TJF welcomes Barb Gelb

August 11, 2017

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The Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF) is “delighted to welcome Barb Gelb as the new development associate and Life & Legacy Coordinator,” says Scott Kaplan, CFRE, president and CEO, Tidewater Jewish Foundation.

“Barb comes to our community with a wealth of experience in the Jewish communal and non-profit world,” says Kaplan. She recently relocated to Virginia Beach from Los Angeles.

Gelb joins the TJF team in a development capacity to help lead two newly launched initiatives of the Foundation, the Life & Legacy program and B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy program.

Since May 2013, Gelb served as the director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Ahavat Shalom Los Angeles. Prior to that position, she lived in Memphis, Tenn. for 10 years where she was the director of Outreach and Education for ArtsMemphis, and the director of education at Temple Israel. In her more than 25 years as a Jewish Communal Professional, she has also spent time with Federations, JCCs and Hillels. Gelb is a Wexner Graduate Fellow.

Gelb was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and spent her high school years in Laramie, Wyoming. She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from University of California Los Angeles, her Master’s Degree in social work from University of Southern California and her Master’s Degree in Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

She recently married Virginia Beach native Kenny Weinstein and says she “is thrilled to finally be living here together.”

“Barb brings with her a passion for Judaism and the Jewish community and a desire to make an impact on the future. We are lucky to have her with us to grow and strengthen our Jewish community here in Tidewater,” says Kaplan.

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