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.

Leadership

OFFICERS

Michael Paul
President

Richard Busis
VP, Strategic Planning

Amy Falk Russell
VP, Program

Walter Ferst
VP, Development

Martin Cohen
Treasurer

Marcy Bacine
Secretary

Jonathan M. Broder**

BOARD

Judge Harold Berger
Martin Cohen
Carol Einhorn*
Rachel Saifer Goldman
Kareen Hartwig
Jeff Hurok
Andy Kind-Rubin
Bill Kramer
Michele Levin
Jonathon Levine
Lani Moss
Nathan Relles
Hershel Richman*
Steve Schwartz
Marcia Schulman
Dan Segal*
David Smith*
Rabbi Margot Stein
Jon Stevens

TRUSTEES

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*
Miriam Spector*
Eric Weitz
Sherrie Willner

* Past President
** Immediate 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
Virginia Glatzer, Consultant, Educational Leadership
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director, Whole Community Inclusion
Alyse Unterberger, Director, Special Programs
Ellen Walters, Director, Early Childhood Education

Administration
Robin Fradkin Matthews, Program Administrator
Irina Kraychick, Manager, Finance and Human Resources
Nicki Pollock, Executive Administrator
Lee Rosenfeld, Development Consultant


Jewish Learning Venture innovates programs that help people live connected Jewish lives. It is the catalyst for change that strengthens the institutions and families of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community.

BOOMER ENGAGEMENT NETWORK

This network of synagogues and Jewish organizations is just starting to form, taking a deep dive into (re) engaging Baby Boomers in Jewish communal programs.

BRIDGING TRANSITIONS

Working with synagogue leaders, we are developing methods to guide families through the bumpy life transitions, such as preschool to religious school or b'nai mitzvah training to middle and high school learning.

REACHING COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA

We take the show on the road! We offer consulting and training to Jewish organizations in other communities in our areas of expertise. We are reaching new organizations through our inclusion, innovation, and family engagement work.