JTO Leadership

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Linda Zell, Executive Director

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Linda Zell spent part of her childhood in Israel, and relocated with her family to the United States in 1976. Linda has worked in Jewish communal fundraising for over 30 years, including Jewish federations, the Bureau of Jewish Education, and various community organizations. She also served as a principal of a Jewish community religious school in Rhode Island for 20 years. After moving to Arizona in 1997, this proud wife, mother and grandmother continued to serve the Jewish community, including supporting the Jewish Day School movement and enabling children to attend without regard to financial need.

 

Board of Directors

 

Dan Postal, President of JTO

fred wabnik, board President

Fred Wabnik, the newly elected president of the Jewish Tuition Organization, is a past-president of the Jewish Free Loan and has served on the boards of the AJC and Beth El Congregation. Educated as a ceramic engineer and mathematician, his business career was as a bank officer and consultant, specializing in business planning and the re-engineering of business operations to achieve competitive advantage. Fred has been a resident of Phoenix for more than 35 years, and has witnessed the growth and evolution of its Jewish community. He is an advocate for Jewish education as the foundation of Jewish continuity.

 

Jason Bernstein, Treasurer of JTO

Jason Bernstein, Treasurer

Jason Bernstein has more than 18 years of experience providing accounting, business and tax services in various industries. He currently serves as a partner with Karpinski, Berry, Adler & Company, PLC in Phoenix. While he specializes in working with healthcare practices, Jason's thorough knowledge of tax legislation allows him to provide tax preparation and planning for mid to high net worth individuals, as well as small businesses. Jason has a passion for community involvement and serves locally as treasurer of Mental Health America of Arizona. 

 

Halle Farber, Secretary of JTO

Jeffrey k. karp, Secretary

Jeffrey Karp, Doctor of Pharmacy, has spent the past 18+ years dedicated to helping couples undergoing fertility treatments to access and to properly use their high cost, highly complicated, self-administered injectable fertility medications while also working closely with Fertility clinics around the country.  Jeffrey’s unique blend of patience, caring, compassion combined with his innovation in operational excellence have come together to help literally tens of thousands of couples achieve their dreams of child birth and family.  More recently, Jeffrey opened his own Fertility Specialty Pharmacy in Scottsdale, where he’s able to put his passion for helping others and giving back to others to good use.  Jeffrey joined the Jewish Tuition Organization Board of Trustees in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of creating ways to make private Jewish day-school affordable for all students through engagement with our greater Jewish community regardless of affiliation or denomination.  

 

Board Members

Jay Bycer
Rabbi Harris Cooperman
Patti Evans
Rabbi Shmuel Field
Gaby Friedman
Rabbi Gavriel Goetz
Dan Kravets
Rabbi Raphael Landesman
Dan Postal - Past President
Irwin Sheinbein
Joshua Wertlieb
Emily Zappa