Jack Feibelman (z”l)
Mark R. Feinstein
Sharon Gaines, ex-officio
David M. Hirsch
Marilyn Kaplan, Treasurer
Richard A. Licht
Michael Nulman
James Pious, ex-officio
Ralph Posner
Jay Rosenstein
Barbara Sokoloff
Herbert B. Stern
Cheryl Greenfeld Teverow, Secretary
Mindy Wachtenheim

As agreed upon with the Rhode Island Foundation, October 2019

Jewish Federation Foundation Investment Committee
Robert Sherwin, Chair
Mitzi Berkelhammer
Matthew Blank
H. Jack Feibelman (z”l)
Mark Feinstein
David Hirsch
Marc Lewin
James Pious, ex-officio
Jerrold Salmanson
Steven Shalansky, Treasurer
Kenneth Shimberg
Terrence Smily
Herbert Stern
Mindy Wachtenheim
Joel Westerman

FRD Campaign Cabinet
James Pious, Chair of the Board
Melvin G. Alperin, At large
Mitzi Berkelhammer, Jewish Federation Foundation Chair
Susan Eides, Women’s Alliance Lion of Judah/Pomegranate/Jaffa Gate Co-Chair
Susan Froehlich, At large
Janet Goldman, Vice Chair of Community Development
Maybeth Lichaa, Women’s Alliance Community Chair
Lezli Pious, Women’s Alliance Lion of Judah/Pomegranate/Jaffa Gate Co-Chair
Ralph Posner, Pacesetter Chair
Edward D. Rotmer, Men’s Community Chair
Eric Shorr, At large
Richard Silverman, Leaders Chair

2020 Annual Campaign Solicitors
Melvin G. Alperin
Mitzi Berkelhammer
Robert Berkelhammer (z”l)
Alan Buff
Beverly Ehrich
Susan Eides
Gloria S. Feibish
Mark R. Feinstein
Barbara Feldstein
Edward D. Feldstein
Harold Foster
Fred Franklin
Susan Froehlich
Sharon Gaines
Marc Gertsacov
Richard Glucksman
George M. Goodwin
Edward A. Greene
David M. Hirsch
Hope L. Hirsch
Marilyn Kaplan
William Kolb
Robert Landau
Judith Levitt
Mayer Levitt
Maybeth Lichaa
Alan Litwin
David London
Ronald C. Markoff
Cara Mitnick
Mara Ostro
James Pious
Lezli Pious
Ralph Posner
Judy Robbins
Harris N. Rosen
Edward D. Rotmer
Steven Schechter
Kenneth Schneider
F. Richard Shein
Robert Sherwin
Eric Shorr
Richard Silverman
Barbara Sokoloff
Cheryl Greenfeld Teverow
Miriam Esther Weiner
Joel Westerman
Ada Winsten
David Yavner

Super Sunday and Giving Tuesday Phone-a-thon Volunteers
Jennifer & Michael Oelbaum, Super Sunday Co-Chairs
Samuel Abrams
James Casey
Harris Chorney
Rabbi Michelle Dardashti
Brauna Doidge
Rabbi Barry Dolinger
Rabbi Michael Fel
Harold Foster
Daniel Gamm
Marisa Garber
Jackson Gertsacov
Marc Gertsacov
Sara Goodwin
Rabbi Naftali Karp
Andrea Katzman
Ella Krieger
Maya Krieger
William Krieger
Lenore Leach
Elly Leyman
Jackie Mandel
Rabbi Marc Mandel
Sara Miller-Paul
Erin Minior
Steven H. Musen
New England Rabbinical College Students
Dianne Newman
Amy Olson
Mara Ostro
Roni Phipps
James Pious
Michael Schreiber
Eric Shorr
Richard Silverman
Barbara Sokoloff
David Talan
Miriam Esther Weiner
Amy Weiss

2020 Annual Campaign Event
Jeffrey & Pamela Vogel, Co-Chairs

Jewish Alliance’s 35th Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic
Richard Bornstein, Chair

Community Development Committee
Janet Goldman, Chair

Overseas Subcommittee
David Yavner, Chair
Marc Adler
Susan Leach DeBlasio
Marc Gertsacov
Robert Mann

Local Subcommittee
Robert Landau, Chair
Susan Froehlich
Sharon Gaines
Jen Oelbaum

Relief and Recovery Fund Distribution Committee
Abigail Anthony
Rabbi Alvan Kaunfer
Rabbi Sarah Mack
Miriam Esther Weiner

Strategic Planning Work Group
Oswald Schwartz, Work Group Chair
James Pious, Board Chair
Harris Chorney
Susan Froehlich
Sharon Gaines
Alan Litwin
Sara Miller-Paul
Andy Palin
Mara Ostro
Richard Silverman
Rabbi Rachel Zerin

Community Relations Council
Richard Glucksman, Chair
Adam Cable
Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser
Michael Klein
Robert Landau
Cara Mitnick
Eve Savitzky
Shammai Weiner

LGBTQ Advisory Committee
Fred Felder
Sy Gittin
Jodi Glass
Alexandra Kohl
Rabbi Adam Lavitt
Eve Savitzky

Jewish Life & Learning Committee
Harold Foster, Chair
Marisa Garber
Mara Ostro
Rabbi Rachel Zerin

Early Childhood Center Parent Committee
Adina Davies & Reza Breakstone, Co-Chairs

z”l – of blessed memory

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2019 – 2020 Volunteers

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