Board

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Current Board of Directors

Rabbi Howard Alpert received his B.A. degree from Queens College in 1973 and a masters degree in Rabbinic Literature from Yeshiva University in 1979.  He is an ordinand of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University.  Having begun his career with Hillel in 1973,...Read more

Born 3/1/38 Baltimore ,Md. BS in con Wharton school U of Pa 1961. Married to Cookie Belman. 2 children Felice and Albert. President Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El 1977 1979. Pres Jewish federation. 1997 1999. Boards....Read more

Judge Harold Berger (Retired) has long been active in national bar and judicial affairs.  He is the recipient of numerous awards, as outlined in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World, including the National Service Award of the...Read more

Treasurer

Craig Blackman is a partner with the law firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, a firm that has helped publicly and privately held corporations, health care and nonprofit organizations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals achieve their goals since its inception in 1926....Read more

Michael S. Cohen is a partner in Duane Morris’ Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group.  Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. He has trained and counseled employers throughout the country on subjects including...Read more

Matt Handel is proof that it is never too late to be a young leader.  Despite waiting until age 35 to attend his first Federation event, he quickly found his home in the Philadelphia young leadership.  Matt is passionate about both politics and Judaism, so he is Chair of the...Read more

Secretary

Richard Lee was the Founding Director of the Collaborative, and has served as an advisor to the project throughout its history.  

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