Our Team





For more than 50 years, United Jewish Federation of Utah has served as our community's coordinating body for fundraising, planning, and communal services. Federation helps sustain and improve the lives of people in Utah, Israel, and around the world. This is the fine group of committed volunteers and professionals that make it happen.

Board of Trustees 2015 – 2016


Jim Schallheim President
Jay Jacobson            VP Governance
John Davis      VP Programing
Brian Kahn    Treasurer
Ken Goodman Secretary
Ben Nitka Past President


Rachel Benator                                                         

Toba Essig                                                                  

Jody Gross                                                           

Scott Jaffa

Neil Kaplan

Karen McArthur

Shelley Schwartz

Dganit Herzig Slovik

Melissa Sternfield

Diane Warsoff




Our Staff

Executive Director, Alex Shapiro

Office and Community Relations, Drora Oren

Accounting, Elena Weissburd


Marketing / Community Outreach, Chad Schaeffer


Contact Us


United Jewish Federation of Utah
2 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone (801) 581-0102