Board of Trustees

Our Officers

Ellen Goldner

Ellen Goldner


For decades, Ellen Goldner has been an active leader on behalf of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, its predecessors, and other community causes. She served as campaign chair and president of Women’s Department, and she was founding president of the Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life. She chaired the UJA Campaign and was the first woman to hold the position of president (2002-05) at the MetroWest federation.

Fran Beinhaker

Vice President

Lori Solomon

Vice President

Larry Rein

Vice President

Michael Miller


Robin Polson


Linda Press, M.A.

Executive Director

Our Trustees

Claire Akselrad

Howard Charish

Selma Daner

Teddi Dolph

Dr. Theodor Feigelman

Elie Fink

Emily Fried

Barry Goldberg

Past President

Andrea Grover

Jeri Kimowitz

Nancy Lefkowitz

Eta Levenson

Nancy Perl

Mark Perwien

Lois Rose

Past President

Randee Rubenstein

Jayne Sayovitz

Mimi Sochor

Lynda Wachsteter

Past President

Ellen Weinstock

Jay Roger Weissglass

Past President

Leah Weiss

Past President

You can Help

Make a difference in the lives of men and women with developmental disabilities by supporting JSDD through your tax-deductible donation.

Our JSDD Legacy Society is a group of individuals who are committed to ensuring that people with developmental disabilities continue to be supported in a dignified and inclusive way.

Read More

Without the help of these institutions and organizations, JSDD could not provide the support and services over the last three decades.

Read More

There are many ways to support JSDD.

Learn more about our volunteer program.

Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.