Director, Donor and Community Relations
Roberta comes to BJE after 12 years on the senior staff at Temple Israel of Hollywood, as Director of Development & Communications. In her work at TIOH, she designed and led all annual fundraising programs and major giving campaigns. This included five capital campaigns that resulted in the complete rebuilding of three schools, a chapel, community theater, library, outdoor sports field and playgrounds, and the establishment of a new endowment fund for TIOH schools.
At BJE, Roberta will be responsible for the strategy, implementation, and monitoring of all aspects of BJE resource development and communications. She will work closely with BJE staff and volunteer leaders on financial resource development and agency visibility.
Roberta brings years of corporate experience to her work in the non-profit sector, having previously served as a creative brand strategist for Walt Disney Television and as a marketing director at ABC. She was inspired to bring her talents to the Jewish nonprofit world after being a parent volunteer and seeing the invaluable impact of Jewish education on students, families and the greater community, and describes it as the most meaningful and satisfying work of her life.
Roberta is a transplanted New Yorker who loves Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband, David and their daughter, Isabelle. She is a dog person who also loves people.