Shelley Niceley Groff

Chair, North American Board

Shelley Niceley Groff (she/her), Chair of the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism, leads a Board and Executive Board of more than 200 members from across North America. The North American Board works in close partnership with Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President, the URJ Senior Leadership Team and staff, and Reform Movement partners, to advance the mission, vision, and values of the URJ.

Prior to serving as Chair, Shelley served as URJ Vice Chair and led in diverse roles including in the areas of camping and youth engagement, ethics accountability, budget oversight, congregational support, and lay leader engagement. Along with that experience, Shelley holds a deep belief in the values of Reform Judaism and a firm commitment to the Reform Movement.

In addition to the URJ, to fully support her belief in the critical value of Jewish communal service, Shelley currently serves on the Boards of Women of Reform Judaism and the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and previously served as an officer of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. An active lay leader in her home community of Miami, Florida, Shelley also serves on the Board of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and is past chair of Jewish Community Services of South Florida, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and Temple Beth Sholom. Shelley and her husband Jonathan are the proud parents of two adult children and very proud grandparents.