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Welcome to the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management Alumni Association!

This is an exciting time to be an alumnus of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (or, as many of us fondly remember it, the School of Jewish Communal Service)! Our Alumni Association has been working hard to build and develop new leadership in an effort to better serve our 600 colleagues and friends who work in Jewish organizations across North America, as well as in Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia, and Israel.

ZSJNM alumni have served and continue to serve as distinguished professional leaders in an array of Jewish communal institutions and agencies, including Federations, Hillels, Jewish Family Services, BJE’s, JCC’s, foundations, museums, synagogues, camps, day schools, the URJ, Hebrew Union College, AIPAC, JCRC’s, the American Jewish Committee, ADL, JCPA, Jewish World Watch, Brandeis-Bardin Institute, JNF, Birthright Israel, Beit Teshuvah, Jewish Free Loans, Jewish Big Brothers, Beit Tzedek and a variety of Israeli and international organizations. We are administrators and educators, advocates and social workers, program directors and grantmakers. Our presence is felt across the Jewish community and our impact is enduring.

On behalf of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and the alumni whom we are honored to represent and serve, we invite you to learn more about the work we do and get involved! A great first step is to like us on Facebook and on Instagram


Ronnel Conn, Co-Chair 
Cassie Weinstock, Co-Chair

Contact us: alumni@huc.edu


The mission of the Alumni Association of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (formerly the School of Jewish Communal Service) is to engage alumni to meet the following objectives:

  1. To support the School through the Alumni Fundraising Campaign and recruitment of potential students.
  2. To advocate for the School and the field of Jewish Communal Service by serving as ambassadors within the College-Institute and the greater Jewish community.
  3. To connect alumni to each other, to the school, to students and to the College-Institute.

ZSJNMAA Executive Committee (2018-2019)

Ronnel Conn '07
Cassandra Weinstock '04

Vice Chair
Amanda Abrams '07

Immediate Past Chair
Naomi Abelson '07

Emily St. Lifer '15

Caron Blanke '00

Rebecca Garrison '06

Zelikow School Advisory Council
Stephanie Bressler '07
Rachel Slaton '11

Richard Siegel Memorial

On October 22, 2018, the Zelikow School alumni community came together virtually in remembrance of our former director of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, Richard Siegel, z”l. We invite you to click the link below to access the recording from that virtual event. Click here to access the video. For the password, please email the Office of Alumni Engagement at alumni@huc.edu.

The ZSJNMAA Newsletter

In 2015 ZSJNM newsletters were created as part of AlumniNews, HUC-JIR's eNewsletter for alumni. To view archived editions, please visit the AlumniNews Archive page. Older editions of the ZSJNM dedicated newsletter can be found below.