Executive Committee

Meet our executive committee

Executive Committee

Cantor Nancy Abramson

New York, NY

Cantor Nancy Abramson is director of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of The Jewish Theological Seminary. She trains future hazzanim in prayer, nusah (the sacred music of prayer), and religious leadership She...

Rabbi Lester Bronstein

White Plains, NY

Rabbi Lester Bronstein has served as the Rabbi at Bet Am Shalom in White Plains New York since 1989. A native of Texas, Rabbi Bronstein has a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s in Education from Boston University...

Cantor Jack Chomsky

Columbus, OH

Cantor Jack Chomsky has served at Tifereth Israel since 1982. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. An accomplished song interpreter, e has been involved in every facet of...

Rabbi Rachel Cowan

New York, NY

Rabbi Rachel Cowan is Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS), an organization that works with rabbis, cantors, educators and lay leaders to deepen the spiritual dimension of contemporary Judaism. She...

Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ph.D

Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Ph.D is American Jewish University’s Rector and Sol & Anne Dorff Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. For more than thirty years as a Visiting Professor, he has...

Rabbi Amy Eilberg

St. Paul, MN

Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She currently serves as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, helping...

Rabbi John Friedman

Durham, NC

Rabbi Friedman led Judea Reform Congregation for more than 30 years until he retired in 2015. He was born in Kansas City, and he studied at the Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem and Cincinnati, where he...

Rabbi David M. Gordis

Albany, NY

Dr. David M. Gordis is President Emeritus of Hebrew College, founding Director of The National Center on Jewish Policy Studies and founder of the Interreligious Center on Public Life. Over the 15 years of his leadership, Hebrew College...

Rabbi Arthur Green

Boston, MA

Arthur Green, PhD, is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on Jewish thought and spirituality. He is the Irving Brudnick Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College and rector of the Rabbinical School, which...

Rabbi Steve Gutow

New York, NY

Rabbi Steve Gutow was recently appointed to the position of Visiting Scholar at NYU to organize a nation-wide interfaith advocacy program in selected cities. He is also a political advisor for J Street to advise on certain Congressional...

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, D.D. Senior Rabbi

New York, NY

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. She was installed as CBST’s first rabbi in 1992, arriving at the height of the AIDS crisis when the synagogue was in desperate need of pastoral care...

Rabbi Peter S. Knobel

Evanston, IL

Rabbi Peter S. Knobel has been Beth Emet’s spiritual leader since 1980, encouraging stimulating interaction between clergy and congregants with the goal of infusing deeper Jewish meaning into the lives of individual members and the...

Rabbi Charles Kroloff

New York, NY

Rabbi Charles Kroloff served as Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, NJ, for 36 years. He is the past president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the largest rabbinic organization in the world. Rabbi Kroloff is a...

Rabbi Richard N. Levy

Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi RIchard Levy is immediate past Director of the School of Rabbinic Studies at the Los Angeles campus of the Hebrew Union College and now the Rabbi of the Campus Synagogue. He is a past president of the Central Conference of...

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann

Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann is founder and rabbi of Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives: Building a Progressive Jewish Community in Brooklyn. Rabbi Lippmann is the former East Coast Director of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and former...

Rabbi Andrea London

Evanston, Il

Rabbi Andrea London is a nationally recognized Jewish leader who has served at Beth Emet since 2000 and was named the congregation’s Senior Rabbi in July 2010. Social justice activism is an integral part of Rabbi London’s...

Rabbi John Rosove

Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi John L. Rosove assumed his duties as Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel of Hollywood in November 1988. A native of Los Angeles, he earned a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley (1972), a Masters in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union...

Rabbi Julie Saxe Taller

San Francisco, CA

A Jewish educator who believes deeply in our responsibility to help repair the world, Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller joined the clergy at Congregation Sherith Israel in July 2004, shortly after she was ordained at the New York campus of Hebrew...

Rabbi Amy Small

Burlington, VT

Rabbi Small has served congregations in New Jersey, Michigan and Indiana. She is a past president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, where she served on the board for many years. She is a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders...

Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Newton, MA

Rabbi Toba Spitzer has served Congregation Dorshei Tzedek since she was ordained in 1997 at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). Rabbi Spitzer is a popular teacher of courses on Judaism and economic justice, Reconstructionist...

Rabbi David Teutsch

Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi David Teutsch, Ph.D., directs the Center for Jewish Ethics at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) and is a widely known author and organizational consultant. His books include A Guide to Jewish Practice: Shabbat and...

Rabbi Lennard Thal

New York, NY

From 1973 to 1982, Rabbi Lennard Thal served first as Assistant Dean and then Associate Dean at the L.A. campus of HUC. In 1982, he assumed the position of Regional Director of the UAHC (now URJ) for its Pacific Southwest Council, based ...

Rabbi Burt Visotzky

New York, NY

Rabbi Burton Visotzky serves as Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the Louis Stein Director of the Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at JTS. Visotzky...

Rabbi Martin Weiner

San Francisco, CA

Following his ordination, Rabbi Weiner was assistant, associate and co-rabbi at Temple Oheb Shalom of Baltimore, Maryland. He served as chair of the Baltimore chapter of the American Jewish Committee, was on the state board of the ACLU ...