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The JCP Board is made up of downtown community members who contribute time, energy, and resources to helping build a vibrant and diverse downtown community.

Board of Directors

Stacy Pollack

President

Stacy Pollack graduated with a BSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. She is currently a full time mom and dedicated volunteer. In her pre-mom life, Stacy worked in both television news and as the director of marketing for a designer shoe company. Stacy sits on the board of MS Hope for a Cure, a charity dedicated to funding research and helping people living with multiple sclerosis. She is also on the leadership committee for the Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art program and involved in various women’s cancer research charities. After almost eight years in London, Stacy and her husband Jonathan moved back to New York City in 2009. They currently live in Tribeca with their two sons, Braden and Evan, and their three dogs.

Executive Committee

Jared Friedberg

Executive Committee

Jared Friedberg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sycale Advisors, an investment manager, and Portfolio Manager of the Mercator Fund. Prior to founding Sycale, Jared was Co-Founder and Partner of Compass Global Investments LLC, a single-family investment company. Jared was a Principal at Cortec Group for seven years, a U.S. middle-market leveraged buyout fund. Jared earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of Sirenas Marine Discovery, Sandton Capital Partners, and Globalpak Holdings, Ltd. Jared and his wife live in Greenwich Village with their two daughters, one of whom is enrolled in JCP’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program. They actively support children’s education in Latin America through the Genesis Foundation.

Kerry Golden

Executive Committee

Kerry Golden holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law. She spent numerous years practicing commercial real estate and financial restructuring law and ultimately joined the legal recruiting industry. Prior to attending law school, Kerry was a member of Teach for America, where she taught high school special education students in New Orleans. Kerry lives in Soho with her husband and daughter, who is a graduate of the ECC and attends HSP.

Lee Levy

Executive Committee

Lee Levy is a managing director in the Real Estate Group within the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) and a member of the MBD Real Estate Investment Committee. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Lee spent seven years at TPG and Deutsche Bank where he was a managing director and a founding member of TPG Real Estate Finance, a carve out of Deutsche Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Special Situations Group business. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he held positions at Centerbridge, Morgan Stanley and LNR Property Corp. Lee is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Jewish Community Project Downtown. Lee earned a BSBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2002.

Jeffrey Ross

Executive Committee

Jeffrey Ross is a partner and chair of the Executive Compensation & ERISA department at Fried Frank. For over 15 years, he has counseled clients on ERISA fiduciary matters and assisted clients with the executive compensation aspects of merger and acquisition transactions. More generally, Jeff has worked with several clients on a broad variety of employee benefits and compensation matters, including the negotiation of employment, non-competition and severance agreements, as well as equity-based compensation arrangements. He received his JD from New York University School of Law in 2001, where he was an Associate Casebook Editor of the law school’s Moot Court Casebook, and received his BA, cum laude, with honors in Latin Literature, from Yale University in 1998. He has called Tribeca home for nearly 10 years and enjoys exploring the neighborhood with his wife Solange and his three children Gabriel, Naomi and Billie.

Rachel Ziff**

Trustee

Rachel Ziff is a graduate of Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Jewish Studies. She has served in a variety of roles in the financial services industry, beginning her career at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and most recently serving as the Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Investor Relations at an equity and credit hedge fund. A resident of downtown Manhattan for 11 of the past 13 years, Rachel is now a full-time mother living in Tribeca with her husband, Eric, their daughters, Madeleine and Molly, and their Goldendoodle, Totti.

Trustees

Shara Levy

Trustee

Daniel Elias

Executive Committee

Daniel Elias is an award winning Producer and Director. In 1995 he co-founded Hybrid Films where he pursues a passion for storytelling, larger than life characters and in-the-moment real-life drama. He has created and produced over 500 episodes of powerful, dramatic and humorous television – from the groundbreaking series that pioneered character-driven docu-soap, like Brooklyn North Homicide and Family Plots, to long running hits like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Parking Wars. He has also produced and directed several feature length award winning documentaries on topics ranging from Hostage Negotiation to the arms industry, the environment, and human rights abuses. Daniel grew up in England and studied law at Cambridge University before moving to NYC and graduating from the Film and TV program at NYU, where he now also teaches. He lives in Tribeca with his family.

Ben Feder

Trustee

Ben Feder is author of Take Off Your Shoes, President of International Partnerships for the U.S. at Tencent, the Chinese Internet titan, and formerly CEO of Take Two interactive, the publisher of the smash video game hits, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto, and NBA 2K. He serves on the boards of directors of public and private companies in the media and entertainment industries and is a director of Save a Child’s Heart, a nonprofit that works globally to rescue children with congenital heart defects. Ben lives in Tribeca with his wife, Victoria, and their four children, Sam, Oliver, Nava, and Rita.

Dori Friedman

Trustee

Dori Friedman received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Studies from Indiana University. She spent nine years at The Advertising Council, a national non-profit organization. As Director of Special Events for the Ad Council, Dori was responsible for coordinating and running all of the organization’s events including their Annual Benefit that raised over $2,000,000. Dori is now a full-time mother and lives in Tribeca with her husband and two daughters, Samantha and Danielle.

Corinne Goldman

Trustee

Corinne Goldman spent more than a decade as a practicing attorney with a focus on securities litigation. A graduate of Yeshiva University and The University of Pennsylvania Law School, Corinne spent most of her career at Dewey Ballantine and then Dewey LeBoeuf, her practice centered on M&A-related litigation and contests for corporate control. More recently, she has dedicated a substantial portion of her time to consulting and/or volunteer work for charitable foundations and organizations, including spending several months in Tanzania, Africa, teaching in orphanages and local schools. Corinne currently serves on the Emerging Leadership Council of the 92nd Street Y and recently served as a member of UNICEF’s U.S. delegation to Nicaragua. Together with her husband, she founded the Daniel and Corinne Goldman Charitable Fund, through which she supports a number of organizations focused on international poverty. Corinne and Daniel live in Tribeca with their children, three of whom are enrolled at the ECC.

Randy McCallum

Trustee

Randy McCallum is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Equity Derivatives at BTIG, a financial services company focused on finding trading solutions that are customizable, scalable and targeted to our clients specific needs. Randall earned a B.S in economics from Tulane University and has been active in other philanthropic organizations having spent almost ten years on the board of A Little Hope which was started post 9/11 to help children deal with losing loved ones at a young age. Randall currently lives in Tribeca with his wife Tracey, and two daughters Reese and Sydney.

Robert Raphael

Trustee

Robert Raphael is the Trader at Avoro Capital Advisors, a global life sciences investment firm that focuses on supporting emerging biotechnology companies. Prior to joining Avoro, Robbie held trading roles at Jafra Capital, Jericho Capital Asset Management, and TPG Axon. Robbie received his BA, cum laude, from the University of Rochester. He lives in Battery Park with his wife Erica and their two children, Max and Reese.

Liz Rosenberg

Trustee

Liz Rosenberg is an attorney at Labaton Sucharow LLP where she practices securities litigation. Liz studied Psychology at the University of Michigan and received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She has lived in downtown Manhattan since 2001 and has been involved with JCP since 2008. She currently lives in TriBeCa with her husband Adam and their three children, Zara, Luca, and Ayla.

Margrit Wiesendanger

Trustee

Margrit Wiesendanger is a rheumatologist at the Mount Sinai Hospital, where she divides her time between caring for ambulatory patients in the faculty practice and the hospital-based clinic, and consulting in the care of hospitalized patients. She also serves as the program director for the rheumatology fellowship training program and precepts small group sessions for students of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Margrit received her MD-PhD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Yeshiva University) in the discipline of immunology, and completed her residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia campus. She has lived in Tribeca with her husband Dan, a neuroradiologist at Mount Sinai West, since 2002. Their children Joey and Izzy are alumni of the ECC and current Project Gadol/Project Bet students, respectively.

Advisory Council

Evan Roth*

Evan Roth is a Managing Partner of BBR Partners, a multi-family office where he co-runs the firm, and is a Director of Portfolio and Wealth Advisory. He is a member […]

Evan Roth is a Managing Partner of BBR Partners, a multi-family office where he co-runs the firm, and is a Director of Portfolio and Wealth Advisory. He is a member of BBR’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. He co-founded the firm in 2000. Evan’s focus is working with multigenerational families and individuals who have newly-created wealth to define and translate their values into a comprehensive, sophisticated investment program. Prior to founding BBR, Evan served as the Director of Private Accounts for Global Asset Management (GAM), and worked previously at Goldman Sachs & Co. in their asset management division. Evan graduated with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School and holds an additional degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. Evan is Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Gotham chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is a Life Trustee of The Kentuckians of New York and is actively involved with the Mary Byron Foundation. Evan is a co-host, along with his brother, of the business podcast “Breaking the Mold”, where he interviews entrepreneurs and executives who have found success through non-traditional paths.

Aaron Stone

Executive Committee

Aaron Stone is a Senior Partner of Apollo Management, a private equity firm, where he runs the firm’s Media, Entertainment & Communications group. Prior to joining Apollo in 1997, he was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Smith Barney and received an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College. Aaron serves as co-Chairman of Endemol Shine Group and has served on numerous other corporate boards of directors. He is also a board member of The Civilians, a non-profit that creates and produces new theater, and is a Trustee of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Susan Silverstein*

Trustee

Susan Silverstein has served on the JCP Board since 2010. She became JCP’s volunteer Transition Team Leader in 2011, and then served as President of the Board from July 2012 to June 2016 and Chair of the Board from July 2017 to June 2018. Susan worked on Wall Street for 18 years until 2006 when she completed her four-year role as Global Director of Equity Research at Banc of America Securities. Prior to that, she was a US equity research analyst, and was awarded the #1 ranking in US footwear and apparel research and stock picking, as reported by Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-America Surveys and the Wall Street Journal’s top stock picking polls. In addition to her JCP volunteering, Susan and her partner live in Tribeca and raise their daughter. Susan’s other joy is to serve up her knubbel (garlic) borscht to any takers or borscht devotees. Word is that her cholent has an underground following as well.

Victoria PL Feder*

Founder and Advisory Council Chair

Advisory Council

Victoria PL Feder, JCP Founder, leads a digital education company that develops internet and mobile based corporate training classes in the area of digital marketing. Victoria was previously a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and was co-founder of an internet software company, ExpertCommerce. She holds MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Yale University. An active member of New York’s Jewish community, Victoria co-founded JCP in 2002 to build Jewish community downtown in the wake of 9/11. She is now active with and passionate about the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), which drives for global justice in the name of Jewish. Victoria is a 21-year resident of Tribeca where she lives with her husband, Ben, and four children, Sam, Oliver, Rita and Nava.

Scott Berrie

Advisory Council

Scott Berrie is an Emmy Award winning producer for “The Loving Story,” a documentary on the watershed civil rights case Loving v. Virginia released by HBO. He is the CEO and founder of Impulse Creative Productions, LLC and serves as Vice President of the Russell Berrie Foundation which makes social investments in innovative ideas that promote a rich Jewish communal life; supports medical advances in diabetes and humanism in medicine; and fosters religious understanding and pluralism. Scott’s currently developing “Jerusalem, I Love You,” a feature length, narrative film along the same format as films widely acclaimed “Paris, Je t’aime” and “New York, I Love You.” Before founding Impulse, Scott was the co-founder and CEO of VisionSpring, a three-time winner of Fast Company’s Social Capitalist Award for reducing poverty and economic advancement in the developing world through the sale of affordable eyeglasses. Berrie was given the first NYU Stern Stewart Satter Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2007, Scojo New York joined the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Scott is a trustee with the the Jewish Community Project Downtown, the American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, American Friends of the Shalom Hartman Institute, and Jerusalem Foundation. He’s a graduate of Colorado University, Columbia University Graduate School of International and Public Affairs with a certificate in Middle East Studies where he was a SIPA International Affairs Fellow and New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. Scott served as a Combat Engineer in the Israel Defense Forces from 1989-1990.

Lori Fineman*

Advisory Council

Lori Fineman is the Executive Director of Transport Group, a not-for-profit, Off-Broadway theater company. Prior to her role with Transport Group, Lori was the Global Director of Knowledge Management for the Capital Markets Company, an Antwerp-based financial services consulting firm and was the Director of Knowledge Management, Pharmaceutical Practice for Andersen Consulting. Ms. Fineman has also worked professionally as an actor, choreographer and yoga instructor and served as the Executive Director of the National Women’s Theater Festival in Philadelphia. Ms. Fineman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English and Theater Arts and a B.S.E. from the Wharton School. Lori lives in Tribeca with her husband, Steve and their three sons.

Brian Friedman

Advisory Council

Brian Friedman is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Brevan Howard Investment Management. Prior to joining Brevan Howard, he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in their Interest Rate Product group in charge of Hedge Fund Sales, and received a BS in Finance from Indiana University. Brian serves on the board of directors for Advocates for Children, which provides free legal and advocacy services to students with disabilities and from low income backgrounds, to promote access to the best education and services that New York can provide. He lives in Tribeca with his wife Dori and daughters Samantha and Danielle.

Nathalie Rubens

Advisory Council

Nathalie Rubens is a former Equity Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley and Solomon Smith Barney, where she covered the Israeli technology and US retail sectors. Prior to working in Finance, she was a freelance journalist and the Grants Director at The Abraham Fund, a not-for-profit organization seeking to promote coexistence among Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens. She received a M.A. in International Relations and Economics with a concentration in Middle East Studies from the The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently with American Jewish World Service (AJWS) as part of its New York Leadership Council. Nathalie has lived in Tribeca since 2002 with her husband Saul Goodman and their four children, and has been active in JCP’s leadership since its founding.

Jodi Schwartz

Advisory Council

Jodi Schwartz is a Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz where she is the practice leader for Tax and Employee Benefits. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Board of Family and Childrens Services, UJA Federation of New York, and Israel Sci Tech Schools. She has lived in Tribeca since 2002 with her husband and two children.

Dan Senor

Advisory Council

Dan Senor is an author, investor, and television commentator on global affairs. He is currently a senior advisor to Elliott Management, a New York-based hedge fund. He is also adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to re-joining the investment management business, Dan was one of the longest serving civilian officials in Iraq, where he served in 2003 and 2004 as a Senior Adviser and the Chief Spokesperson for the U.S.-led Coalition. For his service, he was awarded the highest civilian honor by the Pentagon. Dan also served as a Pentagon adviser to Central Command in Qatar.Dan completed his BA at the University of Western Ontario and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; he completed his MBA at Harvard Business School. Dan is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle. He writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, and has also been published by the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek Magazine, and Time.

Laurie Slosberg Kaminsky

Advisory Council

Laurie Slosberg Kaminsky is an attorney in private practice in Tribeca. After growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, she graduated from Tufts University with a degree in International Relations and earned her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. Laurie is a member of the State Bar of New York and that of California. She is a member of the 2009 Gala Host Committee for LIFT, an organization dedicated to providing information and support, as well as access to justice and neighborhood-based resources, for families and individuals involved in New York City Family Court. Prior to starting her own law practice, Laurie clerked for the Honorable Geraldine Mund of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and worked as an associate in large law firms in Los Angeles and New York City. A resident of Tribeca since 2003, Laurie lives with her three true loves, her husband Howard and their children, Isabelle and Oliver.

Molly Snyder

Advisory Council

Molly Snyder is a clinical social worker at the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. Prior to that she founded Metropolitan Moms, a company that runs various educational classes at galleries, museums, and other cultural institutions throughout New York City. Molly started her career at Goldman Sachs in investment banking in New York and London and then went to work at the New York City Investment Fund providing funding and mentoring to companies affected by 9/11. Molly received her MBA and MSW from Columbia University. She also serves on the board of directors of StreetWise Partners, an organization that leverages mentorship to increase employment opportunities for adults from under-resourced communities.

*Past President   
**ECC Parents’ Association Co-President
  ***Hebrew School Parents Vaad President

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