Mark S. Freedman
Ben J. Genet
Finance and Administration
Evan Glasser & Lisa Henry
Financial Resource Development (FRD)
Bruce Greenberg & Gary Marks
Education & Engagement
Shir Keidan & Lance Lvovsky
Young Leadership Division
Community Relations Council
Marketing & Communications
Government & Community Relations
Jewish Community Foundation
Immediate Past Board Chair/Governance and Nomination
Past Board Chairs
EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER
Audra P. Berg
President / Chief Executive Officer
(954) 252-6962 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Chief Financial Officer
(954) 252-6921 | email@example.com
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.
Executive Director, Public Affairs
(954) 660-2078 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Chief Philanthropy Officer
(954) 660-2085 | email@example.com
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.
Chief Operating Officer
(954) 252-6959 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Rabbi Arnie Samlan
Chief Jewish Education Officer
(954) 660-2073 | email@example.com
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.
(954) 252-6971 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
(954) 252-6918 | email@example.com
Young Leadership Division Director
(954) 660-2082 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Jewish Engagement, March of the Living
(954) 252-6971 | email@example.com
Accounts Payable Specialist
(954) 660 - 2079 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Digital Marketing and Media Manager
(954) 252 - 6903 | email@example.com
Campus Security Manager
(954) 252 - 6972 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(954) 252-6940 | email@example.com
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.
(954) 252-6976 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Chai Care Manager
(954) 252-6952 | email@example.com
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.
(954) 660-2074 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chai Care Director
(954) 252-6952 | email@example.com
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.
(954) 252-6924 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
(954) 252-6941 | email@example.com
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.
Manager, Israel Education and Engagement
(954) 252-6958 | firstname.lastname@example.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!
Eastside & Israel Missions Director
(954) 368-8749 | email@example.com
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.
(954) 252-6900 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
(954) 252-6911 | email@example.com
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.
Women's Philanthropy Assistant Director
(954) 252-6925 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
(954) 252-6922 | email@example.com
Yolanda Joined the JFBC as a Administrative Assistant in July of 2022. Prior to joining the Federation Yolanda worked as a Loan Administrator and Collections specialist for BBT bank for 10 years. Yolanda also has a background in Human Resources and Recruitment. Yolanda enjoys working closely with others and hopes to make a valuable contribution to the organization and the community.
(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.
Senior VP - Annual Campaign Director
(954) 252-6936 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Major Gifts Officer
(954) 252-6977 | email@example.com
Debra recently joined the Jewish Federation of Broward County, coming on board as a Major Gifts Officer. Debra has served the Jewish philanthropic community in South Florida for over 25 years. She served as an Assistant Director and Development Associate at the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science for the last 23 years. Debra has a passion for working with the Jewish community to enrich the culture, building strong relationships, and developing community.
Director of Educational Excellence, Talent & Relationship Manager; Director LIFE & LEGACY Program
(954) 660-2076 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
VP - Strategic Funding Impact
(954) 252-6970 | email@example.com
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.
VP - Corporate & Business Development
(954) 252-6945 | firstname.lastname@example.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".
FRD Operations Manager
(954) 252-6974 | email@example.com
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.
Vice President - Donor Relationship Manager
(954) 252-6959 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Sydney Gorodetsky Rubin
Philanthropic Affinity Manager
(954) 252-6886 | email@example.com
Sydney has been working for the Federation since June 2016 and is now the Philanthropic Affinity Manager. She is a UF graduate and has her Master in Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University. Sydney's favorite part of working for Federation is having the opportunity to meet and work with people in the Broward community and showing them what incredible projects Federation supports.
Senior Human Resources Manager
(954) 252-6979 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Business and Professionals Development Associate
(954) 252-6902 | email@example.com
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.
(954) 660-2081 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
PJ Library® Director
(954) 252-6948 | email@example.com
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.
(954) 252-6933 | firstname.lastname@example.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.”
Vice President of Finance
(954) 252-6917 | email@example.com
Stephenie joined the Federation in 2002 as a Staff Accountant and currently serves as the Vice President of Finance, with Human Resources responsibilities as well. She is graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B. A. in Business Administration. Stephenie believes that her employment at the Federation is more than job; she considers it to be a mission. She is grateful to be a part of an organization that has such a positive impact on people in our local community and throughout the world. Stephenie's community involvement includes serving as Treasurer of a local non-profit organization, Vice Chair of a Public Art Board and facilitator for a Financial Peace University (a national personal finance education program).
Debra Kudish Zablotsky
Director of Women's Philanthropy
(954) 252-6923 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Director of Campus Maintenance Operations
Born in Haifa, Israel, Avi served in the Israeli Defense Forces for four years as a paratrooper during the Yom Kippur War. He moved to the United States in 1980, has two sons, Ron and Mike, is engaged to Keren, and is the proud grandparent of Ava and Emily. Avi worked at the David Posnack JCC since 1988, before transferring to the Jewish Federation of Broward County as the Director of Campus Operations. During this time, he oversaw the building's last construction phase and the Davie campus facility's opening. Avi enjoys playing basketball, where he played on the J's league for 20 years. Working in the Jewish community is a mission, not a job. It is crucial for Avi that every Jew who walks on campus is comfortable, happy, and accepted. He hopes that the JCC and Federation continue to stay at the center of the community for many years to come.