Meet the Staff
Joel F. Weiss
Senior Vice President, Advancement
Joel joined Jewish Senior Life in August, 2012. Joel directs the day-to-day operations of a comprehensive advancement office and plays a key role in Jewish Senior Life’s next phase of organizational and philanthropic growth. He is also responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and management of a multi-million dollar capital campaign as part of Jewish Senior Life’s long range campus plan.
Joel brings more than 40 years of non-profit and fundraising experience to the Foundation, including 20 years as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. Joel also served as the President and CEO for the United Way of Western Massachusetts and most recently as President of the Lupus Foundation New England.Click here to email Joel F. Weiss
Beth joined the Foundation team in 2010; her role involves managing the Annual Fund, Golden Alliance and Platinum Circle Leadership Giving Circles.
Beth brings more than 20 years of Marketing and Business Development experience in both the public and private sectors to the Jewish Senior Life Foundation. Her volunteer experience includes serving as a Board member and Marketing Committee Chair for Jewish Family Services, and for the Jewish Community Federation, Marketing Committee member and co-chair of the Super Sunday Telethon.Click here to email Beth Rabinowitz
Tamara (Tammy) Cohen
Senior Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Tammy’s experience with the Foundation includes working on Jewish Senior Life’s capital campaign, expanding annual major gift efforts, and assisting in executing new endowment development efforts. Cohen is the former Director of Development and Associate Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center and most recently Vice President for Advancement at St. John’s community.
Major Gift Development Officer
Linda joined the staff of the Jewish Home of Rochester in 1983 as Volunteer Director. In 1986 she became the first Director of Fundraising for the Jewish Home Foundation and retained the position until she retired in 2002.
Linda now continues to work with the Foundation as a Major Gift Development Officer day-to-day and her expertise is vital to the Foundation, especially during its capital campaign for Jewish Senior Life.
Linda has her national accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). As a Volunteer, she has held Board Positions with the Jewish Community Federation, Temple Brith Kodesh, Jewish Family Service and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.Click here to email Linda Rubens
Amy joined the Foundation in 2008 as a database administrator. Today, her role extends beyond the database and reporting needs for the Foundation. Amy has a heavy hand in Annual Fund work and is spearheading the Foundation’s Transitional Care Patient Program within the Jewish Home.
Amy has worked with the YWCA of Rochester and The Nature Conservancy in similar database administrative roles. Previously, she has planned many donor events, including anniversary celebrations at each of her organizations. A graduate of Elmira College, Amy has been a musician in the Irondequoit Concert Band since 2006, and started her first term as a board member in 2013.Click here to email Amy Stubbings
Chris joined the Foundation in April of 2013 as Administrative Assistant. Her experience with administrative assistance and event planning is vital to keeping the Foundation office up and running smoothly; she works closely with senior leadership and supports all members of the Foundation team.
Chris has been in the non-profit sector for more than 10 years, most recently with the University of Rochester. Prior to the University of Rochester, Chris worked at Eastman Kodak Company as an Executive Assistant.Click here to email Christine DelRegno