Paul comes to us in 2015 after more than a decade of visionary leadership as executive director at Temple Sinai in Oakland, California. Prior to that, he led programs at the Osher Marin JCC as the director of youth and family programs and director of teen services, where he developed and oversaw hundreds of community events and programs for all ages.
“The unifying themes of my career are commitment to leadership and strengthening community,” Paul says. “Professionally and personally I seek opportunities for learning, growth, and transformation. I’m inspired by the PJCC’s Guiding Principles. They will influence how I guide the Center as we continue to build relationships, cultivate community, and impact lives.”
Before his work at the JCC, Paul earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology and served in a variety of roles. His expertise included work as a special education teacher, a community liaison for the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta, and an outdoor guide for an adventure travel company. His varied interests and hobbies include a love of nature, world music, comparative religions, film, and world travel.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Paul moved to the Bay Area in 1995 and met his wife, Laura, while working at the Marin JCC. The couple are the proud parents of Elijah, 11, and Gabriel, 8, and Laura has a successful Life Coaching business; in addition, she teaches dance and fitness courses. They enjoy family time exploring nature, being physically active, and taking part in community events. They also recently welcomed their newest family member, a three-year old Cocker Spaniel named Daisy who is being tolerated by their cat, Stanley.