Meet the Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Angel Alvarez-Mapp

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Tamar Anitai

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Jean Berman

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Rena Boroditsky
Co-President

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Patricia Cluss
Co-President

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Donna Neumark

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Charlie Rosenblum
Treasurer

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Justin Rosen Smolen - BOARD

Justin Rosen Smolen

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Kara Silverman - BOARD

Kara Silverman
Secretary

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Jean Berman - BOARD

Rabbi Jamie Weisbach

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STAFF

Sarit Wishnevski

Executive Director
sarit@kavodvnichum.org

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Danielle Wilkinson

Administrative Coordinator (contract)
danielle@kavodvnichum.org

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Educators/Trainers

Dan Fendel - GAMLIEL

Heidi Katz

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HollyBlue Hawkins - GAMLIEL

Alix Lutnick

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HollyBlue Hawkins - GAMLIEL

Debbie Mukamal

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Dan Fendel - GAMLIEL

Nina Rubin

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Rachel Wainer

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our founders

David Zinner and Rabbi Stuart Kelman

DAVID ZINNER & RABBI STUART KELMAN 

Kavod v’Nichum was founded in the year 2000 by David Zinner in order to connect the disparate Chevra Kadisha across the United States so they might learn from one another, share resources, and develop community.

In 2010, Rabbi Stuart Kelman and David co-founded the Gamliel Institute as part of Kavod v’Nichum in order to train and educate Chevra Kadisha Leadership. For twenty-one years, Kavod v’Nichum was led by David Zinner and stewarded by lay leaders and volunteers who were and are committed to the growth and impact of a progressive and pluralistic Chevra Kadisha movement in North America.

The incredible contributions of educators and volunteer staff built the foundation from which we operate. We honor the wisdom and care that has been infused into the fabric of Kavod v’Nichum and are grateful that we are able to continue their work today.