Jewish Federation is pleased to offer a variety of exciting leadership opportunities to committed donors who would like to volunteer to help guide Jewish Federation’s life-changing work.

Jewish Federation is always looking for donors who want to share their time and expertise to further Jewish Federation’s mission. No matter your Jewish passions, there is a leadership role at Jewish Federation that can help you to enhance both your personal Jewish journey and our Jewish community.

Campaign Cabinet

The Campaign Cabinet brings together leaders from Jewish Federation’s various affinities and groups to learn from one another, build enthusiasm about Jewish Federation throughout the Jewish community and, ultimately, grow campaign donors and dollars each year. If you are interested in becoming a Campaign Cabinet member, please contact Addie Lewis Klein at 215.832.0828 or aklein@jewishphilly.org.

Center for Israel and Overseas

Jewish Federation’s Center for Israel and Overseas connects Greater Philadelphia Jews to Jews in Israel and around the globe, and supports Jews in need in Israel and around the world. If you are interested in a leadership role with the Center for Israel and Overseas, please contact Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Chief Program and Strategy Officer at dglanzberg@jewishphilly.org.

Center for Jewish Life and Learning

Jewish Federation’s Center for Jewish Life and Learning supports and facilitates vibrant Jewish living and learning in Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish community. If you are interested in a leadership role with the Center for Jewish Life and Learning, please contact Barbara Hirsh at 215.832.0812 or bhirsh@jewishphilly.org.

Center for Social Responsibility

Jewish Federation’s Center for Social Responsibility identifies and addresses critical social service needs of Greater Philadelphia’s most disadvantaged community members. If you are interested in a leadership role with the Center for Social Responsibility, please contact Brian Gralnick at 215.832.0850 or bgralnick@jewishphilly.org.

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Board

JCRC serves the needs of the Jewish community through community relations, government affairs, social action and advocacy. In pursuit of these goals, and consistent with Jewish teachings and ethics, JCRC is dedicated to improving inter-group understanding and the enhancement of a just and pluralistic society. If you are interested in a leadership role with JCRC, please contact Adam Kessler at 215.832.0651 or akessler@jewishphilly.org.

Men’s and Women’s Cabinets

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is the only Jewish Federation that offers Regional Men’s and Women’s Cabinets dedicated to cultivating young local leaders and preparing them to move on to a National Cabinet made up of young Jewish leaders from throughout North America. Cabinet members, serving both locally and nationally, have the opportunity to develop their own philanthropy and significantly broaden their involvement in and knowledge of the worldwide Jewish community.


The National Cabinet, managed by the Jewish Federations of North America, is a six-year commitment for Jewish Federation leaders ages 30 to 40. The approximately 300 men and women who comprise the Cabinet benefit from an annual lobbying mission to Washington, D.C., and an annual retreat, study missions around the world and ongoing education through conference calls, publications, etc. National Cabinet members are nominated by our Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and invest a minimum of $5,000 per year in the Jewish community through Jewish Federation.

For additional information, visit jewishfederations.org/cabinet.


Both the Men’s Cabinet and the Women’s Cabinet offer a three-year track for young Jewish Federation donors with terrific leadership potential to hone their leadership skills through ongoing programming and networking opportunities. Cabinet members attend opening and closing meetings, enjoy events with National Cabinet members, choose annual projects to support through community service and fundraising, receive weekly Shabbat messages and attend other Jewish Federation events throughout the year.

Men’s Cabinet members also participate in an annual advocacy mission to Washington, D.C., and monthly study sessions with a rabbi. Women’s Cabinet members often participate in the variety of ongoing educational, networking and fundraising events managed by Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy.

Many cabinet members step into leadership roles within other Jewish Federation groups and boards. All cabinet members follow a tiered-giving approach over their three-year commitment to guide their development as philanthropists and prepare them for their entry into the National Cabinet.

Board of Directors and Board of Trustees

Jewish Federation is governed by two bodies: the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees.


Jewish Federation’s Directors manage the affairs, administration and property of Jewish Federation. In addition to serving as Jewish Federation ambassadors, Directors authorize Jewish Federation’s annual budget, formulate Jewish Federation’s positions on public policy, establish and discontinue Jewish Federation committees as necessary, and much more.


Jewish Federation’s Trustees approve Jewish Federation’s budget and allocations, elect officers and fellow Trustees, address major policy and community issues, approve long-range plans for Jewish Federation, and much more. They are the leadership faces of Jewish Federation, speaking with other community members about the importance of supporting and investing in this important organization. If you would like to nominate someone for the Board of Trustees, contact 215.832.0554.

Governing Committees

Jewish Federation’s eight Governing Committees are standing committees of the Board of Directors of Jewish Federation, and report to the Officers of the Board of Directors. The committees are:







Policy, Strategy and Funding

Real Estate

For more information on Jewish Federation’s Governing Committees, please contact Jewish Federation’s Chief Financial Officer Jerome Nachlis at 215.832.0807 or jnachlis@jewishphilly.org.

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