For Immediate Release
July 3, 2023

San Francisco, CA – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Bay Area is pleased to announce its election of the following new officer slate at its June board meeting:

President – Jan Reicher, San Francisco, CA
Vice President – Christina Jefferson M.S., HRM, San Francisco, CA
Vice President – William Schwartz, San Francisco, CA
Treasurer – Sandi Bragar, San Francisco, CA
Secretary – Karen Kronick, Palo Alto, CA
Immediate Past President – Jennifer Wolfe, Mill Valley, CA

“JCRC’s work as the convener and bridge builder for the Bay Area Jewish community is critically important at this time of increasing divisiveness and rising hate. I couldn’t be prouder of our work addressing antisemitism, supporting the Jewish community, and partnering with other historically marginalized communities to build a more just society,” President Jan Reicher said.

Serving as an officer of JCRC Bay Area is a meaningful way to support and guide the organization to achieve its vision of a more just society and a secure and vibrant Jewish community. The officers begin their tenures in their new positions on July 1, 2023.

JCRC Board of Directors                                                                      

Laurie Beijen, San Francisco, CA
Lynn Bunim, San Francisco, CA*
Laurie Earp, Oakland, CA
Col. Peter Gleichenhaus, San Francisco, CA
Natasha Kehimkar, Foster City, CA
Randi Lachter, Mill Valley, CA*
Cathy Manshel, San Francisco, CA*
David Newman, San Francisco, CA
Michael Pappas, San Francisco, CA
Joshua Reynolds, San Francisco, CA
Neal Rubin, Hillsborough, CA*
Emily Scheinman, Los Altos Hills, CA
Roselyne Chroman Swig, San Francisco, CA
Neil Tuch, San Francisco, CA
Peter Yolles, Marin, CA
Greg Zale, San Francisco, CA

*New Member

Biographical details for all board members can be found online at

Past Presidents
Ruvim Braude, San Francisco, CA
Andrew Colvin, San Francisco, CA
Cheryl Feiner, San Francisco, CA
Rosalind Franklin, Fairfax, CA
Joyce Friedman, San Francisco, CA
Michael Futterman, Larkspur, CA
Jerilyn Gelt, San Francisco, CA
Daniel Grossman, San Francisco, CA
Michael Jacobs, Tiburon, CA
Richard Kaplan, San Francisco, CA
Ephraim Margolin, San Francisco, CA
Paul Resnick, Mountain View, CA
Marty Schenker, San Francisco, CA
Mark Schickman, Berkeley, CA
Hadara Stanton, San Francisco, CA
David Steirman, Hillsborough, CA
Matthew Weinberg, San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Wolfe, Mill Valley, CA**

**Immediate Past President

JCRC Bay Area is the largest collective voice of Bay Area Jews, working in pursuit of a more just world where Jewish identity is embraced and all people thrive. By building bridges and working in coalition with diverse ethnic, faith, political, and civic communities, we foster partnerships, provide meaningful educational and engagement opportunities, and build consensus for actionable solutions to real-world challenges.