Board of Trustees

Our Officers

Larry Rein

Larry Rein

President

Larry is currently the Senior Development Executive for Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, where he plays a strategic role in major gifts fundraising.

Prior to joining Yachad, Larry assumed executive positions in the corporate sector, leveraging his expertise in IT and marketing. Larry served as CIO of AT&T’s Global Consumer Department, CIO of Global Crossing’s Metro Networks, and Senior Vice President of Program Management at IDT.

Larry’s transition to the non-profit sector was seamless, due to his deep involvement in the MetroWest NJ Jewish community, in which he has held many leadership positions including Chair of the JCC MetroWest, President of Congregation AABJ&D (West Orange), and President of the Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life, a project of Jewish Federation of MetroWest NJ.

Larry currently serves as the President for Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD). He is also the co-founder of Kulanu MetroWest, a unique afternoon Judaic studies program for Jewish children attending secular schools. Additionally, Larry serves on the boards of JCC Metrowest, Jewish Family Services of MetroWest, the West Orange Mikvah, the Keren Ness Foundation, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, and New York Medical College.

Larry provides a tremendous value-add on each Board in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, and fundraising. He has mentored and trained many new board members and has a passion for helping organizations achieve their goals. Larry has been recognized in the MetroWest NJ Jewish community, with numerous accolades and awards for his philanthropic work.

Larry received an MBA in Marketing from Pace University, and a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Rebecca Gold

Vice President

Lori Solomon

Vice President

Craig Grosswald

Treasurer

Robin Polson

Vice President

Our Trustees

Claire Akselrad

Kenneth Alter

Fran Beinhaker

Susie Bruch

Howard Charish

Larry Chodor

Selma Daner

Joel Daner*

Past President

Teddi Dolph

Dr. Theodor Feigelman

Elie Fink

Rebecca Gold

Barry Goldberg

Past President

Risa Goldberg

Ellen Goldner

Past President

Craig Grosswald

Andrea Grover

Matthew Jarmel

Jeri Kimowitz

Eta Levenson

Sally Levin

Jon Mann

Michael Miller

Harris Nydick

Mark Perwien

Michelle Retik

Lois Rose

Past President

Beth S. Rose

Esquire

Randee Rubenstein

Ex-Officio

Mimi Sochor

Shari-Beth Susskind

Lynda Wachsteter

Past President

Ellen Weinstock

Leah Weiss

Past President

Jay Roger Weissglass

Past President

*of blessed memory

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Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.