Our Leadership & Partners

2016-17 Board of Directors

The success of The Jewish Federation depends largely on the dedicated volunteer leaders, representing the diversity of our community, who serve on our board and committees:
Judy Usow, President
Judith Cook, Vice President
Jen Sacon, Vice President
Ellen Heffan, Secretary
Michael Ury, Treasurer
Amy Lindner-Lesser, Past President
Josh Bloom
Joel Colker
Jonathan Denmark
Sheila Donath
Kathy Fraker
Jane Glaser
Mara  Goodman Davies
Stuart Masters
Jeff May
Jane Miller
Gail Orenstein
Alba Passerini
Anne Schnesel
Carole  Siegel
Jeff Siegel
Leonard Tabs

Community Partners

The strength of our community is in our network of affiliate Jewish Community organizations who, in partnership with the Federation, support Jewish life in the Berkshires. Three times a year the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires convenes the Rabbis and Leaders of affiliate organizations to discuss issues of community concern and coordinate programming.


In addition to its own programs, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires through its annual campaign provides direct funding, marketing and collaborative support to a network of affiliate partners whose programs help us fulfill our mission:

Local Beneficiaries

Berkshire Hills Society of Israel Philatelists

Berkshire Minyan

Chabad of the Berkshires

Congregation Ahavath Sholom

Congregation Beth Israel

Congregation Knesset Israel

Hadassah National

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Temple Anshe Amunim

Jewish War Veterans, Louis Green Post #140

RIMON: A Collaborative Community for Jewish Spirituality


Overseas Beneficiaries

Through our Israel and Oversees allocations, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires sustains Jewish life and supports lifesaving humanitarian work through these global partners: