Elon Jewish Life Advisory Council (JLAC)

The Jewish Life Advisory Council (JLAC) was formed in 2011 to provide leadership and vision for the enhancement of Jewish Life and Jewish Studies for all Jewish students at Elon.

JLAC members are essential partners in shaping the vision and guiding the course of Jewish life at Elon. Membership is available at different levels, starting at an annual gift of $1800.

The Jewish Life Advisory Board adheres to the ABCs of JLAC, and parent members act as Ambassadors, Backers, and Champions of Jewish Life at Elon.

JLAC Members

JLAC Co-Chairs: Dara Kurtz P ’22 ’25 and Debi Gellman P ’22

New Board list in development, stay tuned for updated list.

Ex-Officio Members (Elon faculty and staff)

Rev. Kirstin Boswell, University Chaplain

Geoffrey Claussen, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Chair of Religious Studies

Richard Landesberg, Associate Professor, Communications

Jim Piatt, Vice President for University Advancement

Betsy Polk, Director of Jewish Life

Andrea Sinn, Assistant Professor, History, Chair of Jewish Studies

Jeff Stein, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Professor, English

Greg Zaiser, Vice President for Enrollment, Admissions