Board of Directors


Executive Committee

President: Lori Blumenthal

VP: Glenna Tanenbaum

VP: Jennifer Ephraim

Treasurer: David Schneider

Secretary: Jeff Kline

Immediate Past President: Larry Davis


General Board

Irina Aizenman

Anita Barlow

Cheryl Boswell

Richard Charnay

Karen Craine

Jennifer Friesen

Linda Gardner

David Goss

​Cheryl Herling

​Michael Korenblit

​Dan Markoff

​Stephanie O'Gara

Ann Louise Olson

Loren Plotkin

Dr. Michael Pollack

​Yvette Trachtenberg


Organizational Representatives

Emanuel Synagogue Co-Presidents: Julie Polotkin & Tammy Weiss

Hillel at The University of Oklahoma President: Jeff Kline

Temple B'nai Israel President: Don Karchmer


Ex Officio

Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning: Rabbi Ovadia Goldman

Emanuel Synagogue: Jeff Goss, Rabbi Abby Jacobson

Hillel at The University of Oklahoma: Jessica Rundle

ICSS: Rabbi Juan Mejia (Emanuel Synagogue) & Rachel Opatowsky (Temple B'nai Israel)

Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE): Edie Roodman

Temple B'nai Israel: Rabbi Vered Harris



Development Committee

The Development Committee plans all fundraising events and works with the Board of Directors on soliciting financial support for the Jewish Federation.


Executive Committee

The Jewish Federation's Executive Committee oversees governance issues as well as all human relations issues with employees.


Finance Committee

The Jewish Federation's Finance Committee oversees the budget and annual audit.


Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

Our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) oversees Mitzvah Corps, the coordination of the Jewish community's efforts to help others in the greater Oklahoma City area via partnerships with other organizations like Habitat for Humanity, OKC Beautiful and the Regional Food Bank. The JCRC also provides a forum and focal point for communal response to issues related to the separation of church/state and inter-religious affairs.


Program Committee

The Program Committee serves to help guide Jewish Federation staff in developing and delivering programs throughout the community.


Yom HaShoah Committee

The Yom HaShoah Committee is composed of a diverse group of interfaith community leaders and educators who work to develop each year's Yom HaShoah community-wide program.