Columbia Jewish Federation

Board of Directors

Columbia's Jewish Federation is a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors. These individuals, who dedicate considerable time and talent to enrich Jewish life and support Jews in need, work in concert with the Federation’s professional staff to advance organizational and communal goals.

Executive Board


David Palkovitz



Kenneth Berger

Immediate Past-President


Dr. Anny Zalesne



Meridith Goldstein



Evan Lowsky



Board of Directors


Michael Arnold

Jackie Dickman Babcock

Bryan Baker

Dr. Moss Blachman

James Cooper

Jerry Emanuel

Dr. Naomi Farber

Esther Greenberg

Alan Kahn

Jennifer Kahn

Symone Kimelman

Jerry Kline

Dr. David Kulbersh


  Jane Kulbersh

Dr. Jonathan Leader

Dr. David Lovit

Heidi Lovit

Dr. Henry Miller

Rabbi Meir Muller

Linda Orgain

Dr. Michelle Peterson

Dr. Cheri Shapiro

Dr. Saskia Coenen Snyder

Bill Stern

Patty Tucker

Todd Weiss