Our Leadership & Partners

2021-22 Board of Directors

The success of The Jewish Federation depends largely on the dedicated volunteer leaders, representing the diversity of our community, who serve on our board and committees:
Elisa Schindler Frankel, President
Elisa Spungen Bildner, Vice President
Richard Slutzky, Vice President
Jennifer Sacon, Vice President
Natalie Matus, Vice President
Stephanie Ilberg-Lamm, Secretary
Judy Usow, Treasurer
Judith Cook
Josh Cutler
Kathy Fraker
Jane Glaser
Jane Karlin
Leslie Kozupsky
Stuart Masters
Gail Orenstein
Tom Sawyer
Arlene Schiff
Leonard Schiller
Michael Ury
Michael Wasserman
Rabbi Seth Wax
Audrey Weiner

Community Partners

The strength of our community is in our network of affiliate Jewish Community organizations who, in partnership with the Federation, support Jewish life in the Berkshires. Three times a year the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires convenes the Rabbis and Leaders of affiliate organizations to discuss issues of community concern and coordinate programming.


In addition to its own programs, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires through its annual campaign provides direct funding, marketing, and collaborative support to a network of affiliate partners whose programs help us fulfill our mission:

Local Beneficiaries

Berkshire Hills Society of Israel Philatelists

Berkshire Minyan

Chabad of the Berkshires

Congregation Ahavath Sholom

Congregation Beth Israel

Congregation Knesset Israel

Hadassah National

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Jewish Women's Foundation

Temple Anshe Amunim

Jewish War Veterans, Louis Green Post #140

Overseas Beneficiaries

Through our Israel and Oversees allocations, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires sustains Jewish life and supports lifesaving humanitarian work through these global partners: