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Director, Congregational Networks
Shelley Schweitzer
212.452.6745, 330.327.0840 mobile

Based in Canton, OH; Eastern Time Zone

Key Lay Leadership
Steve Sacks, Chairman of the Board,
Lenore Mass, Central District Chair, 
Stephanie Garry, East District Chair,
Lois Rubin, South District Chair,
Laurie Sobelman, West District Chair,

Find Your Congregation's Contact

URJ Headquarters
633 Third Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10017

CCRJ and URJ Canada
#301-3845 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M3H 3N2

Sandy Levy, Coordinator
CCRJ Programming & Administration
416.630.0375 ext 223.
Based in Toronto, ON;
Eastern Time Zone

Geographic Congregational Network Teams

Supporting congregations in IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, Canada East of Winnipeg, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, Western NY, OH, Western PA, SD and WI.

Marla Goldberg
Congregational Network Director, Central
Based in Chicago, IL Central Time Zone

Sara Shapiro
Congregational Network Associate, Central
Based in Chicago, IL; Central Time Zone

Supporting congregations in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, PR, SC, TN, TX, VI, Bahamas.

Alan Kitey
Congregational Network Director, South
Based in Atlanta, GA; Eastern Time Zone

Scott Price
Congregational Network Associate, South
Based in Dallas, TX; Central Time Zone

Rabbi Brian Zimmerman
Congregational Network Rabbinic Director, South
Based in Dallas, TX; Central Time Zone


Supporting congregations in CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV.

Gila Hadani Ward
Congregational Network Director, East
Based in New York City, NY; Eastern Time Zone

Karen Sirota, Interim
212.452.6747, 215.740.0525 mobile,
Based in Philadelphia, PA; Eastern Time Zone

Supporting congregations in AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, Western Texas, UT, WA, WY, and the Canadian Provinces of AB, BC, and SK

Rabbi Janet Offel
Congregational Network Rabbinic Director, West
Based in Los Angeles, CA; Pacific Time Zone

Gabby Kozak
Congregational Network Associate, West
Based in Portland, OR; Pacific Time Zone

Small Congregations Network

Rabbi David Fine
Small Congregations Network Rabbinic Director

Based in Seattle, WA
Pacific Time Zone

Marcia Grossfeld
Small Congregations Network Director
Based in Dallas, TX
Central Time Zone

Merry Lugasy
Small Congregations Network Director
Based in Cleveland, OH Eastern Time Zone

Large Congregations Network

As President of the URJ, Rabbi Rick Jacobs is a part of every congregation's team along with

Karen Sirota
Large Congregations Network Director
212.452.6747, 215.740.0525 mobile

URJ Senior Staff Who are Key Contacts for Specific Congregations

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President, 212.650.4150,
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Senior Vice President, 617.928.0012,
Miriam Chilton, Director, Strategic Planning for Youth, Camp and Israel Programs, 212.650.4041,
Mark Pelavin, Senior Advisor to the President, 202.387.2800,
Paul Reichenbach, Director of Camp and Israel Programs, 212.650.4075,
Barbara Saidel, Chief Operating Officer, 212.650.4157,
Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center, 202.387.2800,
Shelley Schweitzer, Director, Congregational Networks, 212.452.6745, 330.327.0840 mobile,
Rabbi Bradley Solmsen
, Director of Youth Engagement, 

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