DataBank Oversight Committee


The DataBank Oversight Committee is a panel of Jewish communal professionals, researchers and volunteer leaders that works with DataBank staff to:

- Ensure the DataBank’s mission is being fulfilled

- Develop guidelines and standards for the DataBank’s operations

- Recommend priorities areas for DataBank activities

- Suggest operational improvements, upgrades, partnerships and collaborations

- Promote the DataBank among stakeholders

- Report annually on DataBank operations to the JFNA Board of Trustees


The  Committee is comprised of the following members:
Scott Shay, Signature Bank
Committee members:
Janet Aronson, Brandeis University
David Bryfman, Jewish Education Project
Alan Cooperman, Pew Research Center
Charles Edelsberg, Jim Joseph Foundation
Mark Freedman, Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Gary Langer, Langer Research Associates
Andrew Rehfeld, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Jennifer Rosenberg, UJA-Federation of New York
Erika Rudin-Luria, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Ira Sheskin, University of Miami
Larry Sternberg, Brandeis University
Jack Ukeles, Jewish Policy and Action Research


Ex-officio members:

Ann Berman, Berman Foundation 

Steven Cohen, Hebrew Union College and Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Arnie Dashefsky, University of Connecticut and Berman Jewish DataBank

Jeffrey Shoulson, University of Connecticut



Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, Director, Berman Jewish DataBank

Ron Miller, Senior Research Consultant, Berman Jewish DataBank