Board of Directors
Deena Feinstein Krulewitz, Secretary (2013-2017)
Manager, Optimity Advisors*
Rabbi Daniel Burg (2015-2017)
Rabbi, Beth Am Synagogue*
Anna Levine Fink (2016-2017)
Vice President for Philanthropy, Amalgamated Bank*
Kathy Krieger (2016-2017)
Partner, James & Hoffman*
Claire Landers (2017)
Legislative Aide, Baltimore County Council*
Joshua Mintz (2014-2017)
President, Cavanaugh Hagan Pierson & Mintz*
Adina Rosenbaum (2006-2017)
Attorney, Public Citizen*
Michael Rubin (2009-2017)
Managing Director, Impact Silver Spring*
Lauren Spokane (2016-2017)
Director of Development, PICO National Network*
*For identification purposes only
Baltimore Advisory Council
Rabbi Daniel Burg
Rabbi Shira Stutman is director of Jewish Programming at Washington, DC’s historic and innovative Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Her focus is to make Jewish meaning and build Jewish community for young professionals throughout the DC metropolitan area. When not at Sixth & I, Rabbi Stutman serves as the scholar-in-residence for the National Women’s Philanthropy program at the Jewish Federations of North America.
Rabbi Stutman graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She is also an alumna of Columbia University (’95) and the Charles E Smith Jewish Day School (’91). She was the founding rabbi of Kesher Shalom Congregation in Jenkintown, PA. Other career highlights have included serving as the executive director of Lights in Action; serving as a consultant to a number of Jewish foundations and organizations; and serving as educational director at Congregation Or Shalom in San Francisco.
Rabbi Shira is married to Russell Shaw. They have three children, Caleb (12), Ma’ayan (9), and Natalia (6).
Robert Barkin served as interim executive vice president of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF) from 2010-2012. From 2006 until 2012, he was president of the JRF, after serving as a member of its Board of Directors since 1998. Prior to becoming a member of the JRF Board of Directors, Robert was the president of Adat Shalom in Bethesda, MD.
Professionally, Robert is President of Arkos Group, a marketing communications firm, with a specialty in positioning financial services and nonprofit organizations. Prior to moving to Washington, he was Manager of Benefit Communications for Knight-Ridder, Inc. For 15 years, he was a journalist with a number of newspapers. Robert and his wife, Cathy (a journalist), live in Bethesda with their two daughters, Emily and Lena. Robert is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Miami School of Business.
Deena Feinstein Krulewitz is a Washingtonian, born and raised. She began her career at IBM and Baker Tilly, and now works as a Manager at Optimity Advisors helping organizations run more effectively. A project management consultant by day, she is a community builder by night. She organizes and volunteers at with leadership programs at JUFJ, the Holocaust Survivor Initiative, and Sixth and I. She is a member of Temple Sinai and an avid runner.
At JUFJ, she is co-chair of the Fundraising Committee, a past chair of the Heschel Awards, a past teacher of the Jewish and Social Justice thought class, a Jeremiah Fellowship alumna, and a Labor Seder planning committee member. Deena holds a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg has been Rabbi of Beth Am Synagogue since July of 2010. An incoming fellow in the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Rabbi Burg is a contributing author to Keeping Faith in Rabbis: A Community Conversation about Rabbinical Education and Celebrating the Jewish Year: The Spring and Summer Holidays. He has been a vocal supporter in Annapolis and Baltimore of marriage equality, education, legislation to curtail gun violence and other important social and societal issues affecting Beth Am’s city and state.
Prior to his position at Beth Am, he served at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. Rabbi Burg was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles (now American Jewish University), from where he also received M.A. degrees in Rabbinic Studies and Jewish Education from there. He lives in the historic Reservoir Hill neighborhood of Baltimore with his wife Rabbi Miriam Cotzin Burg and their two children, Eliyah and Shamir. He blogs at www.theUrbanRabbi.org.
Anna Levine Fink
Anna Levine Fink is the First Vice President for Philanthropy at Amalgamated Bank. Tapped in April 2016 to lead the Bank’s new Division of Philanthropy, Ms. Fink is responsible for growing and serving a new client base of charitable nonprofits and foundations.Ms. Fink joined the Bank with more than 15 years of experience in public policy advocacy and philanthropy. Immediately before moving to the Bank, she served as the first program officer for the Wyss Foundation’s Women’s Equality Program. Previously, she was a Senior Advisor to the President of the AFL-CIO on innovation and philanthropy, and for 4 years, was a program officer at the New World Foundation, where she founded the LIFT Fund – a collaborative fund dedicated to supporting the future of worker representation, and also served as Co-Chair of the Working Group on Labor and Community of the Neighborhood Funders Group.
A trustee of the Berger-Marks Foundation, Ms. Fink graduated from Macalester College, and holds a master’s degree from the LBJ School at the University of Texas, Austin. Anna lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two young daughters.
Kathy Krieger has practiced labor and employment law for nearly 40 years, representing labor unions, individuals and non-profit organizations in matters arising under a wide range of federal, state and local laws. A creative litigator with substantial appellate experience, Ms. Krieger prosecutes and defends complex cases at every stage of the civil litigation process, as well as in arbitration and administrative proceedings. As a member of James & Hoffman, she enjoys the opportunity to provide high quality, cost-effective representation with personal attention to each client’s needs. An important part of her practice is legal advice and support for organizing and workers’ rights campaigns.
Since 1996, Ms. Krieger’s responsibilities have included serving as an Associate General Counsel to the AFL-CIO. From 1988 until 1996, Ms. Krieger was General Counsel of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Between 1979 and 1988, Ms. Krieger represented the Carpenters Union as staff attorney and Associate General Counsel. Previously, Ms. Krieger had litigated for the federal government as an attorney with the Appellate Court Branch of the National Labor Relations Board.
Over the years Ms. Krieger has written for a variety of legal and labor publications, has presented at numerous legal conferences and institutes, and has also been active in labor and adult education, teaching courses and seminars for workers and labor leaders as well as community volunteers. She has served on the Council of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers’ Coordinating Committee, the Board of Governors of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the Farmworker Justice Board of Directors, and as a Presidential appointee to the NLRB Advisory Committee. Ms. Krieger has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating achievable by attorneys.
Ms. Krieger attended University of Michigan Law School and then New York University School of Law, where she received her J.D. in 1977, cum laude; she is a 1974 graduate, magna cum laude, of Yale University. Ms. Krieger is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars and is admitted to practice before numerous federal appellate and district courts.
Joshua Mintz is President of CHP&M, a management consulting firm focused on the leadership, management, and governance needs of the nonprofit sector. Since joining the firm in 1992, Josh has focused his work on primarily on healthcare, education and social justice organizations.
Josh is a past board chair of College Bound, a past member of the Selection Committee for the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership. He received his BA from Georgetown University where he studied government and theology, and his MS in Applied Behavioral Science from The Johns Hopkins University. Josh, his wife, Nicole, and their three sons live in Washington, D.C. and are members of Temple Sinai.
Adina Rosenbaum has been attorney at the Public Citizen Litigation Group, in Washington, D.C., since September 2004. She attended Harvard University and graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2003. Following law school, Adina clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey of the United States Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit.
Adina’s practice areas include general appellate litigation, open government, consumer safety, and first amendment issues. Many of her cases involve access to records under the Freedom of Information Act. She also serves as the director of the Freedom of Information Clearinghouse. She has appeared on NPR and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Associated Press, Congressional Quarterly, and the Washington Post.
Michael Rubin is the Managing Director at Impact Silver Spring. Previously, heserved as the Director of Operations for Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH) in Rockville, MD from 2006-2012. Other prior experience includes software development management in the private sector for Fidelity Investments and several software startups, as well as 7 years of program experience with JFGH and the Montgomery County Department of Health AIDS Program. Michael is active in a variety of interfaith and racial justice activities in the Greater Washington area. He has a BA in History from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University.
Lauren Jacobson Spokane works in the DC office of the PICO National Network as Director of Development. Lauren began her career in Boston as a community organizer with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and the Union for Reform Judaism. After a move to Seattle, she joined the fundraising field as Associate Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Washington and as a Giving Project participant and Board Member of Social Justice Fund Northwest. Lauren is passionate about helping people translate their skills as organizers and community leaders into fundraising to resource social justice movements. She has a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Urban Studies from Yale University and an MPA from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.