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Sarah Boudjelta has joined CLAL as Controller as of the beginning of October. She is originally from Paris, France, where she grew up and graduated with a bachelor’s degree and an MFIM (Masters in Finance and Real Estate Engineering) from ESP Paris campus. (the École Supérieure de Professions Immobilières) in 2017. She also obtained an MBA from Hult International Business School in Boston in 2022.
Rebecca specializes in organizational behavior, people analytics, and culture and is deeply passionate about helping Jewish organizations flourish. Currently, at Clal, she is building an offering centered around supporting Jews in the Workplace in the form of Employee Resource Groups.
Rebecca has worked at IBM, PwC, and most recently, Bridgewater, a hedge fund known for their pioneering workplace culture. She’s led strategic talent projects for Fortune 500 companies to improve the employee experience and elevate the quality of people insights on issues including hybrid work, talent recruitment/retention, and DEI. Read More
Rabbi Randy Brown
Rabbi Randy Brown obtained his B.A. in Jewish Studies and Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1995. While living in Israel, Rabbi Brown completed his MBA at Bar-Ilan University and assisted many Israeli high-tech companies with marketing and business plans. In addition, he volunteered as a Foreign Relations Correspondent in English and Spanish for President Shimon Peres. After returning to the States in 1999, Rabbi Brown embarked on a successful career in Commercial Real Estate and Telecommunications.
Rabbi Barry Gelman
Rabbi Barry Gelman is rabbi of the Denver Kehilah. He has served in pulpit positions for over
twenty -five years. Previously, Rabbi Gelman served as Rabbi of United Orthodox Synagogues
of Houston, Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal, Canada, as well as Assistant Rabbi at
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, both in New York City.
Rabbi Jon Cutler
Rabbi Jon Cutler, a native of Philadelphia, is the rabbi of Beth Israel Congregation of Chester
County, PA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Temple University in
Religious Studies. He earned a Master of Hebrew Letters and received his ordination as a rabbi
from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA. He then earned his Doctor of
Ministry (Counseling) from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.Read More
Rabbi Leah R. Berkowitz
Rabbi Leah R. Berkowitz is rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins Park, PA. She has strong
roots in eastern Pennsylvania, where she and her family belonged to Temple Sholom in
Broomall, PA. After many transformative experiences, both at URJ Camp Harlam and with the
North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), she decided to become a rabbi.
Rabbi Berkowitz is a graduate of Brandeis University where she earned a B.A. in Near Eastern
and Judaic Studies and Journalism. She attended Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of
Religion where she earned a Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature (2007) and a Master of Arts in
Religious Education (2008). She was ordained as a rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in New York City
on May 4, 2008.
Rabbi Jaymee Alpert
Rabbi Jaymee Alpert joined Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, CA, as Senior Rabbi in the
summer of 2018. She is passionate about Jewish life and strives to create a warm, inviting
atmosphere, where people from all backgrounds are welcome, and all questions are valid. She
cares deeply about interfaith, interdenominational, and community relations, and is an active
member of the Saratoga Ministerial Association and is on the board of the Addison-Penzak JCC.
Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner
Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner is the Rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell, GA. She received her master’s degree in Jewish Studies, Master of Hebrew Letters, and ordination from HUC-JIR, Los Angeles. She also holds an M.Ed degree in School Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and received her bachelor’s degree from Bar-Ilan University, double majoring in Education and the Humanities. Rabbi Shuval-Weiner previously served as Associate Rabbi of The Temple, Congregation B’nei Jehudah in Overland Park, Kansas. She is on the executive committee of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association and co-chairs GARC, the Greater Atlanta Reform Clergy group and sits on several other boards and committees in the Greater Atlanta community.
Rabbi Dahlia Kronish
Rabbi Dahlia Kronish is High School Associate Head at the Heschel School in New York, NY, where she has worked for over ten years. The daughter and granddaughter of rabbis, Dahlia grew up in Jerusalem. She was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. For many summers, Dahlia worked at Camp Ramah in New England and before that at the Ramah-Noam sleep away camp and the Ramah Day Camp in Israel. She also served on The Bronfman Fellowship Faculty.
Rabbi Michael Knopf
Rabbi Michael Knopf is the Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Richmond, VA. Named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Forward, he is dedicated to helping contemporary Jews meaningfully engage with their tradition, each other, and the world. Among his signature initiatives at Temple Beth-El is The Havurah Project, a program that brings diverse groups of congregants and community members together for monthly Shabbat dinners in each other’s homes. He holds degrees from Columbia University (History, Cum Laude), the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (Talmud and Rabbinics, Magna Cum Laude), and the American Jewish University (Master of Arts in Rabbinic Studies, Rabbinic Ordination).