Officers & Executive Committee

Stephen M. Greenberg Alan Ades
PRESIDENT Dr. Betsy Gidwitz
Alexander Smukler Larry Gold
Martin Goldstein Susan Green
Rabbi David Hill William Hess
Allen Kronstadt Leonard L. Kleinman
Herbert Seif Dr. Stephen Kutner
TREASURER Hon. Mel Levine
Max R. Schrayer Daniel Rubin
Robert G. Sugarman
SECRETARY Dr. Judith L. Wolf
Mark B. Levin
Amb. Morris B. Abram* Theodore R. Mann
Denis C. Braham Robert J. Meth, M.D.
Shoshana S. Cardin Rabbi Israel Miller*
Eugene Gold Edward B. Robin
Jerry Goodman Howard E. Sachs
Lesley Israel Rabbi Herschel Schacter*
Charlotte Jacobson* Joel M. Schindler, Ph.D.
Fabian Kolker* Rabbi Mark N. Staitman
Burton S. Levinson Richard B. Stone
Stanley H. Lowell* Lewis H. Weinstein*
Harold Paul Luks Martin A. Wenick
Richard Maass* Richard L. Wexler


Stephen M. Greenberg was elected NCSJ Chairman in December 2012. He was an NCSJ Vice-President for three years, and has been an Executive Committee member since 2007. He also serves on the boards of Hillel International and the Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People.

Mr. Greenberg was an active participant in the Soviet Jewry movement and the United Jewish Appeal. At a 1984 UJA Young Leadership Conference, he famously gave President Ronald Reagan a Prisoner of Conscience bracelet inscribed with refusenik Yosef Begun's name. President Reagan wore the bracelet at meetings with Soviet leaders, in solidarity with the movement.

Mr. Greenberg is a attorney who has been in private practice for over four decades. He is currently a managing partner of the Pilgrim Mediation Group. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney, he is Chair of the Federal Judicial Selection Committee of New Jersey. He holds a J.D. (with honors) from George Washington University.

Mr. Greenberg and his wife Sandra have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Alexander Smukler is the first former refusenik to be elected President of NCSJ. Before emigrating to the United States in 1991 from the Soviet Union, he served as a member of the board of the Vaad, or Confederation of Jewish Organizations and Communities of the USSR, and executive director of both B’nai B’rith of the USSR and the Jewish Information Center of Moscow. He became President of NCSJ in December 2008.

Mr. Smukler is the board chair of Century 21: Russia, Kazakhstan & the Ukraine, a franchise of the residential real estate firm, as well as the president and founder of the American Foundation for Orphans Abroad and a board member of the Russian Jewish Congress. He travels frequently to Russia on business and for philanthropic purposes.

Mr. Smukler resides in New Jersey. He is married and has three children.

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