Masorti Olami team
Alan H. Silberman became President of the World Council of Conservative/Masorti Synagogues on December 1, 2005, succeeding Rabbi Alan Silverstein of Congregtion Agudath Israel in Caldwell, New Jersey, who served as president over the past five years.
Mr. Silberman, a practicing attorney, is a partner in Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP, a law firm located in Chicago, Illinois and eight other U.S. cities, and is the Chair of the firm's national Antitrust, Marketing Practices, Franchising & Distribution practice. He has been involved in multiple aspects of Conservative Judaism since his early years, beginning as a student in Conservative synagogue schools.
Dr. David Breakstone is the Vice Chair of the World Zionist Organization, and a member of the WZO and JAFI Executives, where he is the official representative of MERCAZ Olami (the worldwide Zionist arm of Masorti / Conservative Judaism). Prior to assuming this position in the fall of 2000, Dr. Breakstone was the Director of Ramah Programs in Israel.
Daniel Kohn was born in 1960. Danny grew up in the Masorti movement in Argentina and participated in youth programming, Camp Ramah and worked as a youth group counselor at Kehillat Bet El in Buenos Aires.
Joanna Kubar was one of the founders of the Maayane Or Masorti Community in Nice, France. Joanna served as its President from 2000 to 2006, during which Maayane Or grew from a small group of passionate and dedicated people to a vibrant community of more than 100 hundred families with its own full-time Rabbi.
In 2006, Joanna joined the Steering Group for Masorti Europe, which later became the Masorti Europe Board, serving first as Secretary and then as Vice President. She was appointed President of Masorti Europe in October 2011. Joanna also represents Masorti Europe on the Board of Massorti France.
Born in Israel, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz (הרב צבי גרץ) is a second generation Masorti (Conservative) Jew who has spent his career working to build and promote Israel’s Masorti Institutions. Since 2007, he has served as the Executive Director of Masorti Olami and MERCAZ OLAMI.
Rabbi Chaim Weiner received his smicha [Rabbinic Ordination] from the Schechter Institute of Judaic Studies in Jerusalem. He graduated in 1989, in the second graduating class of the Bet Midrash. He was National Director of NOAM in Israel for three years, (1988-91) before taking up the pulpit at the Edgware Masorti Synagogue (1991-98) in London. He followed Dr. Louis Jacobs as the Rabbi of the New London Synagogue, in London, England.