The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Naomi Adler, Esq.

President & CEO

Naomi Adler became the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia in May 2014. Prior to this position, she was the president and CEO of two different United Way organizations in New York for 14 years. Originally from Rochester, NY, Naomi worked in private practice there after graduating from Mount Holyoke College and SUNY Buffalo School of Law. In 1992, she became an assistant district attorney. Her reputation as a successful prosecutor in cases of violence against women and children, and later as a community advocate, led to a number of honors, including national recognition at the State of the Union address to Congress in 2013. She is proud of her three (baseball fanatics) sons and her husband, Rabbi Brian Beal. Contact Naomi at

Melissa B. Greenberg

Chief Development Officer

Melissa has led the philanthropy efforts of many civic, cultural and educational institutions in Philadelphia. Before she became Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Federation, she was vice president of development for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation where she designed Building Inspiration, the campaign for the Free Library System. Previously, Melissa directed Access to Excellence for Temple University and the $265 million Campaign to Build the Kimmel Center. A native Philadelphian, her career was launched when she worked with Mayor Ed Rendell to build initiatives to position Philadelphia as a destination city. Contact Melissa at

Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

Chief Program and Strategy Officer

Deborah oversees the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Life and Learning, Social Responsibility, and Community Engagement teams, as well as the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Evaluation and Research department and the Israel office. To ensure that the Jewish Federation’s grant process is strategic and aligns with the mission of the organization, she works with grantees and other Jewish community partners. Deborah was previously the vice president for community engagement at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities in Wyncote, PA, where she is still on faculty. She has also worked at the Temple University Jewish Studies program. Contact Deborah at

Jerome Nachlis, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Jerome Nachlis joined the Jewish Federation after more than 25 years of for-profit industry experience. He oversees the finance, treasury, human resources, information technology and building operations departments. Jerome previously worked for Cosmo Films, an international manufacturer and distributor of thermal laminate films where he served as chief financial officer. He was the CFO for Foxfire Printing and Packaging, Inc., a $25 million offset and digital print company, and CFO for the ImageFirst group of businesses. As an entrepreneur in the direct sale uniform business, he was the president of ImageFirst Professional Apparel. He also worked for DuPont, ACTIV-e Solutions, the Campbell Soup Company and KPMG. Contact Jerome at

Steven Rosenberg

Chief Marketing Officer

Steven Rosenberg leads the Jewish Federation’s marketing and communications efforts and he oversees all business aspects of the Jewish Exponent, the second oldest continuously published Jewish weekly paper in the U.S. Previously, Steve was vice president of marketing and communications for the National Constitution Center. He has worked for the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) and Spectacor, and was the founder of the sports and entertainment company Myriad Associates, working with the National Hockey League, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney’s World on Ice, Nickelodeon and the World Wrestling Federation. He has been an adjunct professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Temple University. Contact Steve at