CIU Board of Directors and Staff


The Center for Interreligious Understanding’s Board of Directors, a diverse group of community leaders, is committed to building a leading organization that fights religious stereotypes and fosters understanding and peace.

Executive Director

Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Chairmen Of The Board

S.A. Ibrahim

John Jonas, Esq.

Past Chairman Of The Board

Angelica Berrie


Anthony Cernera, Ph.D.


Rabbi Ron Li-Paz, Conferences and Special Projects

Donald Berkowitz

Rabbi Robert Seltzer, Ph.D.


Donald Berkowitz

Board Members

David Bennett, CPA

Armando Bernardini, Ph.D.

Professor Marshall Breger

Nettie Brenner

Roni Evron

Ira Forman

Ambassador (Ret.) Mordechay Lewy

Greg Millbank

Past Board Members

Elaine Adler*

Ronald Mankoff*


Advisory Board

The Very Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

Father Dennis McManus

Professor Mona Siddiqui

Suhail Kahn

Rabbi Eric J. Greenberg


Director of Programs and Administration: Jonnie Sofer

Director of Marketing and Development: Terri Drexler

Program Consultant: Jeanette Friedman