Elena Herskowitz joined Federation in August 2012 as the director of development. Elena has worked in the non-profit sector for more than fifteen years. Recently, she served as the senior director of development for the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, and prior to this, she was the national director of membership and community development for Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America.
She has a long history of commitment to fostering Jewish life and identity, beginning with her leadership in B’nai B’rith Youth Organization as a teenager. All of Elena’s work, whether in public, private and non-profit environments, has focused on cultivating relationships and engaging passionate, committed volunteers, staff and partners. She prides herself on her ability to develop and implement strategies and initiatives that inspire others to join, lead and contribute.
Elena, a graduate of the University of Maryland and born and raised in New Jersey, recently relocated to Monmouth County. She is pleased to be back working in and contributing to the Jewish community.