Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm
CEO, Bnai Zion
As chief executive of Bnai Zion, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm is proud to lead one of America’s oldest organizations dedicated to strengthening and accelerating Israel and the Jewish People. He is also the founder of The Joshua Network and creator and host of its Good Faith Effort podcast.
Prior to his tenure at Bnai Zion, he served as Special Advisor to the President of Yeshiva University. He is also formerly the William Fischman Resident Scholar at the Jewish Center in Manhattan. A graduate of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Lamm earned his MA, as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar, in Jewish Studies and Eastern Christianity from University College London, an MA from Princeton University in Religion, and rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He earned his PhD in ancient Judaism and Christianity from Princeton University.
Rabbi Lamm’s writings on faith and the public square have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tablet Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, FOXNews, The New York Post and The Jewish Standard. He has spoken and taught across the world – from New York to Los Angeles; from London to Jerusalem; from Toronto to Hong Kong – about the role of Jewish values in addressing real-world problems. Ari is passionate about exploring traditional values and human ingenuity as powerful forces for good in the world.
COO, Bnai Zion
In this position as COO of Bnai Zion, Justin oversees the operations, finances, media strategy and day to day management of the organization. Prior to this position, Justin served as Senior Project Manager at Genesis Philanthropy Group, one of the Jewish world’s leading foundations, helping craft the foundations’ approach to Israel-Diaspora engagement. Before that, Justin served for three years as Senior Advisor to the Israeli Ambassador at the United Nations; he led operations and strategy for Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon, who held one of Israel’s most challenging and important diplomatic posts. Justin received his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Binghamton University and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration, focusing on non-profit leadership and management from Binghamton University.
Senior Director of Community Development, Bnai Zion
Gabi joins Bnai Zion as Senior Director of Community Development and co-founder of the Joshua Project and Network. He sees this moment in Bnai Zion’s history as one of tremendous opportunity for organizational growth and impact. Gabi previously served as founding director of Tikvah Online Academy – the Tikvah Fund’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a rabbi, Gabi has served as the teen program director and director of adult education at Young Israel of Scarsdale. He also served as the assistant rabbi for the PKH program in Mexico and co-founded a Grand Strategy Reading Group. Gabi holds a BA in English from Yeshiva College and an MA in medieval Jewish history from the Bernard Revel Graduate School for Jewish Studies, and completed rabbinic ordination at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University as a Wexner Graduate Fellow.
Administrative Assistant & Office Manager, Bnai Zion
Stephanie has worked for Bnai Zion since 1993, holding a number of roles across the organization. Kicking off her career with the Foundation just out of high school, Stephanie helps manage membership and donor profiles, makes sure staff has required resources, and together with the organization’s administration coordinates many of the day-to-day operations. Throughout nearly 30 years with Bnai Zion, one of her favorite aspects has been getting to know and assisting the many families who have maintained multigenerational involvement with the organization.
Stephen J. Savitsky
Alan V. Schwartz
Chief Executive Officer and National Secretary
Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm
Board of Directors
David S. Edrich