Meet Our


Rabbi Elana Kanter

Executive Director

Rabbi Elana Kanter, Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute, is a graduate of Barnard College and a member of the first class of women Rabbis of the Jewish Theological Seminary. She was ordained in 1989. In 1998, Rabbi Kanter also received the Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators for her work in Adult Jewish Learning.

Laura Drachler

Board Chair

Faith Boninger

Mara De Luca Funke

Jessielyn Hirschl

Jamie Kornbluth

Leah Zigmond