Hadassah

Executive Management & Staff

Executive Management

Janice Weinman
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Janice Weinman was appointed in June 2012 as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hadassah. She came directly from her post as President of K.I.D.S., an organization supporting millions of children in need in communities across the United States and overseas. Prior to her position at K.I.D.S., she served as Vice President for External Affairs of The Mount Sinai Hospital/NYU Medical Center and Health System in New York, where she was responsible for government and community relations, marketing, communications and public affairs of the five hospital consortium.

Janice also previously served as Executive Director and CEO of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a nationwide grassroots network of more than 200,000 members and 600 college and university partners and was Executive Vice President of the College Board, which works to ensure all students in the United States have adequate preparation and the opportunity to enroll in and graduate from college. She also served in both the Carter and Clinton administrations. Among the many leadership positions Janice has held in civic and community organizations, she was an inaugural board member of the Hadassah Foundation, has served as Chairman of the Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Chairman of the Board of the Women’s Leadership Board of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and member of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She holds doctorate and master’s degrees from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University.

Ron Aloni
Chief Financial and
Operations Officer

Ron Aloni was appointed in May 2018 as Hadassah’s Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Ron is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the nation’s largest women’s Zionist organization.

Ron has significant experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to Hadassah, Ron served as Chief Financial Officer for the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF), and previously was Vice President for Finance and Controller for Pace University.  As a Senior Manager at KPMG and later at Ernst & Young, Ron specialized in the firm’s non-profit market sector with clients that included large local and national organizations.

A CPA in both the U.S. and Israel, Ron received his BA in Accounting and Psychology from the University of Tel Aviv and his MBA in Strategic Management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Not-For-Profit Expert Panel and the New York State Society of CPAs Non-For-Profit Committee.

Prior to his professional career, Ron served 3 years in the Israeli army intelligence forces.

Sheryl Zeligson
Chief Legal Officer and General Council

Sheryl Zeligson has been with Hadassah since 1992. Prior to Hadassah, Zeligson served as an associate at the law firms of Fulbright and Jaworski, LLP and Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science. Sheryl was awarded a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. Sheryl is also an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law.

Senior Staff

Naomi Brunnlehrman
Director Education and Adocacy Division

Naomi Brunnlehrman has been an advocate for over 30 years and is a co-founder of The Jewish Deaf Resource Center, which builds bridges between individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and the wider Jewish community. She is a tri-lingual interpreter, a past Assistant Vice President at KeyCorp, a Software Conversion Project Specialist for over 10 years and most recently worked at DOROT as their Education Director. Naomi has her MA in Jewish Studies from the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Lindy Ettin
Director of the Organization Division

Lindy Ettin Lindy Ettin is the Director of the Organization Division. She has worked in Jewish non-profit for over 15 years and specializes in Organizational Development and Strategic Planning for Hadassah. Within the Organization Division, Lindy has directed the staff support teams within the eight Geographic Areas at-large for Hadassah to focus on how to maximize staff resources, share best business practices and enhance the services provided to our donors, members and volunteers nationwide.

Lindy volunteers for numerous organizations including the Jewish Federation of Orange County, JCC Maccabi Games and Planned Parenthood. Lindy graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in English and holds an MBA from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business in New York City.

Eleanor Goldhar
Division Director, Marketing and Communications

Eleanor Goldhar Eleanor Goldhar joined Hadassah in July 2019 as Division Director, Marketing and Communications, to drive the evolution of a robust culture of philanthropy, and the expansion and enhancement of new member engagement. Eleanor’s portfolio includes strategic planning, development, sponsorship, and communications, branding and marketing in both non- and for-profit sectors. Eleanor previously held the positions of Deputy Director and Chief of Global Communications for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museums; Executive Officer of External Affairs at the 92nd Street Y (92Y); Vice President of Publicity & Corporate Relations at Livent Inc. (USA and Canada), a TONY Award-winning producer of Broadway and internationally touring theater productions.

Eleanor's doctoral work at the University of Toronto focused on theater and dramatic literature. She is an accredited member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and a founding member of ArtsCom representing 60 cultural organizations in New York City.

Eleanor, in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications leadership team, is happy to have completed a new Marketing & Communications Division Strategic Plan to re-energize Hadassah’s top priorities and goal of creating a culture of Philanthropy.

Sheryl Hoffman
Director of Marketing & Special Projects

Sheryl Hoffman has over 30 years of experience in her field in marketing agencies, corporate and non-profit organizations. Prior to Hadassah, Sheryl was the Director of External Affairs at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Jewish National Fund.

Sheryl is a past president of her synagogue, Congregation Beth El in South Orange, NJ and continues to be active in the areas of fundraising, adult education, ritual and marketing. She has also served on various boards and committees including the NJ regional board of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Jewish Theological Seminary Cantorial School Focus Group and the JTS Cantorial School Task Force. Sheryl graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Communications.

Bart R. Minsky
Chief Human Resources Officer

Bart R. Minsky has over 30 years of Human Resources experience including Chief Human Resources Officer and other senior HR leadership roles. Prior to coming to Hadassah, Bart served as a Human Resources consultant to the healthcare industry and before that was Vice President of Human Resources at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He graduated from the University at Albany with a BA in Economics and from the New York Institute of Technology with an MS in Labor and Industrial Relations. Bart holds Senior Human Resources certifications from the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resources Management.

Joshua W. Rednik, CFP
Chief Development Officer

Josh Rednik has more than twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector, managing organizations and developing and executing multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns. Josh was President and CEO of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) from 2014-2018, where he and his team raised over $60M from foundations, corporations and individuals in support of DRIF’s mission to cure type 1 diabetes. Prior to DRIF, Josh served as Executive Director of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of Greater MetroWest in Whippany, NJ from 2008-2013. During his tenure, Josh and his team created and implemented JCF’s $100M “MetroWest Tomorrow” Endowment Campaign, exceeding its original goal ahead of schedule. He has also held senior leadership roles within the major gifts and planning giving and endowment divisions of UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD).

Josh is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Psychology and received his MSS in Social Service at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA. A Certified Financial Planner™ professional, he received an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu, Director Engagement Division

Rabbi Rebecca W Sirbu is the Director of the Member & Unit Services Division at Hadassah, HWZOA.

Selected as one of the “Most Inspirational Rabbis in America” by The Forward Newspaper, Rebecca sits at the leading edge of American Jewish life. She comes to Hadassah after being the Director of Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders, a pluralist network of rabbis dedicated to serving the needs of all people through creative use of Jewish wisdom. She is also the founder of RabbiCareers.com, making it easier for rabbis and communities of all types to find each other. She has consulted for synagogues, organizations, and individuals on leadership development, building creative capacity, actualizing ideas, and how to work across religious and cultural borders.

She is an expert voice on social media, and a speaker and writer on a variety of issues related to religion in America today. She is published in several books: I am Here: The Untold Stories of Everyday People, Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Women on Why They Stay, and The Sacred Calling: Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate, and is a regular contributor to eJewish Philanthropy among other publications.

Previously, Rebecca was the founding director of The MetroWest Jewish Health and Healing Center and the Director of the Center for Jewish Life at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ where she used her skills as a trained hospital chaplain, pastoral counselor, and Jewish educator to foster Jewish community, love of learning, and spiritual growth. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, she holds a master’s degree and ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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