Our Leadership & Partners

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:
Arlene Schiff, President 
Elisa Spungen Bildner, Vice President
Richard Slutzky, Vice President
Natalie Matus, Vice President
Judy Usow, Treasurer
Stephanie Ilberg-Lamm, Secretary
Elisa Schindler Frankel, Immediate Past President
Amy Blumkin
Rebecca Cook Dubin
Josh Cutler
Kathy Fraker
Jane Glaser
Beryl Jolly
Jane Karlin
Leslie Kozupsky
Hank Maimin 
Stuart Masters
Liz Miller
Gail Orenstein
Jen Sacon
Bob Sandor
Tom Sawyer
Michael Wasserman
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: