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Rabbi Michael Shevack

Privately ordained by a Reform bet din  in 1995, Michael Shevack has taught Spirituality and Comparative Religion in the School of Social Welfare at S.U.N.Y. Stonybrook, and Business Spirituality at the Iacocca School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University.

The author/co-author of 5 books, Shevack is currently the Social Responsibility Officer for the Patton Foundation, working with Helen Patton, the granddaughter of General George S. Patton. He’s also on the board of the Association for Progressive Judaism, and the Daisy Alliance.

Prior to ordination, Shevack was an award-winning Madison Avenue Creative Director. He wrote the campaign Gillette. The Best A Man Can Get, still running in 120 countries. His work on Apple computers, won a Silver Lion at Cannes. Shevack has helped many religious groups and non-profits find their voice.

Joel Weiner

Joel has had a successful career in management consulting and senior corporate roles. He is an expert in finance and in strategic and marketing planning. He has been CFO of several companies. 

As a consultant Joel specialized in helping insurance companies throughout the United States to improve. Often this involved streamlining their products, reorganizing their operations, developing management information systems and process improvements.

As a company executive Joel’s forte was bridging the financial function with other departments for cross functional cooperation and improvement.

Joel graduated from Drexel University with a degree in mathematics; has an MBA from Wharton; and is a retired member of the Casuatly Actuarlal Society and American Academy of Actuaries. He also is an Enterprise Risk Analyst.

Joel is now President of Temple Judea of Bucks County, a Reform synagogue, where he is instrumental in engineering and leading a turnaround in that organization. Visit Temple Judea

He resides in New Hope, Pennsylvania with his wife Carol. They children and grandchildren live in New Jersey. Joel is an avid, amateur guitarist.

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