Chief Executive Officer
Paul comes to the JCCSF after spending the last six years as the CEO of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. There he successfully led fundraising efforts, developed a strategic plan, completed major campus renovations, expanded mission critical programs and fostered partnerships with the local community. For the prior 11 years, Paul was the Executive Director of Temple Sinai in Oakland where he oversaw membership, communications, facilities, and a $15M capital campaign and construction project.
Paul brings a depth of understanding, connection and commitment to JCCs and the Jewish community at large, and the board is thrilled he will be leading our organization during this critical time. Paul deeply understands the JCC experience, having grown up at a JCC in Atlanta and from five years working at the Marin JCC overseeing programs for teens, families and camps. Earlier in his career, Paul taught high school special education and worked summers as an outdoor adventure guide. The unifying theme throughout his career has been the cultivation of welcoming spaces and outstanding work environments where people can learn, gather and grow.
When Paul isn’t working he’s loves travel, enjoys hiking nature trails throughout the Bay Area, listening to music, and spending time with his wife, Laura, and their two teenage sons.
I am honored and excited to start working with the JCCSF staff and lay leaders to build on its strong reputation as a treasured communal institution and as a forward-thinking leader of Jewish life and culture,” said Paul. “JCCs are the Jewish community’s town square, a welcoming space for all, and a bridge builder with the broader community.