Eli Kornreich joined the leadership team at Westchester Reform Temple (WRT) in July 2015 as Executive Director. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, he completed his undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College, Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in English. Through his activism and student leadership on campus, Eli was inspired to dedicate his career to professional Jewish leadership. As a result, he was selected by The Wexner Foundation for a Graduate Student Fellowship as a member of Class VI.
An alum of both the Columbia University Graduate School of Social Work and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Eli earned a Masters of Science in Social Work and a Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies.
Eli has spent his career in the JCC, Federation and Synagogue fields, and has held chief executive positions for the past 15 years at the JCC & UJA/Federation of Eastern Fairfield County in Bridgeport, CT, at the Lincoln Square Synagogue on the upper west side of NYC, and most recently at the Jewish Community Project [JCP] Downtown in Tribeca, NYC.
Eli, Iva (his wife), and their three children live in New Rochelle, N.Y.