Director

This person is a member of the board of JSPAN.

Lauren Beller

Lauren Beller is a young Jewish professional with a range of experience that makes her an exciting addition to the Board.  She graduated from Temple University in 2009 with a degree in Elementary and Special Education, and she completed a second major in Psychology.  After teaching in the School District of Philadelphia for two school years, she shifted her focus to applying her own experiences of disability to helping families of students with special needs navigate the special education system in Pennsylvania.  Her experiences with growing up using a wheelchair and having o

Judah Labovitz, Esq.

Judah Labovitz earned his undergraduate (1960) and law (1963) degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. A long-time activist, Judah is a past president of the JCRC of Greater Philadelphia and a past vice chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. He was a founder of JSPAN and served for years as one of its vice presidents. He is also a past president of the Germantown Jewish Centre.

Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom

Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom assumed the presidency of JSPAN in May of 2015.  He is the Distinguished Service Rabbi of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park, PA, an honorific title accorded to him upon his retirement on June 30, 2014, after thirty-six years as the congregation’s spiritual leader.
 

Brian Gralnick

Brian Gralnick is a leader in the region’s non-profit sector and has been recognized in various outlets for his impact on both clients and colleagues through his work as Director of the Center for Social Responsibility with Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. In his professional and volunteer time, he is active with a host of non-profit organizations. His expertise in the field of aging and social services was recognized as he was selected to serve in Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s Transition Team for the Department of Aging, one of the youngest transition team members.

Daniel Siegel

Dan got his start as an organizer for Ned Lamont’s gubernatorial campaign where he learned the daily rigors of face-to-face messaging. Following the primary, he took his experience to Delaware, as a regional field director for Chris Coons as part of a team that secured one of the few Democratic victories in 2010.

Nathan Kleinman

Nate Kleinman was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from Abington Friends School in 2000 and from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 2004. He worked a wide range of jobs, from landscaper to spotlight operator to office manager, before choosing to pursue a life of activism. He has since primarily sought work in politics and organizing, though he quit his last “real job” in 2012 (as an organizer with the Service Employees International Union).

Marlena Kleit

Marlena currently teaches courses in writing/critical thinking and literature at The Moore College of Art & Design.  She also maintains a connection to the work that she did for many years at the Jewish Community Relations Council here in Philadelphia, where she presently serves as a judge for the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition on the Holocaust.

Marc Stier, Ph.D.

Marc Stier has had an illustrious career as an activist, teacher, and writer. He became Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center in 2015.

Audrey Ann Ross

Audrey Ann Ross currently works as Communications and Community Engagement Manager at AccessMatters. Formerly she was the Government and Media Relations Coordinator at Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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