Our Team

Our team is a collaborative effort and is currently being led by:

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Rebecca Weisman

Senior Director for Engagement Initiatives
USCJ

Rebecca Weisman

Rebecca Weisman has spent more than two decades helping people and communities find meaning, fulfillment and purpose through Jewish life, learning and connection. Over her career she has worked in a wide variety of Jewish settings, bringing optimism, curiosity, creativity and a commitment to community. Rebecca values the way Judaism connects us across generations and geography through our timeless traditions, values, wisdom and memory. While her favorite leisure activity is spending time with family and friends, Rebecca also enjoys music, cooking, live performances, collecting honey, independent coffee shops, fitness classes and Discovery’s Shark Week.

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Rabbi Jeremy Markiz

Rabbi Jeremy Markiz

Rabbi Jeremy Markiz is a teacher and consultant. He helps clergy, congregations, and Jewish organizations communicate clearly in the digital world, develop effective strategies, and solve problems with his consulting firm, Next Level Rabbinics. Based in the Washington, DC area, Rabbi Markiz teaches the Torah of personal growth, meaning and intentionality, and making the world a better place. He writes a newsletter called, With Torah and Love.

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Rabbi Ilana Garber

Director of Global Rabbinic Development
The Rabbinical Assembly

Rabbi Ilana Garber

Rabbi Ilana Garber graduated from the Double Degree program of List College (Talmud) and Barnard College (Religion) in 2000, and received her MA from the Wm. Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education in 2003. She was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2005, and immediately became an active volunteer in our RA (co-chair of Women’s Committee, served on Nominations Committee, Convention Committee, Zera’im: Seeds of our Future) while serving as Rabbi and Rabbinic Director of Lifelong Learning & Community Engagement at Beth El Temple (West Hartford, CT) from 2005-2020. A visionary Jewish educator, she created SULAM (Seek, Understand, Learn, Act, Marvel) in a complete overhaul of Beth El Temple’s religious school. Passionate about the mikveh, she wrote the curriculum to train mikveh guides for Boston’s Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh. Currently, she serves on the boards of Greater Hartford’s Mikveh Bess Israel and the Hartford Region’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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