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IRF Leadership

IRF Leadership

Nathaniel Helfgot
President

Rabbi Nathaniel (Nati) Helfgot was ordained by RIETS and holds an MA in Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University. Rabbi Helfgot serves as the rabbi of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is also the...

Ruth Balinsky Friedman
Vice President

Ruth Balinsky Friedman serves as the Maharat at Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue in Washington, DC. She is a member of the inaugural class of Yeshivat Maharat, which is the first institution to ordain Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and...

Elana Stein Hain
Vice President
Chaim Marder
Vice President
David Wolkenfeld
Treasurer

David Wolkenfeld is rabbi of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, a dynamic and diverse community located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. He was ordained by YCT Rabbinical School in New York and by Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen and Rabbi Zalman...

Zachary Truboff
Secretary

Rabbi Zachary Truboff is the senior rabbi of Oheb Zedek-Cedar Sinai Synagogue in Cleveland, OH. Through his spiritual leadership, he has built a warm and welcoming community that has more than doubled in size since his arrival in Cleveland seven...

Nissan Antine
Past President

Rabbi Nissan Antine is the Rabbi at Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Potomac, MD. He was ordained at YCT Rabbinical School in 2006. Rabbi Antine graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion....

Jason Herman
Executive Director

Rabbi Jason Herman serves as the Mara D’Atra, spiritual leader, of Congregation Beth Israel - West Side Jewish Center and as the Executive Director of the International Rabbinic Fellowship. Rabbi Herman has been an advocate for Jewish and social...

Yitzchok Adler
Marc Angel
Jeffrey Fox
Aaron Frank
Barry Gelman
Shmuel Hain
Sara Hurwitz
Yosef Kanefsky
Dov Linzer
Asher Lopatin
Craig Miller
Adam Mintz
Mordechai Rackover
Adam Scheier
Hyim Shafner
Yair Silverman
Saul Strosberg
Joel Tessler
Avraham Weiss