Officers & Directors of Women of Emanu-El

Dr. Florence Milch
Leslie Hecht*
Benay Ostrager-DiGia
Andrea Brown
Leslie Hecht
Vice President
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Interim Treasurer
Susan Alexander
Rhoda Altman
Alexandra Bloch Jeydel
Jocelyn F. Chait*
Eva Cooper
Dr. Eileen Cutler
Phyllis Hahn
Cecelia A. Hauptman*
Nikola Hennes
Rhona Lipton
Julie Perlin
Danna Polikoff
Melanie Rosen Brooks
Dee Rosenthal
Viviane Sallay
Lisa Senter
Ann Shapiro
Iris Warren
Marcia Waxman*
Deborah Weiss-Weinman
Nora Weinreich*
Amy Diamond
Marjorie Dreyfus
Dr. Susan Kincaid
Barbara Kummel
Ruth Rabb
Barbara Streicker
Rona Weinstein
Cantor Mia Fram Davidson
Sylvia Posner
Joanne Sobel
Dionne Gorbea

   * Past President

President’s Message

I am honored to be the president of Women of Emanu-El, which is now in its 100th year.

For the past four years, I have been President–and Chairman of the Program Committee for eight years before that. It has been a privilege planning so many events, especially in such a challenging time when the connections and friendships developed in Women of Emanu-El have been a lifeline for so many.

As president of Women of Emanu-El, it is my goal to ensure that this magnificent organization continues to shine as a warm welcoming arm of our beloved Emanu-El.

My sense of responsibility to honor and respect the amazing women that have held this position in the past is of great importance to me. Going forward, our future is bright, inclusive, relevant, and magnificent.

We will embrace the past and give thanks to what has brought us here today, to sustain the importance of our organization. This moment is about our tomorrows, and our many exciting programs old and new.

I hope that my enthusiasm will inspire you to participate in our events, volunteer when needed, invite members of the Emanu-El community to join us at our events, or go to the book club or even volunteer for one of our initiatives. I know that I will certainly be inspired by your commitment and devotion to Women of Emanu-El.

— Leslie Hecht, Women of Emanu-El President