Marcie Zelikow, elected October 22, 2012.
A former executive recruiter who started her own business, Marcie Zelikow spent most of her career selling advertising space to heavy equipment manufacturers in engineering-oriented magazines. She also ran the industrial sales division for a specialty chemical company. Zelikow retired in 2001 to focus on not-for-profit work.
She is a former Board Member at Jewish Family Service, where she has served as Vice President for Fund Development and Chair of the social enterprise and public policy committees. At The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Zelikow was part of the Jews in Need committee and former chair of the health and human services committee, LA/Tel Aviv Partnership, and Hillcrest United Jewish Communities (UJC) campaign. She is a former Board Member at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda and the National Fund Development Chair for Friends of Yemin Orde, where she was also a member of the National Board and its Executive Committee. At HUC-JIR, she is a Co-Chair of the Development Committee and joined the Western Region Board of Overseers in 2011.
Zelikow is a former Vice President of Fund Development at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, where she served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Temple University.
Zelikow observes, “Without rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators, and Jewish professionals, we can’t have strong Jewish institutions. The Jewish future all begins here. I also think it’s vitally important to have a West Coast presence. We’re the second biggest Jewish community in America. We deserve a bigger voice in the conversation.”