Board of Directors

Alisa Robbins Doctoroff

Alisa_Doctoroff_informal_photo_190Alisa Robbins Doctoroff is President of UJA-Federation of New York. She previously served as Chair of the Board, as well as Chair of the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal after years of involvement with its work, particularly in Israel and with young people.

Ms. Doctoroff is a past president of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School and was instrumental in founding its high school division in 2001. She is active on the boards of a wide spectrum of organizations that promote engagement with Jewish life and identity through education, culture and religious life, including Moving Traditions, Mechon Hadar, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she is a Vice Chair. She is also past president of Congregation Or Zarua and former board member of the Jewish Funders Network.

Ms. Doctoroff graduated from Harvard College and received an M.B.A at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She also holds an M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She lives in New York City with her husband, Dan. They are the proud parents of Jacob (26), Ariel (23) and Jenna (21).


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