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Alan Cohn
Board Chair

Alan Cohn

Board Chair

Audra P. Berg

President and CEO

Doug Berman

Lindsey Glantz

Cindi Jacobs

Esther Shacket

Seth Wise

Board Vice Chairs

Peter Berg


Jeffrey Sopshin


Keith Goldmann

Assistant Secretary

Jeffrey Sandler

Foundation Chair

Board Members

Lauren Alperstein

Eric Antmann

Joanna Clarkson

Ivy Feinstein

Debbie Gober

Bruce Greenberg

Sheryl Greenwald

Bill Gross

Lisa Henry

Walter Katz

Denise Lettau

Leslie Linevsky

Marc Lowell

Lance Lvovsky

Gary Marks

Avi Naider

Gil Neuman

Dan Newman

Sheryl Raskin

Andrew Rosen

Paul Rosenberg

Carolyn Shapir

David Silver

Drew Tabatchnick

Selma Telles

Susan Weisman

Diane Wilen

Executive Committee

Lori Ben-Ezra
Annual Campaign

Peter Berg
Finance and Administration

Joanna Clarkson

Lisa Henry & Sheryl Raskin
Strategic Impact

Debbie Gober
Financial Resource Development (FRD)

Bruce Greenberg & Gary Marks
Education & Engagement

Eric Antmann & Lance Lvovsky
Young Leadership Division

Denise Lettau
Community Relations Council

Leslie Linevsky
Women's Philanthropy 

Marc Lowell
Marketing & Communications

Dan Newman

Rochelle Golub
Government & Community Relations

Andrew Rosen
Major Gifts

Jeffrey Sandler
Jewish Community Foundation

Bob Schneider
Immediate Past Board Chair/Governance and Nomination


Past Board Chairs

Barry Alter

Allan Baer

Howard Barron

Gordon Deckelbaum

David Garfinkle

Debbie Gober

Laura Goldblum

Stephen Jackman

Paul Lehrer

Peter Livingston

Sheldon Polish(z"l)

Martin Press

Ronald Rothschild

Bob Schneider

David Schulman

Sammy Schulman

Brian Sherr

Stanley Spatz

Karen Zemel



Selma Telles


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Audra P. Berg

President / Chief Executive Officer

(954) 252-6962 | aberg@jewishbroward.org

Audra P. Berg has served the Jewish community in professional leadership roles for more than 25 years. Before joining the Jewish Federation of Broward County, she served as the Vice President of Leadership Engagement and Board Relations, at the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, where she oversaw all aspects of governance and volunteer leadership development, involving hundreds of volunteer leaders throughout JUF and its agencies. She managed operations for Jewish United Funds’s 90-member Board of Directors, and spearheaded leadership engagement and talent development throughout the organization. Audra, also sits as the current Board Chair of JPro, a huge accomplishment as she is the youngest woman and first non-CEO to serve.

Audra is Florida native, having grown up here in Broward County. She is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned a bachelor’s degree in religion. She is an alumnus of the Wexner Heritage Program and a graduate of the Wexner Foundation Leadership Development Skills summit at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. She is a member of the advisory committee of Boardified, a former board member of University of Florida Hillel, and a former board member at Temple Sholom in Chicago.

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Heather Barraza

Chief Financial Officer

(954) 252-6921 | hbarraza@jewishbroward.org

Heather is the Chief Financial Officer. She graduated with a Masters of Taxation from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to her work at the Federation, Heather was a supervisor in the Tax and Accounting Department for the CPA firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra for nine years. Heather enjoys working with a great team of professional and lay leaders to ensure our organization's financial health and success in order to have the resources to work on solving challenges facing our community.

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Executive Director, Public Affairs

(954) 660-2078 | egoldman@jewishbroward.org

Evan Goldman joined the Federation in February 2018 as the Vice President of Community Planning and has extensive not-for-profit, government and private sector experience in the areas of public policy, organizational development, law, grassroots advocacy, fundraising and communications strategy. Prior to joining the Federation, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Helping Abused, Neglected, Disadvantaged Youth (HANDY) and held successive leadership positions at the Children's Services Council of Broward County. Evan earned a B.A. from American University and J.D. from the University of Miami. He is inspired each and every day by the unyielding commitment of Federation professionals and lay leaders to tikkun olam.

Keith Goldmann

Keith Goldmann

Chief Philanthropy Officer

(954) 660-2085 | kgoldmann@jewishbroward.org

Keith is currently the Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Federation of Broward County. He began working for the Federation in March 2005. He has his Bachelor Degree in Finance and Economics and prior to joining the Federation team over fifteen years ago, he was the Associate Director of the United Way of Miami-Dade. Keith's favorite part of working as part of the Federation team is getting to meet many people from all walks of life with a common goal of assisting Jewish people locally and globally.

Pamela Gottlieb

Senior Vice President - Annual Campaign Director

(954) 252-6936 | pgottlieb@jewishbroward.org

Pamela is a CPA who joined the Federation team in 2001 and has held a number of roles, including PAC Director, Business & Professionals Director, Women's Executive Circle Director, Major Gifts Director, Campaign Director, Vice President Senior Donor Relationship Manager, and is currently the Senior Vice President, Annual Campaign Director.  She has her degree in Accounting and is passionate about making an impact in the Jewish community. Pamela's favorite part about working for the Federation is interacting with our passionate, dedicated donors and helping them make their philanthropic dreams come true.

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Lior Ofir

Chief Operating Officer

(954) 252-6959 | lofir@jewishbroward.org

Lior has over 15 years of leadership experience in governmental, profit & non-profit spaces, in addition to serving in the Israeli elite IDF Naval Commando Unit (the Israeli equivalent to the U.S. Navy Seals) for five years.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, and a B.A. in Business from Richman University.

In 2019 Lior founded a non-profit organization- StandStrong, with the mission to empower and reinforce the Jewish identity of our next generation, build their self-esteem and self-confidence. The focus of the organization is teenagers that are being bullied or face antisemitism.

He has been a speaker for Birthright, StandWithUs, Federations, and many other community groups, talking about Israel and Leadership.

His life’s mission is to help the Jewish community, and for him, joining the Jewish Federation of Broward County is his greatest opportunity to serve this purpose.


Joy Dawn Prevor

Vice President, Special Projects

(954) 252-6951 | jprevor@jewishbroward.org

Joy Dawn Prevor will join the Jewish Federation of Broward County as our Vice President, Special Projects. Joy is a senior nonprofit executive who has worked extensively in the Jewish communal sector for 20+ years. During her career in the fundraising and nonprofit management sector, Joy has served as the Chief Development Officer at Miami Jewish Health, Vice President of the National Campaign at Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and in multiple roles at UJA-Federation of New York where she was the Director of the Wall Street and Financial Services Division and then Associate Director overseeing several affinity campaigns. Most recently, Joy directed the Elevate Leadership program at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

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Rabbi Arnie Samlan

Chief Jewish Education Officer

(954) 660-2073 | asamlan@jewishbroward.org

Rabbi Arnie leads the Orloff Department of Jewish Education and Engagement. Over his 40+ year career as a Jewish educational leader, he has served in lead roles in Jewish communal agencies as well as in synagogues, Zionist organizations, and summer camps. He specializes in sharing his passion for Jewish living, learning and leadership and in developing and supporting our community's work in Jewish and Israel engagement.


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Galit Alboukrek

Director of Teen Engagement Experiences

(954) 660-2077 | galboukrek@jewishbroward.org

Galit was born and raised in Broward County. She joined the Broward Jewish Federation in July 2023 as the Director, Teen Engagement Experiences. As Director of Teen Engagement Experiences, Galit serves as Broward Regional Director of the March of the Living. She attended the March of the Living in 2016 with Broward and in 2019 with the Emerging Leaders program. Galit has spent the past few years teaching at Posnack Hochberg Lower School. In addition, Galit administers and facilitates the committees which award scholarships for Israel Programs for High School students and Jewish Sleep Away Summer Camps together with the One Happy Camper program. She is excited to share her passion and make an impact on the teens in Broward County.


Paulette Ancrum

Administrative Assistant

(954) 252-6971 | pancrum@jewishbroward.org

Paulette joined the Federation team in August 2018 as the Administrative Assistant to the Orloff Department of Education and Engagement. She brings over 13 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She enjoys working with a team of professionals who truly love and support our local community and people throughout the world.


Mara Appel

Digital Marketing Manager

(954) 252-6903 | mappel@jewishbroward.org

Mara was born and raised in Broward County and proudly joined the Jewish Federation as the Digital Marketing Manager in July of 2023. She is an alumna of the University of North Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and earned a Master’s Degree in Communications and Media Studies from Lynn University. Mara has eight years of progressive experience developing and executing successful marketing and social media campaigns. She is eager to enhance the Federation’s digital presence across all our platforms.

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Eric Baetke

Network Administrator

(954) 252-6918 | ebaetke@jewishbroward.org

Eric joined the Broward Federation in 2022 as a Network Administrator. He has over 15 years of IT experience in various industries and is looking forward to bringing his knowledge and expertise to the Jewish Federation of Broward County. He is excited to be working with an organization that strives to better and enrich the lives of our local communities
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Rochelle Baltuch

Vice President- Jewish Engagement, March of the Living

(954) 252-6971 | rbaltuch@jewishbroward.org

Rochelle joined Orloff CAJE in 1991 as Assistant Director in South Broward, after serving as Education Director at Adath Yeshurun in North Miami Beach for 13 years.   Her participation in the first March of the Living in 1988, and seeing the impact it makes on all participants, led to her being named Regional Director upon joining CAJE, a position she still currently holds.. The March is her passion and she looks forward to reconnecting with our alumni and continuing to increase numbers, both teens and adults, along with helping the Jewish Federation of Broward County grow  support for this incredible program. In addition, Rochelle administers and facilitates the committees which award scholarships for Israel Programs for High School students and Jewish Sleep Away Summer Camps together with the One Happy Camper program.
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Pilar Batlle

Accounts Payable Specialist

(954) 660 - 2079 | pbatlle@jewishbroward.org

Pilar comes to us with more than 7 years of accounting experience in Jewish nonprofit organizations and most recently was the Accounting Coordinator at Jewish Family Home Care.  She brings a proven track record of success in the accounts payable and accounting area, which will be invaluable to the Federation.

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Joey Carter

Campus Security Manager

(954) 252 - 6972 |  jcarter@jewishbroward.org

Joey comes to us from the Broward County School system where he has spent the past 8 years as a Campus Security Specialist.  Prior to that, he served in the US Navy for over 17 years in various security positions. He brings a proven track record of success in the providing a safe and secure working environment, which will be invaluable to the Federation.
Aya Casden

Operations Associate

(954) 252-6940 | acasden@jewishbroward.org

Aya was raised in Broward County as an active part of the Jewish community, and joined the Federation as the Operations Associate in January of 2023. She is an alumna of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Aya is excited to make an impact within the Jewish community, and hopes to help support the foundation of connection that makes the local community flourish.


Executive Assistant

(954) 252-6976 | achiero@jewishbroward.org

Longtime Broward County resident Angela Chiero is proud to join the Jewish Federation of Broward County as Executive Assistant.  Prior to assisting the C-suite, Angela oversaw office operations at two well-known South Florida firms. She is very excited to now be collaborating with JFBC's team and partners, to deliver value to the community.

Susan Chusid | Jewish Federation of Broward County

Chai Care Manager

(954) 252-6952 | schusid@jewishbroward.org

Susan joined the professional team of the Federation in May 2021 as Chai Care Manager. Susan is a registered nurse with over 35 years’ experience in the nursing profession in Hospice Care, Home Health Care, Clinical Medical Chart Review and as School Nurse.  She will be working closely with our legacy donors assessing, implementing care plans and advocacy for them. Susan is passionate in helping and caring for our donors as they age.

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Erin Cohen

Director of Community Impact

(954) 660-2074 | erincohen@jewishbroward.org

Erin grew up in Broward County and is thrilled to be giving back to her community by joining the team at Federation! She is a proud alumna of the University of North Florida (class of 2015) with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science. While in college, Erin served on her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta’s Executive Board as CAO and COO. Erin pursued her Master’s Degree in History in Dublin, Ireland graduating with First Class Honors from University College Dublin in 2016.  Erin graduated from the Horizon’s Leadership Development program in 2019 and served as Education Co-Chair with Federation’s Young Leadership Division for two terms. Erin previously worked at the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center and is honored to join the Federation’s team to help “repair the world” one step at a time by ensuring that our friends in the community and around the world are best equipped with resources and funding opportunities.
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Chai Care Director

 (954) 252-6952 | ecohen@jewishbroward.org

Esther Cohen joined the professional team of the Jewish Federation of Broward County in September, 2018 as Chai Care Director, a program of the Jewish Community Foundation. Prior to joining the federation, Esther worked in the medical and health care profession for over 35 years, having the knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical and hospice marketing experience and care management. 

Esther will work closely with our donors and legacy donors (aged 65+) in educating and advocacy for their on-going needs, in enhancing the donor relationship with the federation and the foundation and in providing outreach in the community. 

Esther loves the fact that at the federation she can perform "Tikkun Olam" each and every day, feeling truly blessed to make a difference in people's lives and helping those in need.


Administrative Assistant

(954) 252-6924 | acuneo@jewishbroward.org

Amber joined the Jewish Federation of Broward County as an Administrative Assistant in Spring 2022. Amber grew up in Broward County, and has always lived closely with the Jewish community. When she learned that there was a way for her to work with the community while simultaneously helping those in need, she knew this was where she was supposed to be. She is excited to grow with the company, and the local Jewish community.

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Renee Davis

Office Administrator

(954) 252-6941 | rdavis@jewishbroward.org

Renee joined the Federation team in October 2018 after working for Orloff CAJE for three years. Renee’s employment background includes administration of her family construction company, serving as a Reading Intervention Coach for an FSU study, and working as an early education Preschool Director in traditional, religious and Montessori schools. She served 8 years as the Treasurer of the Broward Association for the Education of Young Children and as a planning member of the annual Florida Association for the Education of Young Children State Conference. Renee is excited to work on a team which promotes integrity in work and meaningful philanthropy.

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Director of Community Engagement

 (954) 368-8749 | ldonner@jewishbroward.org

Lital grew up in Tel-Aviv, Israel.  She served for 5 years in the education unit of the IDF and achieved the rank of Officer. Lital trained new immigrants to Israel (Olim), providing them the tools to learn Hebrew, understand the Israeli and Jewish story and become acclimated within Israeli society. The passion for Jewish education led Lital to work for Taglit – Birthright Israel after her army service, study Jewish education in Seminar-Hakibutzim college in Tel-Aviv, and become a Jewish Agency Israel Fellow at Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, educating and connecting college students to Israel. After three years of bringing Israel to campus, Lital moved on to her next chapter of professional work as Director of Youth and Family Programming at Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland.
Living in the diaspora has made a great impact on Lital's understanding of the importance of a united Jewish community; it is a family. Lital is committed to connecting our Jewish community to Israel as well as connecting people to people - anywhere.
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Valentino D'Ottavio

Database Operations Assistant

 (954) 368-8747 | vdottavio@JewishBroward.org

Val joined the Broward Federation in late November of 2022 as a Database Operations Assistant. He has previously worked and has experience with databases. He is excited to be working with an organization that strives to better and enrich the lives of our local communities.

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 (954) 252-6900 | adrummond@jewishbroward.org

Antoinette Drummond joined the Federation in May of 2019.  Antoinette worked as a receptionist for Anda Pharmaceutical in Weston for 5 years, prior to that Pan American Airlines and a retiree of American Airlines, as the receptionist for this establishment, it gives me great pleasure to see how committed and dedicated everyone is to make this world a better place. I enjoy traveling and hope to visit Israel someday.


Marketing Director

 (954) 252-6911 | aerez@jewishbroward.org

Amy Erez is a marketing and communications professional with 18 years of experience. In her last role, she directed all marketing for 17 programs and services, community events, advertising, public relations, and internal and external communications at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC (MARJCC) in North Miami Beach. Since joining the MARJCC in 2020 as the Director of Marketing, Amy has implemented several measures to increase community engagement, including launching and maintaining a new website and tripling the number of followers on the MARJCC's social media platforms.

Before joining the MARJCC, she served as the Director of Marketing for three major healthcare institutions, including Broward Health Medical Center, Baptist Hospital of Miami, and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. 

Amy grew up on Miami Beach and currently lives in Aventura with her teenage son, Dylan.

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Director of Development

(954) 252-6925 | jflansbaum@jewishbroward.org

Julie joined the Federation Team shortly after moving to Broward County from New York City in August 2014.  Julie has held several roles, including Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, CDO, and COO and Women’s Philanthropy Associate and is currently Women’s Philanthropy Assistant Director. She is passionate about making a difference in our community. She holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College and a BA in Government from Franklin and Marshall College. She served as a Director of an early childhood activities center in Manhattan for twelve years. In addition, Julie worked in the fashion industry first in menswear at the Giorgio Armani Showroom and then switched to womenswear and worked as a merchandiser in the Anne Klein Showroom. Julie enjoys being able to interact with our donors and members of the community.

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Campus Maintenance Manager

(954) 252-6901 | rfundaminsky@jewishbroward.org

Ronnie is a seasoned maintenance professional with over 20 years of experience in construction and renovation. He has held multiple superintendent positions on several multimillion dollar projects.  In addition, he has a well-rounded mechanical and hydraulics background as well.  Ronnie has been a member of our local community for over 15 years and we are excited to have him join the Jewish Federation of Broward County.

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Tammy-Lynn Gonzalez

Administrative Assistant

(954) 252-6939 | TGonzalez@jewishbroward.org

Tammy-Lynn joined the Federation team in April of 2019, after serving 15 years with a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe.  She has a total of 35 years of administrative support in the government, legal and private sectors. She currently serves the Jewish communities as an Administrative Assistant for the Philanthropy Department. Tammy-Lynn appreciates the Jewish Federation of Broward County and their ability to maintain their original mission of providing exemplary social services through compassionate and comprehensive programs that help people stay healthy and productive.



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Director of Development

(954) 252-6977 | ekronick@jewishbroward.org

Erica is a development professional with over 18 years of experience, including extensive and comprehensive knowledge of Jewish nonprofit fundraising. She has held positions in research, development, and major gifts throughout her career at UJA Federation and the Anti-Defamation League in New York. Erica has also served as a consultant for various organizations, including Solomon Schechter schools and Maimonides Medical Center. Erica’s ability to connect with individuals, understand their interests and motivations, and effectively communicate the impact of the Federation’s work will help cultivate a sense of involvement and commitment among the Jewish community of Broward County.


Director of Finance

(954) 252-6917 | rlane@jewishbroward.org

We are delighted to welcome Robin Lane to the Jewish Federation of Broward County as our Director of Finance. With over 30 years of experience in finance, including valuable tenure in the nonprofit sector, Robin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. Her previous roles, including Director of Finance at Flite Center and Accounting Manager for John Knox Village have equipped her with the skills and insights necessary to excel in this position.

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Director of Development

(954) 660-2076 | jlevenson@jewishbroward.org

Judy joined Orloff CAJE in 2017, before they merged with the Jewish Federation of Broward County in 2018. Judy is a highly creative, dynamic and results driven nonprofit professional with expertise in development and education. She has over 25 combined years of leadership experience generating increased support and creative programming, event planning, curriculum development, relationship building and fundraising experience. She is excited to use her combined background of educational opportunities, event planning  and fundraising to help the Jewish Federation of Broward County reach the support needed to help make our community even better.

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Barbara Levin

Vice President - Community Impact

(954) 252-6970 | blevin@jewishbroward.org

Barbara joined the Federation in July 2016, after a long career in direct services, having served as lead job developer, manager, director, and executive director with nonprofits serving refugees, blind adults, senior citizens, children with special needs and low-income families. She holds a Master's degree in education and absolutely loves being able to work with the Broward Jewish community to strengthen agencies, impact lives, and build up our community, through the work we do here at the Federation.

Alona Geysman

Vice President - Development

(954) 252-6945 | alevine@jewishbroward.org

Alona moved from Toronto, Canada to start her career at the Federation in 2012. Originally born in Ukraine, and having made Aliyah to Israel as a child and then eventually to Canada, Alona understands first-hand the great impact Federation has had on her own family's life, as well as other former-Soviet Jews. Upon graduating from York University with a double degree in Psychology and Law & Society, Alona chose to work in the Jewish non-profit sector as a way of ‘paying it forward' and worked at Hillel of Greater Toronto coordinating Birthright Israel trips and doing outreach for Russian Jewish students. Alona says, "I am forever in debt to the Jewish community and the generous donors who had saved my family and had given me the opportunity to be where I am today".

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Administrative Assistant

(954) 252-6922 | amathis@jewishbroward.org

Arlisha was raised in Wilmington, Delaware and moved to Broward county in 2009. With a background in foster care, she has always had a heart for underserved populations. She brings with her 4 years experience in marketing project management and 3 years of nursing experience.  Lish is a proud mother of 1 and a self-proclaimed comic book connoisseur. She is excited to learn more about the Jewish community while making an impact.

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Kawai Moore

FRD Operations Manager

 (954) 252-6974 | kmoore@jewishbroward.org

Kawai joined the Broward Federation in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant for the Annual Campaign. She comes with over 20 years of experience working in Jewish non-profits including the Anti-Defamation League and most recently the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Kawai comes with a strong technology background and is proud to use her skills to further the goals of such a dynamic and caring organization like Broward Federation.

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Sharon Ness

Vice President - Development

 (954) 252-6959 | sness@jewishbroward.org

Sharon has worked for the Federation for a total of seventeen years. Sharon worked at the South Broward Federation for five years as the Executive Director of the Women's Division, before becoming the Executive Director of Israel Bonds for Broward County, Dade County, the Keys, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Following Israel Bonds, Sharon became a Director at American Friends of The Hebrew University in South Florida. Sharon rejoined the Federation professional team in 2007. Sharon has devoted her career to serving Israel and the underprivileged and she feels blessed to make a difference in people's lives.

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Elian Oppenheim

Manager, Israel Education and Engagement

(954) 252-6958 | eoppenheim@jewishbroward.org

Elian joined the Federation in September 2021, as the new Manager, Israel Education and Engagement. Elian was born in Caracas, Venezuela and made her first move to South Florida as a 13 year old. After graduating from David Posnack Jewish Day School, Elian moved to Israel where she received a BA in Persuasive Communications and a MA in Strategic Communications and Digital Media from the IDC in Herzliya, currently known as Reichman University. After living in Israel for 6 years, Elian decided to move back to South Florida where her family has been a part of the Broward Jewish Community since 2004. After a couple of years in the private sector, Elian joined the non-profit world as the Associate Area Director for AIPAC in Broward County. She is excited for this new step in her career at JFBC!

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Andrea Patterson

Administrative Assistant

(954) 660-2083 | apatterson@jewishbroward.org

Andrea joined the Federation in February 2024 as an Administrative Assistant. She leverages over a decade of experience and expertise in supporting top level executives. Throughout her career, she has earned the reputation as a resourceful and communicative, multi-tasking across a broad spectrum of responsibilities to ensure executives can optimize their time and energy in the most positive way possible. A proud mother of three boys who values family time. She is excited to join this warm family here at Jewish Federation of Broward, and to make valuable impact with every possible way to enhancement of the community! 


Dawn Singer

Senior Human Resources Manager

 (954) 252-6979 | dsinger@jewishbroward.org

Dawn is the Senior Human Resources Manager and has been an HR Business Partner for more than 20 years.  She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Human Resources Development and has a flair for helping people work more strategically, efficiently and with a sense of humor.  Prior to joining the Federation, Dawn was the Human Resources Director for Jewish Family Home Care.

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Leor Smilen

Administrative Assistant

 (954) 252-6942 | asmilen@jewishbroward.org

Leor Smilen was raised in Broward County and has always been an active member of the Jewish and Israeli community. She attended Nova Southeastern University and holds Batchlers Degrees in both Education and History. While in school she did extensive studies on the Holocaust and took part in a travel study. Leor also has 4 years of experience in businesses management.

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Sophie Steckerl

Director of Corporate and Business Development

(954) 252-6902 | ssteckerl@jewishbroward.org

Sophie is the Business and Professions Development Associate. She was born and raised in Colombia, but now resides in South Florida. Sophie received her Bachelor’s Degree in both International Business and Jewish Studies at Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida. During this time, she also completed an Independent Study with Dr. Yudit Greenberg about Secular Jewish Women Defying Cultural and Societal Stigmas. Throughout college Sophie was also an active member of her schools Hillel. After graduation, she pursued her MBA at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. One of Sophie’s favorite aspects of working at the Federation includes getting to connect with Jewish business leaders, in order to make a positive impact in the Broward community, Israel, and across the world.

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Beverly To

Administrative Assistant

(954) 660-2081 | bto@jewishbroward.org

Prior to joining the Jewish Federation of Broward County, Beverly served as Senior Administrative Assistant and Lifecycle Coordinator at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, Temple Shaaray Tefila, and Temple Israel Center of White Plains in New York. Beverly also previously worked in the manufacturing and merchandising departments for a fine jewelry & diamond distributor in New York City. Beverly claims to be a food and wine connoisseur and her hobbies include book club, hiking, and spending time with her three beautiful children.

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Marney Tokar

PJ Library® Director

 (954) 252-6948 | pjlibrary@jewishbroward.org

Nine years into her “encore career”, Marney Tokar is the PJ Library® Director in Broward County. Three decades of experience as a Jewish Early Childhood Director and community leader provided her the knowledge, skills and networking abilities to launch PJ in Broward in 2011.

Her passion and desire to bring Jewish values, customs and traditions to families with children who have Judaism as part of their lives, has propelled the growth of PJ Library.

Marney loves connecting with families (in person and now virtually) and getting acknowledged as the "lady that sends the books!" Married to Bob for 44 years, she is most proud of her role as “PJ Grandma” to her three grandsons: Ryder, Cody and Reid.

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Evelyn Wiesenberg

Accounts Receivable

 (954) 252-6933 | ewiesenberg@jewishbroward.org

Evelyn joined the Federation team in 2021 as the Accounts receivable Specialist.  Evelyn has over 10 years of experience in bookkeeping and finance in non-profit organizations and other industries.  Evelyn has been an active volunteer in Jewish activities for the JCC and her spiritual Community.

Graduated in Marketing and Finance from FIU with other specialty classes in Management and International Business development. 

Evelyn shows passion for her job and is happy to be part of the Federation family.  “ As I see it the Federation gives our Jewish Community the support they need when they need it,  and that only can be achieved by the effort of an amazing group of people who work together with only one goal to give to the ones in the community that needed the most.” 

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Debra Kudish Zablotsky

Vice President- Women's Philanthropy

 (954) 252-6923 | dzablotsky@jewishbroward.org

Debra is a Jewish community professional with nearly twenty years of experience in fundraising and leadership development. Debra has served as the North Dade Director of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, where she oversaw the North Dade campaign, working with the board on leadership development, events, and many community campaign initiatives.

Previously, Debra worked at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee as an Associate Area Director and with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Debra grew up in Plantation and lives in Hollywood with her husband, Andrew and son Liam.