Our Team

Board Member List

Chairman:  Stephen Jackman
Treasurer:  Richard Drath
Secretary: Ellen Sredni
Chair, Business Ventures: Seth Wise
Vice Chair, Personnel:  Wendi Norris
Vice Chair, Governance: Ivy Feinstein
Vice Chair, Development: Diane Weinbrum
Co-Chair, Events: Amy Stolberg
Co-Chair, Events: Eris Sandler
Community Engagement Liaison: Marcy Hoffman
Community Engagement Liaison: Sharon Schwartz

Vice Chair-At-Large

Alan B. Cohn

Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Sheldon Ross

Board Members

Jodi Berman
Doug Cohen
Benjamin Genet
Barbara Goldberg
Jane Levy
Marc Lowell
Ronit Neuman
Eris Sandler
Steve Topel
Gary Press
Zachary Hoffman
Doug Jacobs

Leadership Circle

Seth Wise – Chair
John E. Abdo
Carla Albano
Marcia Barry-Smith
George Cann
Dr. Stanley Goodman
Pearl Goodman
Jarett Levan
Albert Miniaci
Beatriz Miniaci


Senior Leadership

President & CEO: Lisa J. Rahman, MBA
Chief Financial Officer: Kathie J. Mendez, CPA
Chief Operating Officer: Steve Pearl
Chief Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Health: Jessica J. Ruiz, Psy.D.
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications: Nancy Teitelbaum
Corporate Development: Jennifer Cohen
IT Director: Shaikh Ali
Human Resources: Philip Sokolov


Director, Financial Assistance: Barbara Bailin
Director of Care Management Services & Family Link: Lori Canter, MSW, CMC
Director, Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program: Eric Troy, LMHC
Joshua’s Path Manager: Sharlene Glassman
Director, Volunteers: Pamela Carre
Grant Manager: JoAnn Arnowitz
Director, The Cupboard: Lourdes Fiegler

Since 1962, JFS has been serving Broward County and enriching thousands of lives.
Each donation helps us continue our mission.

Let’s make a difference


We can always use a helping hand.

Volunteer Opportunities

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We've Got Plenty to Look Forward to

Upcoming Events
Jan 27

Breaking the Silence Luncheon

01/27/2019 10:00AM Signature Grand, 6900 W State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317 View Event
Feb 5

Graceful Aging Circle Discussion Group

02/05/2019 2:30PM-3:30PM Young Israel Chabad of Century Village - 13600 SW 10th Street • Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 View Event
Feb 6

Peace of Mind Group Tamarac

02/06/2019 10:00am - 11:00am | Cost: FREE Tamarac Community Center | 8601 W Commercial Blvd | Tamarac, FL 33351 View Event

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