Board of Directors


Executive Committee

President: Robert Weiss

VP: Judy Austin

VP: Stephanie O'Gara

VP: Jeff Kline

Treasurer: Irina Aizenman

Secretary: Jennifer Ephraim

Immediate Past President: Lori Blumenthal


General Board

Anita Barlow

Cheryl Boswell

Karen Craine

Jennifer Friesen

David Goss

​Cheryl Herling

​Michael Korenblit

Ann Dee Lee

​Dan Markoff

Ann Louise Olson

Loren Plotkin

Dr. Michael Pollack

Kelly H. Sachs

Glenna Tanenbaum

​Yvette Trachtenberg


Organizational Representatives

Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning Representative: Dr. Paul Silverstein

Emanuel Synagogue Co-Presidents: Julie Polotkin & Tammy Weiss

Hillel at The University of Oklahoma President: Juan Arango

Temple B'nai Israel President: Mark Bennett


Ex Officio

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

Emanuel Synagogue: Jeff Goss, Rabbi Abby Jacobson

Hillel at The University of Oklahoma: Kasi Shelton

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.