About JLV

Innovative Programs. Connected Jewish Lives.

10,000 People. 150 Programs. 1 Jewish Community.

Vision

We envision individuals and families engaged in dynamic, connected, Jewish life in Greater Philadelphia and beyond.

Mission

Jewish Learning Venture inspires and empowers people to make Jewish life, learning and community relevant and meaningful.

A New Wildly Important Goal

By 2022, Jewish Learning Venture will have empowered families raising children ages birth through high school to make Judaism meaningful and relevant for themselves and to see it as a path to living a thriving life. JLV will achieve this goal by developing and delivering innovative initiatives for families and for institutions that support families raising Jewish children.

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Leadership

OFFICERS

Walter Ferst, President
Richard Busis VP, Strategic Planning
Amy Falk Russell VP, Leadership Development
Jonathon Levine VP, Development
Jeff Hurok Treasurer
Marcy Bacine Secretary
Michael Paul*

* Immediate Past President

BOARD

Jamie Bassman
Jonathan Broder*
Martin Cohen
Carol Einhorn*
Rachel Saifer Goldman
Kareen Hartwig
Jeff Hurok
Andy Kind-Rubin
Bill Kramer
Michele Levin
Julie Meyers
Gerri Miller
Nathan Relles
Steve Schwartz
Dan Segal*
Aaron Smith
David Smith*
Jon Stevens
Elana Weinstein

TRUSTEES

Judge Harold Berger
Steve Chopnick
Lowell Dubrow*
Michael Dvorak
Vicki Erlbaum
Joel Goldhammer
Lewis Grafman*
Randi Grauman*
Samuel Karsch*
Rabbi Cynthia Kravitz
Marilyn Kutler
Jonathan Levin*
Shelley Menkowitz
Rabbi Andrea Merow
Glenn Paskow
Adena Potok*
Hershel Richman*
Rachel Saifer Goldman
Miriam Spector*
Rabbi Margot Stein
Sherrie Willner

* Past President

STAFF

Executive Team
Rabbi Philip Warmflash, Chief Executive Officer
Anna Marx, Chief Strategy Officer
Lori Rubin, Chief Program Officer

Program Staff
Robyn Cohen, Director, PJ Library in Philadelphia
Ellen Glassman, Program and Engagement Specialist
Virginia Glatzer, Director, Educational Consultation and Support
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion
Alyse Unterberger, Director, Special Programs
Ellen Walters, Early Childhood Consultant

Administration
Robin Fradkin Matthews, Program Administrator
Irina Kraychik, Manager, Finance and Human Resources
Nicki Pollock, Executive Administrator