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Officers & Board


2020 Federation Officers

President – Leslie Shuman Kramer
Vice President – Blaine S. Schwartz
Vice President – Sheldon Yellen
Treasurer – Marjorie Bryen
Secretary – Andrew J. Shaevel
2020 Campaign Chair – Howard Rosenhoch
2020 Women’s Philanthropy Chair – Joanne Shatkin

Elected Governors

Harvey Arbesman
Steven Awner
Jordan Balsom
Hadar Borden
Jeffrey Blum
Iris Danziger
Brenda Feldstein
Hon. Brenda Freedman
Ken Friedman
Deborah Goldman
Jake Katz
Risé Kulick
Nina Lukin
Marina Maulucci-Finkelstein
Ellen Niles
Ezra Rich
Sheri Rodman
Dr. Laurie Sadler
Harvey Sanders
Joanne Shatkin
Kenneth Shuman
Cheryl Stein

Agency Governors

Ellen Weiss, Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning
Don Kohnstamm, Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
Jeffrey Lackner, Hillel of Buffalo
Alon Kupferman, Jewish Community Center
Shawn Frier, Jewish Federation Apartments
Jonathan Gellman, Ohr Temimim
Charlotte Gendler, Jewish Federation Cemetery Corp.
Kenneth Rogers, Weinberg Campus
Rabbi Jonathan Freirich, Buffalo Board of Rabbis & Cantors
Blaine Schwartz, Jewish Family Service
Ann Marie Carosella, Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo

Past Presidents

Steven J. Weiss, Immediate Past President, 2016-18
Howard S. Rosenhoch, 2014-16
David H. Desmon, 2012-14
Holly W. Levy, 2010-12
Gary Greenfield, 2008-10
Arthur A. Glick*, 2006-08
Dr. Kevin B. Kulick*, 2004-06
Dr. Howard Benatovich, 2002-04
Janet R. Desmon, 2000-02
Jordan Levy, 1998-2000
Irving M. Shuman*, 1996-98
Martin E. Trossman*, 1994-96
Nathan Benderson*, 1992-94
Richard Ament, M.D*., 1990-92
Stuart G. Lerman, 1988-90
Joel N. Lippman*, 1986-88
Ann H. Cohn*, 1984-86
Gordon Gross*, 1983-84
Gail C. Kaplan*, 1981-82
Leonard Rochwarger*, 1979-80
Morris Himmel*, 1977-78
Donald Day*, 1975-76
Samuel J. Weinstein*, 1974
J. Milton Zeckhauser*, 1972-73
Ruth Kahn Stovroff*, 1970-71
Robert Hayman*, 1968-69
Louis Bunis*, 1965-67
Irving Levick*, 1964-65
Joseph Desmon*, 1962-64
Arthur Victor, Jr.*, 1961
Hon. David Diamond*, 1959-61
Alfred M. Saperston*, 1958
Victor Wagner*, 1956-58
Arthur Victor, Jr.*, 1954-56
Joseph Markel,*, 1952-54
Stanley Falk*, 1950-52
Howard T. Saperston*, 1948-50
Edward H. Kavinoky*, 1946-48
Maurice Tabor*, 1944-46
Harry J. Lehman*, 1930
Dr. Lester I. Levyn*, 1927-30
Charles Polakoff*, 1926
Hon. Samuel J. Harris*, 1922-26
Emanuel Boasberg*, 1921
Eugene Warner*, 1919-21
Theodore Hofeller*, 1916-19
Isaac Harris*, 1913-16
Solomon Ginsberg*, 1911-13
Henry Weill*, 1909-11
Julius Saperston*, 1903-09

*Deceased