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Board of Directors

Board of Trustees

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Dinah Fox, President

Retired Marketing Executive, Succasanah, NJ 

Dinah Fox has served as the President of her marketing consulting firm, D.Y. Fox & Company, since 1999, helping develop growth strategies and new products for clients including Coca-Cola, General Mills, Campbell Soup, Cadbury-Adams, Seagram’s Beverage and others.  Before starting her consulting firm, Dinah worked in the corporate world helping achieve growth for Fisher-Price Toys and M&M/Mars.   Dinah was elected and served on the Board of Education in Randolph Township, NJ where she lives and has raised her family.  Dinah is an active member of her synagogue and her community, enjoys hiking, traveling and is relishing in her newest role as a grandmother.  


Mark Shemtob, Treasurer

Actuary, Denville, NJ

The owner of Abar Retirement Plan Services LLC. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (the Academy), a Member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA. In addition Mark is a Certified Financial Planner and Retirement Management Analyst. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the design and administration of tax qualified retirement plans. Mark is an active member of the Academy serving on the Social Security Committee as well as the Lifetime Income Task Force. Mark has taught as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University in the finance department and has authored many articles on retirement topics. He graduated from State University of New York at Albany with a B.S. and earned a M.A. from Columbia University; both degrees in mathematics.



Barbara Wind, Secretary

Former Executive Director, Holocaust Council of Greater Metrowest, Whippany, NJ 

Barbara Wind, the director of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest creates and facilitates Holocaust related programs including educational initiatives, conferences, exhibitions and commemorations.  Prior to assuming the directorship, Wind was a freelance journalist for The New York Times and New Jersey Jewish News. She is also a poet and playwright. In 2013 she wrote and published a Holocaust Haggadah, and several of her Holocaust poems are published in Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, She is currently completing, Scaling the Mountain, a reflective memoir of a week in Rome with her mentor, Dr. Sister Rose Thering, O.P. where they attended a Vatican sponsored conference. She is the 2016 recipient of the Sister. Rose Thering Award. She has also presented papers at numerous academic conferences, including The Scholars Conference on The Churches and the Holocaust; Jagiellonian University, Cracow; Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; The University of Illinois; Chicago; Yale, Drew, Seton Hall  Universities.



Judy Bowman

Casting Director, New York, NY


JUDY BOWMAN, CSA.   Recent Projects: Erin Mallon’s The Net Will Appear w/Richard Masur(59e59/Mile Square Theatre),  Greg Keller’s Dutch Masters(Partial Comfort/Andre Holland), A Doll’s House: Part 2(Actors Theatre of Louisville/Pirronne Yousefzadeh), Cry it Out(Studio Theatre DC & Dorset Theatre Festival), Danai Gurira’s Familiar(Woolly Mammoth), The Invisible Hand(Cleveland Play House), Smart People(DCPA), & Native Gardens(Merrimack Rep). Upcoming: The Corpse Washer(Humana Festival/Mark Brokaw).    FILM/TV: Separation, Hurricane Bianca, Lost Cat Corona, Block Island, Gold Star & Big Dogs season 1.   Artios Award nominee for Best Webseries Casting, PT Barnum Award recipient.  Judy is a proud board member and resident Casting Director for JPP.  


David Winitsky *Ex Officio

Executive Artistic Director, Jewish Plays Project , Philadelphia

David Winitsky is a Fellow at UJA’s  Institute for Jewish Executive Leadership at Columbia Business School, a Storahtelling/LabShul Maven, a 2014-17 UpStart National Fellow, a 2013 LABA Artist Fellow, and a 2011 PresenTense New York City Fellow. Previous leadership roles: at Playwrights Theater (Producing Director), What Exit? Comedy Theater (Co-Artistic Director), and the Obie Award-winning HERE Arts Center (General Manager). Directing and Assisting: Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally at Papermill Playhouse and Steppenwolf Theater. NYC: Displaced Wedding (New Worlds Theatre Project). A Wonderful Flat Thing (14th St Y), Brooke Berman's Until We Find Each Other (Best of Festival, MITF).Regional: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyOur Dad is in Atlantis and The Fantasticks.  With the JPP, David has developed 48 plays, 26 of which have gone on to production and further development in New York, London, Tel Aviv and around the U.S. MFA in Directing (Northwestern); BA in Mathematics (Cornell). Proud husband of Elizabeth Samet, and thankful father of Ezekiel (18) and Alexander (15).