Board of Directors 2022-2023


Officers and Executive Committee

President: Sasha Kerlow

Vice Presidents: Fred Gants (first), Dan Weiss (second)

General Secretary: Lainie Minkoff

Recording Secretary: Ann Imig

Treasurer: Douglas Berry

Assistant Treasurer: Livia Asher

At-Large: Deborah Minkoff, Joel Minkoff, Diane Seder, Jeremy Tunis

Immediate Past President: Joe Shumow


Board Members (Non-Executive Committee): Bennett Berson, Randy Blumenstein, Leslie Coff, Melanie Cohen, Rita German, David Gordon, Yolanda Gorman, Paul Grossberg, Amy Krauthamer-Maloney, Nancy Leff, Ron Luskin, Sarah Minkoff, Yaron Nili, Judy Pierotti, Linda Reivitz, Elizabeth Schrimpf, Robyn Sperling, Gerald Sternberg, Ben Weismer, Nan Youngerman


Honorary: Hannah Rosenthal, Frances Weinstein


Executive Director Emeritus: Steven H. Morrison


​Ex-Officio: Rabbi Jonathan Biatch (Temple Beth El), Rabbi Betsy Forester (Beth Israel Center), Alan Klugman (Jewish Federation of Madison), Rabbi Yona Matusof (Chabad of Madison), Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman (Congregation Shaarei Shamayim)


Past Presidents: Kathy Blumenfeld, William Haus, Mark Laufman, Deborah Minkoff, Joel Minkoff, Thomas Palay, Lester Pines, Alicia Schiff, Diane Seder, Marc Shovers, Joe Shumow, James Stein, Gerald Stewart, Marjorie Tobias, James Youngerman


Committee and Panel Chairs

Administration and Personnel Panel: Fred Gants

Budget and Finance Committee: Douglas Berry

Campaign Cabinet and Outreach Committee 2023: Lainie Minkoff and Jeremy Tunis

Camp Shalom Committee: Aaron Seligman

Communications Committee: Ben Weismer

Community Grants Committee: Deborah Minkoff

Community Relations Committee: Ron Luskin

Gan HaYeled Committee: Robyn Sperling

Goodman Campus Committee: Joel Minkoff

Grants and Evaluation Committee: Robyn Sperling

Jewish Education Panel: Lainie Minkoff

Leadership and Board Development: TBA

Local Agencies and Services Panel: Linda Reivitz

Midrasha Committee: Ann Imig and Amy Krauthamer-Maloney

Nominating Committee: Fred Gants

Overseas and National Panel: Deborah Minkoff

Strategic Planning Implementation Committee: Laine Minkoff

Yom HaShoah Committee: Livia Asher and Paul Grossberg

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    We are so thankful for all that we are able to accomplish together with your commitment and leadership for our community and its future. (Pictured: 2019/2020 Jewish Federation of Madison Board of Directors elected at our 79th Annual Meeting).