Mission & Board

Guided by the Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Tzedakah (righteous giving), the mission and purpose of The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary are to mobilize human and financial resources to (a) support and strengthen our local and regional Jewish community and (b) to meet the shared obligations of our local community to Israel and international Jewry.  Seeking to strengthen Jewish identity, the Federation serves as the facilitating force that connects generations, congregations and the unaffiliated alike.

2018 – 2019 Board of Trustees

President  Rob Hubal
1st VP  Jamie Eliahu
VP – FRD  Ron Bergen
VP – JCF  Mark Wiener
VP – JCC  Sharyn Shapiro
VPs – JCRC  Susan and Bruce Newman
VPs – JFS  Jane Pinsky
Treasurer  Corey Skolnick
Secretary  Mel Bernay
 Campus  Randy Drawas
 Cardozo Society  Stephen Feldman
 Chair Tech Society  Eugene Barlaz
 Community Engagement  Craig Meddin
 Lions of Judah  Amy Bush
 Major Gifts  Steve Feierstein
 Women’s Philanthropy  Natalie Guld
 Pearl Society  Samantha Griffin
 Governance  Aaron Golub
 Hillel  Eric Schwartz
 Israel & Overseas  Alan Kritz
 Legal  Beth Wolfe
Maimonides Society  Mike Ross
Rabbinic Liaison  Harvey Smalheiser
PJ Library  Susan Reinhard
Strategic Planning  Harvey Smalheiser
Young Leadership & Cabinet  Liz Kahn

Lifetime Honorary Trustees

  • Carole Guld
  • Eileen Schwartz (Z”L)


  • Yisroel Cotlar – Chabad of Cary
  • Lucy Dinner – Temple Beth Or
  • Ariel Edery – Beth Shalom
  • Eric Solomon – Beth Meyer Synagogue
  • Pinchas Herman – Sha’arei Israel/Chabad Center of Raleigh
  • Raachel Jurovics – Yavneh: A Jewish Renewal Community

Your Gift to the Federation Matters

Together WE do extraordinary things. Through our network of partners and strategic approach to funding, we identify, support and address the full range of social service issues and community needs with compassion and foresight, today and into the future.