Judy Heicklen is the President of JOFA. She earned a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and the mother of two daughters and a son. She also serves on the Boards of the Drisha Institute and the Halachic Organ Donor Society.
Bat Sheva Marcus, PhD is one of the founders and the Clinical Director of The Medical Center for Female Sexuality. The Center, founded in 2000, is dedicated to helping women with a wide variety of sexual issues and has three centers in New York, in Westchester, NYC and Great Neck. Bat Sheva earned her PhD in Human Sexuality at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Marcus also holds a master’s... Read More →
Abigail Tambor volunteered for JOFA for many years before joining the board, working on branding, Shabbat T'lamdeini, The JOFA Journal editorial committee and as co-chair of the 6th International Conference Program Committee in 2007. She currently serves on the boards of JOFA, Yeshivat Maharat, Penn Hillel and Yavneh, a Partnership Minyan on the Upper East Side, where she also serves as Gabbait. She has been dedicated to developing greater... Read More →
A founding member of JOFA, Ronnie Becher served as Executive Vice President of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale for over twenty years. She was an active member of the Womens Tefilla of Riverdale and currently is on the board of Shachar, the Riverdale Partnership Minyan. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, Ronnie was a Wexner Heritage Fellow. She currently serves as the Educational Director of Beth El Nursery School in... Read More →
Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold recently joined Montreal’s Congregation Shaar Hashomayim as the Director of Education and Spiritual Enrichment. Previously, she served for six years as the Education and Ritual Director at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago. Rachel (pronounced “Rakhel”) is a founding member of the Orthodox Leadership Project, serves on the editorial board of the JOFA Journal, and was recognized as one of Chicago... Read More →
Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the President of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, the leading modern and open Orthodox rabbinical school in America, with over 85 alumni and 33 current students in a full-time, four-year course of study. For 18 years he served as the spiritual leader of Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation, a modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago. He received his ordination from Rav Ahron Soloveichik and Yeshivas Brisk in... Read More →
Leah Sarna is a senior Philosophy major at Yale University. She is a gabbai and co-director of Minyan Urim, the partnership Minyan at Yale, and a former co-president of Young Israel House at Yale, the Orthodox Community. She also co-directs Dwight Hall: the Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale and is a former co-director of the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project. Leah founded and now directs the only storage facility... Read More →
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