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Executive Vice President, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

In June 1986, Malcolm Hoenlein was elected Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body on international and national concerns for 52 national Jewish organizations. Previously, he served as the founding Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York, the central coordinating agency for Jewish organizations in the metropolitan New York area. Prior to that, he was the founding Executive Director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.

Malcolm Hoenlein received his B.A. in Political Science from Temple University and completed his Masters degree and doctoral course work from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of International Relations. A National Defense Fellow in the University’s Near East Center, Mr. Hoenlein taught International Relations in the Political Science Department and served as a Middle East specialist at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. In addition, he served on the editorial staff of ORBIS, the Journal of International Affairs.

Mr. Hoenlein has traveled throughout the world meeting with world leaders and Jewish communities. He has written and lectured across the US and abroad on international relations, Israel and Middle East affairs, Soviet and World Jewry, terrorism, the American Jewish community, and intergroup relations.

Mr. Hoenlein serves as an advisor to many public officials and is frequently consulted on public policy issues. He appears regularly in the media.

Mr. Hoenlein has been the recipient of many awards and tributes.  Among recent honors, he was conferred a Doctorate of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) by Yeshiva University and a Doctorate of Laws (Honoris Causa) from Touro College and was honored by, among others, State of Israel Bonds for his “valiant and extraordinary service to Israel and the Jewish people,” the Private Sector Initiative Award from President Ronald Reagan, American ORT honored him with a special “Man of the Millennium” Tribute, the first Quittman Award for Jewish Professional Excellence, the Defender of Jerusalem Award, Millender Fellow at Brandeis University, Fellow of the Jerusalem College of Technology, the Jack D. Weiler Award for Jewish Communal Service, and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations National Service Award. Mr. Hoenlein played a key role in organizing the massive National Solidarity Rally for Israel in Washington, DC.

The Mayor of Jerusalem announced in 2007 that the City Council had designated Mr. Hoenlein recipient of the city’s highest tribute, the “Neeman Yerushalayim” (Trustee of Jerusalem) award. Mr. Hoenlein was appointed by three Presidents as a U.S. delegate to the Organization for Security and Conference in Europe, most recently in June 2007. He also served on the New York State Ethical Standards Board.

Mr. Hoenlein is associated with and serves on the boards of many communal, educational and civic organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations. He is Chairman of America’s Voices in Israel and Co-Chair of the Secure Community Network. He serves on the Boards of Directors or Advisory Boards of several companies.

Dean of Yeshivat Yavneh (Yavneh Hebrew Academy), in Los Angeles and a renowned Lecturer and Author

After receiving Semicha and a Masters in Education from Yeshiva University Rabbi Einhorn began his rabbinic career as an intern rabbi in Manhattan’s legendary Lincoln Square Synagogue.  In 2005, he became the head Rabbi of New York’s West Side Institutional Synagogue. In 2010, the Orthodox Union gave Rabbi Einhorn his own think tank to craft programming for other synagogues across America.

Rabbi Einhorn holds a record for the longest continuous Torah class. The 18-hour class was a fundraiser, bringing in over $250,000 to support Jewish education.

In 2012, Rabbi Einhorn moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles to serve as Rav and Dean of Yavneh Hebrew Academy. In 2015, Rabbi Einhorn released an introspective guide, weaving together pop culture and ancient Jewish wisdom, and its complementary music album, both titled Judaism Alive.

Leader of Hineni Couples, Daughter of Rebbetzen Esther Jungreis, Noted Author and Lecturer

Slovie Jungreis Wolff is a noted teacher, author, relationships and parenting lecturer. She is the leader of Hineni Couples and daughter of Rebbetzen Esther Jungreis. Slovie is the author of the parenting handbook, Raising A Child With Soul. She gives weekly classes and has lectured throughout the U.S.,Canada, Mexico, Panama, and South Africa.

Rabbi, Congregation Ohr Torah, North Woodmere, NY; YACHAD Director of Community Engagement, Strategy and Development; Noted Lecturer and Author

Rabbi Cohen is the Rabbi of Congregation Ohr Torah in North Woodmere, NY. He is also the YACHAD Director of Community Engagement, Strategy and Development. YACHAD, with an annual budget in excess of $14 million, is a thriving global organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. It is a flagship program of the Orthodox Union (OU).

Rabbi Cohen has previously served as the Rabbi of the Young Israel of the West Side from 2006 until 2015. During his tenure, the congregation doubled and became the “hot spot” on the Upper West Side for singles and young families with over 500 people each shabbos morning.  He also spent five years in Fair Lawn, NJ as assistant to Rabbi Benjamin Yudin at Shomrei Torah.

Rabbi Cohen served a Mashgiach Ruchani at Yeshiva University and Stern College for Women and also directed the Honors Program at the Lander College for Women. He is a Dayan for the Beis Din of America and also maintains a private counseling practice guiding people with relationship issues. He also was twice selected for prestigious seminars offered by the Tikvah Fund in NYC.

Rabbi Cohen received his BA from Yeshiva University in 1994, graduating with honors in History. He was ordained by the Rabbi Isaac Elchanon Theological Seminary (RIETS) in 1997 and obtained a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1999 and a Masters in counseling from University of North Texas in 2007. He worked four years as a lawyer at the firms of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He also studied at prestigious kollelim in Eretz Yisroel under HaRav Yaakov Friedman Shlita and HaRav Moshe Shapiro zt’l.

Rabbi Cohen was invited in 2013 to President Obama’s Chanuka reception at the White House as well as by Eric Cantor, former House Majority Leader to offer the opening prayer in the House of Representatives in July 2014.

He is the author of the popular book “We’re Almost There: Living with Patience, Perseverance and Purpose,” published by Mosaica Press in 2016.

He is married to Ruchi (Eisenberg) Cohen, daughter of Chief Rabbi Emeritus of Vienna, Austria Chaim Eisenberg. Ruchi holds a bachelors degree from Hebrew University with honors in English Literature and Communications and is a Registered Nurse working in the Labor and Delivery Unit of NYU Langone hospital. Ruchi is also completing a masters degree in Midwifery through Frontier Nursing University. The Cohen’s have five children Yedidya, Anaelle, Meir, Aharon and Malachi ages 12,11, 8, 5 and 1.

Jewish Activist, Noted Author and Lecturer

Menachem Lubinsky received his MBA from Baruch College in Marketing Management and Market Research. He served as the founding director of the Boro Park Senior Citizens Center and Project COPE (Career Opportunities Preparation for Employment) , and then as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs of Agudath Israel of America. In that capacity he represented the nation’s 600 Jewish elementary, high school and postgraduate schools. He was a frequent visitor to Washington, Albany and City Hall, meeting with Presidents, Governors, Mayors and their administration.

He has also served as President and Chairman of the Metropolitan NY Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty; currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Agudath Israel of America; is a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY, Domestic Affairs Committee of UJA Federation, the Council of the Jewish Organizations of Flatbush; Chai Lifeline; the Private Industry Council of the City of NY; and the NY State Procurement Council and Public Relations Advisory Committee of the Orthodox Union.  Menachem is also an outstanding orator and a prolific writer with his articles appearing in major publications throughout the country including the Op-Ed page of the NY Times.

Elder Care Expert, Founder & CEO ATC Healthcare, President Camp Morasha, Noted Lecturer on Eldercare and End of Life Healthcare Planning

David is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer at ATC Healthcare and Carebuilders at Home and is responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of its private duty home care and medical staffing divisions. Prior to that, he was a founder and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tender Loving Care/Staff Builders, a Medicare and Medicaid certified home health care and medical staffing franchise. At its peak, Staff Builders operated 170 franchised and company owned units and was the 3rd largest provider of home health care services in the U.S. David has extensive home care and staffing knowledge and is recognized as an industry expert in both fields. David served for ten years as Chairman of the Home Health Services and Staffing Association, an industry group that represented home health care and medical staffing companies. He was founder and served as Chairman of a broader industry group, the American Association for Home Care, that represented medical equipment, respiratory and infusion therapy providers, as well as home health care companies. He also served as Chairman of the Health Care Section of the American Staffing Association. David has been a frequent guest lecturer on the topics of home care and medical staffing at industry conferences and events.

Founder/Director Camp Seneca Lake and Chairman of the Physical Education Department and Athletic Director at Touro College in New York

Irv Bader is the founder and Director of Camp Seneca Lake. He has been a camp Director for over 41 years, and hires all his staff members, and oversees the entire camp operation. He makes sure that all campers’ religious, social and athletic needs are met. Irv has been able to retain key staff members at camp for many years.

Irv is also the Chairman of the Physical Education Department and Athletic Director at Touro College in New York, NY. Prior heading up Touro College’s Athletic Department, he was the Athletic Director at North Shore Hebrew Academy High School in Great Neck, NY and Flatbush Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY. He was also the Director of Adapted Physical Education for the New York City Department of Education for 28 years and a retired Professor of Physical Education at Brooklyn College for 26 years. In 2010 Irv was inducted into the Jewish Basketball Hall of Fame.

Director of Community Education at LINK and Noted Lecturer

Rabbi Maslow, originally from Cedarhurst, NY, began his rabbinic career as a rabbinic intern at the Riverdale Jewish Center.  He served at the Riverdale Jewish Center for two years while pursuing Semicha at Yeshiva University.  After completing his Semicha, Rabbi Maslow moved out to the West Coast and served with distinction as the Assistant Rabbi at Young Israel of Century City under the tutelage of Rabbi Elazar Muskin. He now serves as the Director of Community Education at the LINK Kollel and Shul where he is a much-sought after teacher and lecturer.  In addition to this, Rabbi Maslow has experience in the fields of education and psychology and is currently pursuing an MSW at Boston University’s Online School of Social Work.  He and his wife Shira are the proud parents of their 2 year old son Yehuda.

Shadchan, Educator & Lecturer

A journalist, lecturer, and educator by profession, Baila Sebrow is an active Shadchan for many years. Countless marriages and families have resulted from Baila’s dedication to helping singles in finding their Bashert – whether it’s working one on one with singles, producing her own large singles events and Shabbatons, as well as organizing and conducting numerous organizational and hotel programs.

Baila is also the author of a weekly column “Dating Forum,” where she advises singles and their parents on dating situations, and also produces and hosts a radio show where singles are frequently invited to chat, vent, and “air” their issues. In addition, she is founder and president of Neshoma Advocates, Inc., an organization that provides educational, referral and training services in the fields of social issues and change.