The Board of Directors of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University consists of approximately thirty members, with a roughly equal number of Catholics and Jews. Members are from the greater Delaware Valley community together with representation from the office of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and from the student population of Saint Joseph’s University. Members from outside Saint Joseph’s University are appointed for renewable three-year terms. Board meetings are chaired by the director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations.
Board members are selected because of their commitment to the Vision Statement of the Jewish-Catholic Institute and their ability and desire to advance its work. Board meetings provide the opportunity for the members to engage in vigorous and productive exchange about the work of the Institute. Advising the director on the focus and direction of the Institute, developing strategies regarding management and development, serving as consultants for various projects and initiatives, and assisting in the establishment of Institute priorities are all examples of how directors share their experience, expertise, and counsel.
Board members are encouraged to use contacts which they have to help advance the mission of the Institute. They are encouraged to promote enthusiastically the Institute’s mission, strengths and successes to friends, colleagues and associates, and to attend important Institute events whenever possible. Board members support the Institute’s work through their advisory, networking, and/or financial contributions.
Ordinarily the Board meets once in the fall and spring academic semesters. Its gatherings are planned by a Steering Committee consisting of at least three Board members, the director, and at least one representative from the office of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, with a rough parity between Jewish and Catholic members.
|Rita C. Altman, Ed.D.
||Jewish educator; past associate superintendent schools, School District of Philadelphia
|Paul Aspan, Ph.D.||Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, SJU|
|Pamela Z Cacchione, PhD, APRN, GNP, BC||Associate Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing - Clinician Educator, University of Pennsylvania
|Msgr. Joseph W. Devlin, J.C.D.
||Assistant Professor of Religion, LaSalle University|
|David Efroymson, Ph.D.
||Professor of Religion (emeritus), LaSalle University
|Josey G. Fisher, M.A., M.S.W.
||Director, Holocaust Oral History Archive, Gratz College||
|Nancy Ruth Fox, Ph.D.
||Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, SJU
|Leonard Grossman||National and local board member, American Jewish Committee; Board of Trusteees member, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia|
|Barton A. Hertzbach, Esq.
||Past chair, Board member, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
|Batame Hertzbach||Chair of Holocaust Programming Committee, board member, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
|Hon. Paul L. Jaffe||Senior Counsel, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Judge on the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia (retired); Member, Board of American Jewish Committee, Philadelphia Chapter and National Council
|Barbara Kahn|| Kahn Foundation
|Charles Kahn, Jr., Hon. Ph.D. Comm. Science
||President, Kahn and Company Real Estate; past Board member, American Jewish Committee.
|Nina Kaleska, M.A.
||Director of Educational Benefits Program, UWCW Local 1776 Health and Welfare Fund (retired); lecturer on Holocaust related topics; Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication, Temple University|
|Terry Katz||Jewish National Fund - National Vice President of Women's Campaign for Israel; Board Member, Main Line Health Heart Center at Lankenau Hospital|
|John D. Kelly, IV., M.D.
||Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
|Adam Kessler||Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council||
|William Madges, Ph.D.
||Dean, College of Arts and Science, SJU|
|Joni Magee, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.||Certified Paralegal|
|Barbara D'Iorio Martino||Chair, Board of Directors, Chestnut Hill College
|Rocco L. Martino, Ph.D.
||Founder/CEO of CyberFone Technologies, Inc.|
|David Maxey, Esq.||Retired partner in Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; emeritus member of the boards of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (former chairman) and The Library Company of Philadelphia.|
|Marilyn McHugh, R.N., M.S.N., J.D.
||Associate Professor of Nursing, Immaculata University
|Charles J. McMahon, Jr., Sc.D.
||Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (emeritus), University of Pennsylvania|
|Helen McMahon||Teacher (retired), past president of the Science and Art Club of Germantown|
|Abeba W. Molinari||Ethiopian Orthodox Community Member, Philadelphia, PA|
|James R. Molinari, Esq.||Founder/President James R. Molinari, P.C.; General Counsel, PRA Development and Management Corporation|
|William R.O'Brien, M.D.
||Psychiatrist, Gladwynne, PA.
|James Redington, S.J., Ph.D.||SJU Office of Mission; adjunct professor, Dept of Theology and Religious Studies SJU||
|Fran Rosenbluth||Teacher (retired); Rosenbluth International (retired)
|Harold S. Rosenbluth||Chairman, Rosenbluth Vacations
|Mark Smith, Ph.D.
||Professor of Bible and Near Eastern Studies, New York University||
|Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro||Temple Sholom in Broomall|
|Rabbi David Straus||Senior Rabbi, Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim; Chair, Jewish Community Relations Council|
|Domenic J.Vallone||Director of Operations, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; Board member, Cathedral Kitchen, Camden, N.J.|
|Carroll Weinberg, M.D.
||Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst; Associate Scholar, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Board member of the Middle East Forum, AJC|
|Charlotte Cohen Weinberg||Philanthropist|
|Jacob Weinberger, P.E.
||Chair, Jewish Identity, Board member, B'nai B'rith Liberty Region; Member, Holocaust Memorial Committee|
|Brian Welsh||Financial Advisor, Well Fargo Advisors, LLC|