About Us

Mission Statement

The Jewish Federation of Huntsville and North Alabama is dedicated to the support and advancement of Jewish life in the Huntsville area, the United States, and throughout the world, with special emphasis on Israel. The Federation conducts fund-raising, and leads Jewish cultural, social, educational and philanthropic programs that strengthen both Jewish identity and community unity. The JFHNA is committed to the development of an enduring community based on values from our Jewish heritage, which emphasize improvement in the world through charity and community service.


JFHNA Board of Directors 2016-2017

Michelle S. Lapidus

Jeff Lindy
1st Vice President

Joseph P Paddock
2nd Vice President
Campaign Chair

Susan Paddock
Recording Secretary

Richard Brooks
Corresponding Secretary

Joel Weinbaum

Past Presidents

Arlene Averbuch
Richard Brooks
Dr. William Goldberg
Margaret Anne Goldsmith
Ed Gollop
Laura King
Paul Kunitz
Pam Rhodes
Joel Weinbaum

Board Members

Ann Lois Ballon
Michelle Banks
Barry Berman
Lucy Fisher
Shelley Higgins
Marion Lapidus
Joe Paddock, Campaign Chair
Sue Paddock, Recording Secretary
Starr Weems de Graffenried
Millie Rosenthal
Jill Smyth
Bob Ward
Joel Weinbaum

Board Members Emeritus

Bill Goldberg
Margaret Anne Goldsmith
Edgar Gollop
Paul Gross
Paul Kunitz
Laura King

Honorary Board Members

Rabbi Elizabeth Bahar
Rabbi Laibel Berkowitz
Rabbi Moshe Cohen
Rabbi Phillip Lieberman
Rabbi Bernard Honan

Associate Board Members

Pastor Bob Somerville

Congregational Presidents

Temple B’Nai Sholom
Pam Rhodes

Etz Chayim
Barry Meyer

Nachas Representative

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