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Officers & Board


2021 Federation Officers

President – Sheldon Yellen
Vice President – Rise’ P. Kulick
Treasurer – Marjorie Bryen
Secretary – Ellen Weiss
2021 Campaign Chair – Howard Rosenhoch
2021 Women’s Philanthropy Chair – Joanne Shatkin

Elected Governors

Steven Awner
Jordan Balsom
Jeffrey Blum
Hadar Borden
Marc Brown
Iris Danziger
Brenda Feldstein
Hon. Brenda Freedman
Deborah Goldman
Jake Katz
Merredith Levin
Nina Lukin
Marina Maulucci-Finkelstein
Ellen Niles
Ezra Rich
Sheri Rodman
Dr. Laurie Sadler
Harvey Sanders
Cheryl Stein
Gil Wolfe

Agency Governors

Sheri Rodman, Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning
Jonathan Schechter, Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
Jeffrey Lackner, Hillel of Buffalo
Alon Kupferman, Jewish Community Center
Jonathan Gellman, Ohr Temimim
Charlotte Gendler, Jewish Federation Cemetery Corp.
Kenneth Rogers, Weinberg Campus
Rabbi Sara Rich, Buffalo Board of Rabbis & Cantors
Blaine Schwartz, Jewish Family Services
Ann Marie Carosella, Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo

Past Presidents

Leslie Shuman Kramer, Immediate Past President, 2018-20
Steven J. Weiss, 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