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Board of Directors

Jules Bernstein
Member, Bernstein & Lipsett, Washington, D.C.; Advisory Board, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University; Board Member, Interfaith Worker Justice; Board Member, National Employment Law Project
Washington DC

Herbert Bloom
Former News Director, NBC; Former Producer, McNeil Lehrer News Hour; Former News Director, WCVB-TV Boston
Washington DC

Edith Everett, Founding Board Member
President, Everett Family Foundation; Former Senior VP of Investments, Gruntal & Co; Trustee, City University of NY; Board Member, Jewish Book Council, Joint Distribution Committee, American Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools, Committee to Free Soviet Jews, Blaustein Institute for Human Rights
New York, NY

A. Alan Friedberg, Past Chair
Former Chair, Loews Theatres; Past President, National Association of Theater Owners; Former Board of Overseers, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Former Board of Overseers, Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA

Morton H. Heafitz, MD
Collector and valuator of art, antiques & books, with specialty in Judaica
Swampscott, MA

William Mencow, Chair
Managing Director, Gribetz Mencow Consultants; Founder, Kolbo Inc; Former Director, Camp Ramah New England
Washington, DC

David V. Picker, Founding Board Member
Former President, United Artists (filmmakers Picker brought to UA include Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle, Sergio & Woody Allen); Oscar, Emmy & Golden Globe nominated film producer
New York, NY

Eric Pleskow, Founding Board Member
Film producer (12 time Oscar winner); Former President & CEO, Orion Pictures; Former President, United Artists; Honorary Chair, Vienna Film Festival, Austria
Weston, CT

Antony Polonsky
Albert Abramson Chair of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; National Jewish Book Award winning author; Consultant, Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Cambridge, MA

Kenneth Pucker
Advisory Director, Berkshire Partners; Adjunct Professor, Boston University School of Management; Former Chief Operating Officer, Timberland
Newton, MA

Sharon Pucker Rivo, Secretary & Founding Board Member
Co-Founder & Executive Director, National Center for Jewish Film; Adjunct Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
Brookline, MA

Stephen J. Whitfield
Max Richter Chair in American Civilization, Brandeis University; Historian and Author of eight books on politics, culture and Jewish history; Louis D. Brandeis Prize for Excellence in teaching, and Sachar Medallion of the Brandeis National Committee for contributions to education.
Lexington, MA

Martin Zelnik
Partner, Panero Zelnik Architects; Professor (retired), Fashion Institute of Technology; Author of 3 books, Brandeis ’61 and Brandeis Judges Hall of Fame.
Bronx, NY

In Memoriam

Beverly W. Boorstein, Past Chair & Founding Board Member
Former Justice, Massachusetts Probate & Family Court
NCJF remembers

Henry J. Everett, Founding Board Member
President of Lexington Associates Investments; Creator Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Public Service Internship Program, Everett School in Hatzor in Israel; Major supporter of NPR, Teach for America, Columbia University Teachers College, International Hillel, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Miriam Krant, Founding Board Member
Co-Founder and Associate Director of the National Center For Jewish Film
NCJF remembers

Arnold Picker, Founding Chair
Former Executive Vice President, United Artists; President Lyndon B. Johnson appointee, U.S. Advisory Commission on International Education and Cultural Affairs

Professor Robert Szulkin, Founding Board Member
Professor Emeritus of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Brandeis University
Falmouth, MA
NCJF remembers


Eric Pleskow, Founding Board Member
Former President & CEO, Orion Pictures; Former President, United Artists; Honorary Chair, Vienna Film Festival, Austria
Weston, CT


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