Board | Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation


Board of Directors

Mitch Braff

Secretary and Founder

Principal, Liquid Canvas

Lauren Feingold


CFO Feingold Medical; granddaughter of a Jewish partisan

Elliott Felson


Partner, Felson Companies; son of a Jewish partisan

Fran Ginsburg


Jewish Communal Professional; daughter of Jewish partisans

Jason Goldblatt



Mike Grossman


Business Development Director, Analog Devices

Linda Johnson


Director of Operations, Eye & Contact Lens Associates of North Texas; Daughter-in-law of a Jewish partisan

Evan Kletter


PhD., Psychologist; Member, Board of Trustees, University of San Francisco

Linda Koffman

Member and Fiscal, Legal, and Governance Committee Chair

Partner, Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

Jonathan Kushner


President, The KRE Group; grandson of a Jewish partisan

Paul Orbuch

Founding Chairman and President Emeritus

Founder and former CEO, Wildwood Natural Foods; former VP, Odwalla, Inc.; son of a Jewish partisan

Danny Petrasek

Vice President

Faculty at CalTech; Medical Devices Consultant; Inventor; Businessman; Ph.D. and M.D.; son of a Jewish partisan

Hadar Wissotzky


CEO, Streamline Social, Entrepreneur; son of Holocaust survivors

Advisory Board

Ed Asner (z''l)

Actor; activist

Alan Bell

Son of Jewish partisan, Aron Bell

Dee Dee Benel

Education Former director of Student Programs, Ramaz School

Dr. Michael Berenbaum

Holocaust scholar; lecturer; former Executive Former director, Shoah Foundation

Leyna Bernstein

Program Director, Center for Non-Profit Leadership

Frank Blaichman (z''l)

Partisan from Poland; author of Rather Die Fighting

Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center

Prof. John M. Efron

Koret Chair in Jewish History, UC Berkeley

Linda Koffman

Member and Fiscal, Legal, and Governance Committee Chair

Partner, Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

Saul Kaiserman

Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Institute, Jerusalem, Israel; Former director of Education, Central Synagogue in Manhattan New York; board member, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.

Larry King (z''l)

News Anchor, CNN; host, "Larry King Live"

Harry Klaczkowski

Simon Klarfeld

Executive Director of Young Judea

Suzanne Leon

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research

David Monblatt

Director of Congregational Learning, Temple Sinai

Sonia Orbuch (z''l)

Partisan from Poland; author of Here, There Are No Sarahs

Martin Petrasek (z''l)

Partisan from Slovakia; author of the autobiography **Broken Promise**, Slovakia's official entry to the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film

Rabbi Michael Paley

Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence at the Jewish Resource Center of UJA-Federation of New York

Dana Raucher

Executive Director of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation

Fred Rosenbaum

Founding Director, Lehrhaus Judaica; professor, scholar and author

Mira Shelub

Partisan from Poland; met her future husband, Norman, fighting with the Jewish partisan fighters

Simcha Stein

Executive Director, Ghetto Fighters' Museum

Eta Wrobel (z''l)

Partisan from Poland; author of My Life My Way

Henry Wrobel (z''l)

Husband of the late Eta Wrobel (z''l)

Varda Yoran

Married to Shalom Yoran — a Jewish partisan; a writer, artist, and activist


Sheri Rosenblum

Director of Development and Outreach

Emily Putzke

Development, Outreach and Social Media Associate
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