Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Officers (Terms of Officers expire June 2021)


Romana Strochlitz Primus, President

Scott F. Wolfe, Campaign Chair

Cindy Weiner, 1st Vice President

Gabriel Stern, 2nd Vice President

Dan Bendor, Vice President, Middle Eastern Affairs

Helen Elperina, Vice President, Community Programs

Rosa Goldblatt, Secretary

Maier Fein, Treasurer


Directors at Large


Three-year term expires June 2022

Steven Daren

Roslyn Etra

Ron Leeser

Caren Linden

Caryn Novick

Martin Rutchik

Gabriella Schlesinger

Sema Stein

Two-year term expires June 2021

Leonard Cohen

Ellen DeLeon

Les Kershnar

Alan Ruditzky

Helen Sapozhnikov

Jerome Schwell

One-year term expires June 2020

Jo-el Fernandez

Evert Gawendo

Elyse Landesberg

Sarah Rogovin

Barbara Sahagan

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The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut (JFEC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that supports humanitarian, social service and educational efforts in Eastern CT, Israel and worldwide. Locally, we provide direct services to seniors, adults and youth through a variety of programs and activities, and we provide a living bridge to Israel through our Partnership programs.

A lay Board of Directors and officers governs the Federation.

The JFEC is a member agency of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.

(860) 442-8062


28 Channing Street

New London, CT 06320

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