Meet the Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jean Berman

President of the Board

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Rena Boroditsky

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Jean Berman - BOARD

Patricia Cluss

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Jean Berman - BOARD

Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife

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Jean Berman - BOARD

Charlie Rosenblum

Treasurer

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Justin Rosen Smolen - BOARD

Justin Rosen Smolen

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Kara Silverman - BOARD

Kara Silverman

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sarit Wishnevski, Executive Director

Sarit Wishnevski

Executive Director sarit@kavodvnichum.org

Prior to joining Kavod v’Nichum, Sarit (she/her) trained as an end-of-life doula through INELDA (International End Of Life Doula Association) and produced a podcast and a newsletter called The Be.Side Project which focused on where Judaism intersected with the end of life. Sarit has also had the privilege of working for a number of incredible Jewish organizations that seek to weave connections to ancient Jewish rituals and values through modern connection and understanding including OneTable, Repair the World, PresenTense, DOROT, and Hillel. Sarit is a proud alumna of the Wagner School for Public Service at NYU (MPA-PNP, 2012) and the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership (2017). Sarit lives in Maplewood, NJ with her partner, Ari, and their two-year-old daughter, Adira. Sarit is a Synagogue and Chevrah Kadisha member at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, NJ.

Gamliel Faculty

Susan Barnes-GAMLIEL

Susan Barnes

Secretary of the Board, Senior Faculty

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Rabbi Joe Blair - GAMLIEL

Rabbi Joe Blair

Senior Faculty

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Dan Fendel - GAMLIEL

Dan Fendel

Senior Faculty

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HollyBlue Hawkins - GAMLIEL

HollyBlue Hawkins

Senior Faculty

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Rabbi Stuart Kelman

Founding Dean Emeritus, Senior Faculty

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Rick Light - GAMLIEL

Rick Light

Senior Faculty

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Rebecca Schatz - GAMLIEL

Rabbi Rebecca Schatz

Dean, Gamliel Institute

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Edna Stewart - GAMLIEL

Edna Stewart

Senior Faculty

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David Zinner - GAMLIEL

David Zinner

Founder and former Executive Director of Kavod v’Nichum, Senior Faculty

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