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Sophia Barrett Assistant Director of Individual Giving 215.576.0800 ext. 127 SBarrett@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Susan Berman Senior Director of Collaborative Governance 215.576.0800 ext. 306 SMBerman@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Mary Buhring Director of Academic Administration 215.576.0800 ext. 138 MBuhring@RRC.edu
Adva Chattler Assistant Director of Engagement and Innovation 215.576.0800 ext. 164 AChattler@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Robert Chavez Director of Operations 215.576.0800 ext. 111 RChavez@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Eli Cohn-Postell Project Coordinator, Center for Jewish Ethics 215.576.0800 ext. 226 ECohn-Postell@RRC.edu
Controller   215.576.0800 ext. 142 YPTC@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Sheira Director-Nowack Camp Director, Camp Havaya 267.635.0361 Sheira@CampHavaya.org
Victoria Finnegan Administrative Assistant, Camp Havaya 267.635.0363 Victoria@CampHavaya.org
Rachel Forth Assistant Director of Engagement Communications 215.576.0800 ext. 133 RForth@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D. Former Director, Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives; Associate Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies   NFuchs-Kreimer@RRC.edu
Kathryn Goldberg Development Operations Associate 215.576.0800 ext. 163 KGoldberg@ReconstructingJudaism
Tresa Grauer, Ph.D. Vice President for Thriving Communities 215.576.0800 ext. 144 TGrauer@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Maurice Harris Associate Director for Thriving Communities and Israel Affairs Specialist 215.576.0800 ext. 118 MHarris@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Joel Hecker, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Modern Jewish Civilization; Professor of Jewish Mysticism 215.576.0800 ext. 217 JHecker@RRC.edu
Rabbi Melissa Heller Director of Admissions and Recruitment 215.576.0800 ext. 123 MHeller@RRC.edu
Rabbi Linda Holtzman Acting Director of Rabbinic Formation and Student Life 215.576.0800 ext. 149 LHoltzman@RRC.edu
Karen Jacobs Accountant 215.576.0800 ext. 154 KJacobs@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Tamar Kamionkowski, Ph.D. Professor of Biblical Studies 215.576.0800 ext. 220 TKamionkowski@RRC.edu
Nick Kotchision Reconstructionist Press 215.576.0800 ext. 233 NKotchision@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Jackie Land Associate Director for Thriving Communities 302.500.0863 JLand@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Alan LaPayover Library Director 215.576.0800 ext. 234 ALapayover@RRC.edu
Rabbi Sandra Lawson Director of Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion   SLawson@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Maura Lee Database Manager/Development Researcher 215.576.0800 ext. 162 MLee@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Sarra Lev, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Rabbinic Civilization, Associate Professor of Rabbinics 21.5.576.0800 ext. 257 SarraLev@gmail.com
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling Former Director, Social Justice Organizing Program; Instructor Emeritus of Practical Rabbinics   MLiebling@RRC.edu
Kim Manin Executive Assistant and Meetings & Events Manager, Office of the President 215.576.0800 ext. 129 KManin@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Vivie Mayer Director, Mekhinah-Year Program and Beit Midrash 215.576.0800 ext. 132 VMayer@RRC.edu
Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs 215.576.0080 ext. 310 AMbuvi@RRC.edu
Lani Moss Convention Co-Coordinator   LMoss@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Sandy Newman Development Operations Manager 215.576.0800 ext. 143 SNewman@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Ahavah Oblak Grant Writer 215.576.0800 ext. 122 AOblak@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Julia Paddison Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs 215.576.0800 ext. 310 JPaddison@RRC.edu
Diana Phillips Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs & Engagement and Innovation Associate 215.576.0800 ext. 145 DPhillips@RRC.edu
Rabbi Amber Powers Executive Vice President 215.576.0800 ext. 150 APowers@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Hila Ratzabi Director of Virtual Content and Programs for Ritualwell 011.972.58.784.0430 HRatzabi@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Isaac Saposnik Executive Director, Havaya Summer Programs 267.635.0360 Isaac@CampHavaya.org
Amanda Schlegel Bookkeeper 215.576.0800 ext. 137 ASchlegel@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Micah Schriftman IT Specialist 215.576.0800 ext. 108 MSchriftman@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Bryan Schwartzman Assistant Director of Media & Development Communications 215.576.0800 ext. 121 BSchwartzman@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Elliot Skiddell Interim Director of Rabbinic Placement 215.576.0800 ext. 217 ESkiddell@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D. Director, Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations; Professor Emeritus of Medieval Jewish Thought and Civilization; Founding Director, Spiritual Direction Program 215.576.0800 ext. 119 JStaub@RRC.edu
Elsie R. Stern, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Bible 215.576.0800 ext. 116 ERStern@RRC.edu
Joshua Sternburg Director of Finance and Operations, Camp Havaya 267.635.0362 Josh@CampHavaya.org
Rachel Swartz Robinson Director of Individual Giving 215.576.0800 ext. 113 RRobinson@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus and Senior Consultant, Center for Jewish Ethics 215.576.0800 ext. 253 DTeutsch@RRC.edu
Cheryl Tyson Director of Human Resources and Administration/Title IX Coordinator 215.576.0800 ext. 130 CTyson@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Sam Wachs Assistant Director of Audio and Video Content 215.576.0800 ext. 156 SWachs@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Mira Wasserman, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Jewish Ethics 215.576.0800 ext. 252 MWasserman@RRC.edu
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. President and CEO 215.576.0800 ext. 129 OfficeofthePresident@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Jacob Weinberg Thriving Communities Associate 215.576.0800 ext. 131 JWeinberg@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Micah Geurin Weiss Assistant Director for Thriving Communities/Tikkun Olam Specialist 215.576.0800 ext. 155 MWeiss@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Cyd Weissman Vice President for Engagement and Innovation 215.576.0800 ext. 257 CWeissman@ReconstructingJudaism.org
Em Wilson Administrative Assistant for Operations & Reception 215.576.0800 ext. 110 EWilson@ReconstructingJudaism.org