REUBEN D. ROTMAN, President & CEO
Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies
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Reuben’s commitment to the field of Jewish communal service has been unwavering and has included professional leadership experiences in Federations and Jewish Family Service organizations in New Jersey, Detroit and New York, as well as service as a board member of J-Pro New Jersey and the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies.
Currently, Reuben serves as the founding President and CEO of the recently established Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies. The Network is an international membership association, which seeks to be the leading voice for the Jewish human service sector; the go-to place for best practices, research, innovation, training and partnerships. With a focus on the needs of its 140 member organizations, the Network’s over-arching goal is to strengthen its member agencies so they can better serve those who seek their help.
Prior to his role with The Network, Reuben served as the Executive Director of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey, where he oversaw significant revenue diversification for the agency resulting in marked growth in both annual operating and endowment support, along with an expansion of populations served.
Previously, Reuben held positions with UJA Federation of New York, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit. Reuben’s educational background includes an MA in the Management of Human Services from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and an MA in Jewish Communal Service from the Hornstein Program, both of which are affiliated with Brandeis University.
Director of Membership Services
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Karen Rosen is the Director of Membership Services for the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA). She manages more than 140-member agencies including professional development and special events.
Prior to joining NJHSA Karen served as the Manager of Event Planning & Member Relations at the International Association for Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS). Previously, Karen served as Director of Fulfillment at DMW where she managed a direct mail production plant with billings over $2,000,000/year. She worked as a Marketing Manager at The Franklin Mint developing marketing programs through direct mail and print media for their collectibles, and worked as Senior Account Executive and Fulfillment Manager at The McClure Group managing direct marketing programs and overseeing direct mail production for ten major health insurance companies across the country. Ms. Rosen is a past board member and past chair of the social action committee at Beth David Reform Congregation. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Communication from The American University in Washington D.C.
Director of Marketing & Communications
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Megan Manelli is the Director of Marketing & Communications for the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA). Megan currently manages all internal and external agency communications.
Prior to joining NJHSA, Megan was the Director of Communications, Membership and Events at Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA). In this role Megan oversaw the membership of more than 120-member agencies, several affinity groups and partner agency relations. Megan attended Elon University where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism & Communications with a minor in Human Services. She has professional experience within both the for profit and non profit sectors, including professional writing, and project management and sales.
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Linda Kislowicz serves as the Canadian Representative to The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA), in addition to holding the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federations of Canada (JFC-UIA). As CEO of JFC-UIA she is responsible for the national operations in Canada as well as the operations in Israel.
As an active leader in the field of Jewish communal service for over 40 years, Linda has been instrumental in initiating and leading numerous changes and improvements in the various organizations that she has served. She is dedicated to improving opportunities for individuals, groups and communities to benefit from the collective philanthropic endeavors of our local, national and international organizations. Her areas of expertise are broad and include human services, Jewish identity and Israel engagement and leadership and community development.
Prior to serving as the CEO of JFC-UIA, Linda served as Executive Director of the YM-YWHA in Montreal, Executive Director of Jewish Family Services in Montreal. Linda has been an active member of several boards of directors including Family Services Canada, the Association of Jewish Family and Child Agencies, Montreal Federation CJA, the Jewish Agency for Israel, CIJA, Reconstructionist synagogue of Montreal and Reena. Linda is the author of many presentations and publications and is the recipient of many awards including the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal.
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Mindy Brodsky serves as the Washington Representative to the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA), in addition to holding the position of Director of Government Affairs for the Jewish Federations of North America, in their Washington office. Mindy advocates for legislation in the United States and in Canada on behalf of Network member agencies and the client populations they serve.
Prior to this role, Mindy was the Deputy Director of Government Relations, Advocacy and Community Engagement at the Anti-Defamation League, where she led the League’s advocacy on a variety of international, immigration and civil rights issues since 2012. A proud Floridian, she previously served as Legislative Counsel to U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL-20) and is a member of the Florida Bar Association and an alumna of the University of Miami School of Law. Mindy graduated from Emory University with a degree in International Studies with a focus on the Middle East and Africa.
Executive Assistant / Administrator
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Emma Lebowitz is the Executive Assistant/Administrator at the Network or Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA).
With more than 30 years of experience in managing and coordinating projects, events and campaigns and setting up systems for Jewish non profits, Emma primarily serves as the executive assistant to CEO, Reuben Rotman, and provides administrative support to the full NJHSA professional staff team, while also serving as the NJHSA Office Administrator. Originally from Omaha, NE, Emma moved to NYC to attend Stern College for Women. Upon graduation, she moved to Israel for two years and interned at UJA Public Relations in the Jewish Agency building. That internship led to a love of Jewish communal service.