I am a social justice and political activist, and the newly elected President of the Board of Directors of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. I am co-chair of two of CBST’s social justice teams, Resistance! Calls & Cards and Democracy Action Team, which work to educate and empower folks to advocate with elected officials and key stakeholders about issues crucial to the Jewish, LGBTQ and NY communities. Before becoming an activist, I spent 25 years in trade book publishing in sales, marketing and publisher roles. My spouse, Ellen Shapiro, and I have been CBST members for over 20 years and feel fortunate to have raised our teenage son in this extraordinary community.