Contact Us

Contact Us

The Rabbinical Assembly

3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-280-6000

General inquiries:
Books: Purchases can be made on our website here, by email at or by phone at 201-216-9400 ext. 2.

Keep us informed: To share news of members' lifecycle events or change of address, email
Vaad Hakavod: To report an ethics concern about a member of the Rabbinical Assembly or to pursue an ethics question click here.

RA members: If you are looking for a specific resource on our website or need support, please review this list of our most requested resources and appropriate staff members to contact. You must be logged in to access this page. 

We have also created a version of this list for members of the public

Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal, Chief Executive Officer

Areas of focus: Strategy, policy, and planning; fundraising and donor relationships; leadership and network development; advocacy and representation in the Conservative movement and broader community


Ashira Konigsburg

Rabbi Ashira Konigsburg, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Movement Strategy Officer

Areas of focus: Strategic plan implementation; finance and budget oversight; liaise with legal counsel; staff hiring and supervision; represent organization at movement and intermovement meetings; project lead for public statements; staff lead for CJLS and Bet Din; Wolfe Kelman Assistance Fund

For teshuvot requests please email:

Sheryl Katzman

Rabbi Sheryl Katzman, Chief Engagement Officer

Areas of focus: Formation of networks and supportive personal and professional connections among colleagues; develop new ways for colleagues to convene (physically and virtually) for shared experience and relationships; development of leadership skills among colleagues and creation of a strong pipeline of volunteers and leadership for Our RA; guide lay leaders through processes of nominations, elections, and committee appointments; professional liaison to the Va’ad Hakavod; pastoral support

Ilana Garber

Rabbi Ilana Garber, Senior Director of Rabbinic Leadership

Areas of focus: Continuing education programs in professional skills and Torah study; counsel in areas of spiritual direction, transition support, and workplace conflict; support for rabbis and congregations in career and leadership transition; oversee self-care initiatives and movement holiday programming

Mordechai Rachover

Rabbi Mordechai RackoverDirector of Publications & Digital Engagement

Areas of focus: Development, production, marketing, and distribution of new and existing publications; liaising with committees for specific publications. Editor in Chief of  Exploring Judaism and Director of related projects. 

Emily Neyor, Director of Career Services

Areas of focus: Direction of the Career Center; Career and job transition counseling including retirement; Joint Placement Commission liaison; Job boards; Graduating student interview process


Max Arad, Director of Operations and Membership

Areas of focus: Develop membership and volunteer engagement model; volunteer pipeline and committee appointment process; Membership Committee; conventions and gatherings; direct-to-consumer public programming

Deborah-Jo Essrog, Director of Development

Areas of focus: Expanding and strengthening development efforts including the annual campaign, legacy giving, and special projects; donor cultivation and stewardship

Rabbi Noam Kornsgold, Director of Continuing Rabbinic Education

Areas of Focus: Rabbinic Education

Gina Morales, Business Manager

Areas of focus: Accounting and finance (handling dues, donations and member questions regarding benefits offered through the RA); accounts payable/receivable; benefits management and human resources for RA staff; RA travel expenses and reimbursements for committee volunteers

Emily Jaeger, Communications and Social Media Specialist

Areas of focus: Email communications, social media, website content, marketing strategy

Alex Kelber, Administrative Assistant

Area of focus: Administrative assistance for the Career Center

Briley Jane Maurell, Publications Manager

Areas of focus: Marketing and distribution of RA books and journals; developing Exploring Judaism

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Rabbi Idit Lev, Global Engagement Associate. מנהלת פיתוח קהילה

Areas of focus: Working with our global community to make the RA the home of its members from around the world; formation of global networks and supportive personal and professional connections among colleagues; develop new ways for colleagues to convene (physically and virtually) for shared experiences and relationships. 

Arielle Solomon, Executive Assistant to Ashira Konigsburg & Office Manager

Areas of Focus: Executive administrative support and project management for the COO, office management, general office administrative support 


Claire Abramovitz, Executive Assistant to Jacob Blumenthal

Areas of Focus: Executive administrative support and project management for the CEO

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Irene Meisel, Website and Database Specialist

Areas of Focus: Website usability and data optimization

Rebecca Chagall

Rebecca Chagall, J.D. Ethics Intake Coordinator and Case Manager

Areas of Focus: Ethics complaint intake, guide ethics complaint review process, answer questions regarding RA Code of Conduct


Jacki Honig, Social Justice Project Manager (part-time)

Areas of Focus: Social justice initiatives; the lead staff member supporting the Social Justice Commission and its subcommittees 


Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, CEO Emeritus 

Rabbi Joel H. Meyers, Executive Vice President Emeritus

Elliot Schoenberg

Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg, Senior Vice President Emeritus and Global Director of Rabbinic Career Development Emeritus


All Rabbinical Assembly publications are available on our website at G & H Soho handles all of our publications distributions and can be contacted by phone on business days between 9:00am and 2:00pm Eastern Time at 201-216-9400 ext. 2 or by email at for ordering information and help.

Special Services:

Joint Retirement Board for Conservative Judaism
Mitch Smilowitz, C.P.A.
1 Penn Plaza, suite 1515
New York, NY 10019
Ph: 212-947-2400 
Fx: 212-947-1676

Long Term Care Insurance; Disability Insurance
Lois Greenfield
45 Executive Drive
Plainview, NY 11803
Ph: 516-327-2880



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