Board of Directors


Executive Committee

President: Adam Brooks

VP: Susan Silver

VP: Helen Opper

Treasurer: Lori Blumenthal

Secretary: Cheryl Boswell

Immediate Past President: Michael Korenblit


General Board

Anita Barlow

Mark Behrman

Gus Buthman

Julie Buthman

Erin Israel Duffy

Jennifer Friesen

Debra Gettleman

David Goss

Sara Honegger

Loren Plotkin

Dr. Michael Pollack

​Yvette Trachtenberg

Donald Wood


Organizational Representatives

Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning 

Emanuel Synagogue Co-Presidents: Jennifer Dennis

Hillel at The University of Oklahoma: Barbie Greer

Temple B'nai Israel President: Ann Louise Olson


Ex Officio

Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning: Nechoma Goldman, Rabbi Ovadia Goldman

Emanuel Synagogue: Jeff Goss, Rabbi Abby Jacobson

Hillel at The University of Oklahoma: Kasi Shelton

ICSS: Rabbi Juan Mejia (Emanuel Synagogue) & Ardis Marrs Steele (Temple B'nai Israel)

Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE): Edie Roodman

Temple B'nai Israel: Levi Gettleman, Rabbi Vered Harris & Ardis Marrs Steele



Development Committee

The Development Committee plans all fundraising events and works with the Board of Directors on soliciting financial support for the Jewish Federation.


Executive Committee

The Jewish Federation's Executive Committee oversees governance issues as well as all human relations issues with employees.


Finance Committee

The Jewish Federation's Finance Committee oversees the budget and annual audit.


Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

Our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) oversees Mitzvah Corps, the coordination of the Jewish community's efforts to help others in the greater Oklahoma City area via partnerships with other organizations like Habitat for Humanity, OKC Beautiful and the Regional Food Bank. The JCRC also provides a forum and focal point for communal response to issues related to the separation of church/state and inter-religious affairs.


Program Committee

The Program Committee serves to help guide Jewish Federation staff in developing and delivering programs throughout the community.


Yom HaShoah Committee

The Yom HaShoah Committee is composed of a diverse group of interfaith community leaders and educators who work to develop each year's Yom HaShoah community-wide program.