Rabbi Peter Berg, Atlanta
Rabbi Peter Berg is the senior rabbi of The Temple in Atlanta, Georgia. A native of Ocean Township, New Jersey, Rabbi Berg holds a degree in Education and Human Development, with a focus in human services, counseling and Judaic Studies from The George Washington University.
In July 2008, Peter Berg became the fifth person to hold the title of senior rabbi of The Temple since 1895. Prior to coming to The Temple, he served as rabbi of Temple Beth Or in Washington Township, New Jersey and as the Associate Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, he served Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, New York as a rabbinic intern and at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia, as its Youth Director.
Over the years, Rabbi Berg has spent a great deal of time working with advocacy groups on issues such as separation of church and state, the death penalty, civil rights, religious freedom, welfare reform, hate crimes, and the environment. In addition to CIE, Rabbi Berg currently serves on the Board of American Jewish Committee, The Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, URJ Camp Coleman Clergy Advisory Board, The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS), and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Rabbi Berg is on the editorial committee for the new machzor (High Holy Day Prayer Book) for the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He is a member of the Greater Atlanta Reform Clergy Association and the Atlanta Rabbinical Association.
Marc Berman, Chicago
Partner of O'Connor Partners
Marc Berman is a Partner of O’Connor Partners in Chicago, IL. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Joffrey Ballet and is Chairman of its Audit Committee and an Ad-hoc member of its Executive
Ted Blum, Atlanta
Ted Blum is the Managing Shareholder of the Atlanta Office of Greenberg Traurig and chair of the firm’s Atlanta Corporate and Securities Practice.
Ted supports his community through his involvement with several organizations. He currently serves as chairman of the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s Advisory Board supporting youth education, is on the board of trustees for Junior Achievement, is the Chair of the Task Force of the Rotary Club of Atlanta to Fight Human Trafficking and Slavery, and acts as General Counsel to the Jack & Jill Foundation.
Ted is also active in an array of Jewish Philanthropic roles and serves as General Counsel of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, as well as being active in a variety of Jewish charities. In 2015 Ted, his wife Leah, and their family were honored at the annual celebration of The Epstein School.
A native of Champaign, Illinois, Ted graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He earned a law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1992 before moving to his wife Leah’s hometown of Atlanta. Ted and Leah have three children: Josh, Abigail, and Evan.
Diana Fiedotin, Atlanta
Diana Fiedotin is the Director of Strategic Relations for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
Diana has traveled extensively in order to be an effective and informed advocate for people in need. Previously, as a senior executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, she stood at the helm of the Federation’s efforts to provide relief in the aftermath of disasters such as earthquakes in Haiti and Japan and the Carmel wildfire in Israel. Prior to her tenure at the Los Angeles Federation, Diana founded Lifeline to Argentina which, in partnership with the Los Angeles Federation, raised over $2 million for the Jewish community during the country’s economic crisis of 2001-2004.
Diana is a graduate of Brown University and served on the National Young Leadership Cabinet of United Jewish Communities (forerunner of Jewish Federations of North America).
Jonathan Ginsberg, Atlanta
Lawyer and Website Publisher
Jonathan Ginsberg has been in private law practice in the Atlanta area since 1987, with a focus on personal bankruptcy and Social Security disability claimant representation.
Mark Goldfeder, Atlanta
Emory Law School
Dr. Mark Goldfeder, Esq. is Special Counsel for International Affairs at the American Center for Law and Justice, Senior Lecturer at Emory University School of Law, Spruill Family Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, and Director of
Dr. Goldfeder received his Law Degree from the NYU School of Law, and his LLM and doctorate from Emory University. He also holds two rabbinic ordinations (yoreh yoreh; Yeshiva University and Rivavot Ephraim) and two judicial ordinations (yadin yadin; Rav Gedaliah Dov Schwartz, Av Beth Din, Rabbinical Council of America and Chicago Rabbinical Council, and Rav Dovid Schochet, President, Toronto Rabbinical Council)
Goldfeder’s work focuses primarily on law and religion, international law, family law, and Israeli law, and he publishes widely in those areas. Most recently, he co-authored the newest edition of the five-volume treatise Religious Organizations and the Law (Westlaw, 2017). A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Goldfeder has also taught courses at Georgia State University School of Law and Florida Southern College (USA), University of Padua and Scuola Galileana (Italy), and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliyah’s Radzyner Law School (Israel).
Josh Goldstein, Cleveland
Josh Goldstein is a 1994 graduate of Emory University, where he wrote his honors thesis on the Camp David Peace Agreement with guidance from Dr. Ken Stein.
Reuven Hazan, Jerusalem
Professor of Political Science
A ninth generation Israeli, Professor Reuven Hazan is a political scientist, diplomat, political affairs commentator and chairman of the Political Science Department at The Hebrew University of
Deborah Lauter, New York
Executive Non-Profit Organizations
For 30 years, Deborah served in senior positions at the Anti-Defamation League in Atlanta and New York City. From 2006 to 2017 she was Director of Civil Rights and for the Anti-Defamation League, and most recently Senior Vice President, Policy and Programs.
Phil Rubin, Atlanta
Founder and CEO, rDialogue
Phil is the founder and CEO of rDialogue, a leading customer loyalty and relationship marketing firm, working with a range of blue-chip companies ranging from the Fortune 50 to leading mid-market brands.
Rob Rubin, Chicago
Since 1998, Rob Rubin has been the Managing Principal of the Diamond Group, an investment group that operates various companies and partnerships engaged in asset management and real
Phil Schatten, New York
Philip Schatten is the Chief Executive Officer of RAI Group, an asset based lending company. His volunteer engagement with Jewish communal organizations has stretched across a life-time.
Phil currently heads the micro loan Program of the Hebrew Free Loan Society of New York, which successfully has loaned over seven million dollars to Russian immigrants and Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Phil is chairing a new committee to create micro loans for Eastern European Jews, building on his success with similar micro loan programs in New York, Israel, and Argentina.
Phil received his BA in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from Pace University. He and his wife, Cheryl Fishbein, a clinical psychologist and attorney have four children and seven grandchildren.
David Schulman, Atlanta
David Schulman is a Shareholder at the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. His law practice encompasses a wide array of corporate services, and includes representation of publicly and privately held businesses, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and lenders in all aspects of their commercial and intellectual property transactions.
David is active in a broad array of community roles, both in the Jewish and broader Atlanta community. He earned his Law Degree from Emory University School of Law and his B.A. from the Honors College of the University of Arizona.
Adam Shapiro, New Jersey
Head of School at Golda Och Academy
Adam Shapiro is presently the Associate Head of School and Upper School Principal of Golda Och Academy in West Orange, NJ.
Scott Sperling, Virginia
Interim Rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick
Rabbi Scott Sperling serves as the interim rabbi at Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick. He recently retired as rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Winchester, VA. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Shenandoah University, where he teaches “Introduction to Judaism” and “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.”
Henry Spil, Atlanta
Magellan Tax Consultants
Henry, a Cuban native, has over 25 years of tax experience working with businesses and individuals.
Dr. Kenneth W. Stein
Ken is the President of the Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Director of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI). Since 1977, he has taught modern Middle Eastern History, Political Science, and Israel Studies.