Rabbi Saul Strosberg joined Sherith Israel as its spiritual leader in August 2005 and is the founder of Jewish Middle School of Nashville. Rabbi Strosberg grew up in Schenectady, New York and received a BS in Business from Yeshiva University and his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
Elana Stein Hain
Dr. Elana Stein Hain is Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she serves as lead faculty and oversees the content of lay and professional leadership programs. Elana also co-leads the Created Equal research team with Joshua Ladon.
Rabbi Chaim Marder has served as the spiritual leader of the Hebrew Institute of White Plains since 1995, and leads the community with warmth, insight, and wisdom.
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...
Immediate Past 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...
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...
IRF Board Members
Ruth Balinsky Friedman
*Lifetime Honorary Member-Ex Officio