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.

2016 – 2017 Board of Trustees

President Mark Wiener
1st VP Harvey Smalheiser
VP – FRD Rob Hubal
VP – JCC Richard Greene
VP – JCRC Bob Goldwasser
VPs – JFS Judy Rosalez & Sally Zenick
Treasurer Corey Skolnick
Secretary Mel Bernay

Trustees at Large

  • Ron Bergen
  • Michael Burger
  • Sharon Cutler
  • Randy Drawas
  • Jamie Eliahu
  • Steve Feierstein
  • Aaron Golub
  • Liz Kahn
  • Becky Levine
  • Jason Schneider
  • Billy Traurig

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.