Our Leadership

Ted Greenwood

Ted Greenwood retired on June 30, 2011 as a Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  He has served as President of Temple Emeth in Teaneck, NJ, President of the Bergen Academy of Reform Judaism, Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council in Northern New Jersey, and in other leadership positions at the Jewish Federation of NNJ.  He is currently Chair of the Israel Engagement Committee at Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York City and Chair of Common Cents, New York. 


 Phyllis Miller, Coordinator of Partnership2Gether Education Task Force

Phyllis Miller is currently the Coordinator of the Partnership2Gether Education Task Force of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, coordinating the school projects between 18 day and Congregational schools in 11 cities and towns in Northern New Jersey twinning with Nahariya schools.  Previously she has taught in area day schools and worked at the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York (BJENY).  Phyllis was awarded the prestigious Zella Bronfman Butler Award for her work in the area of disabilities at the BJENY. She is currently a Bergen Reads Literacy Volunteer tutoring students in reading at a local public school.

Barbara Gononsky

Barbara Gononsky has been involved in Hebrew education for over thirty years. She taught at Solomon Schechter of Essex and Union High School for fourteen years and served as chair of their Hebrew Language Department. During the ensuing sixteen years she taught Hebrew at the Frisch High School in Paramus and chaired the department there, as well. At Frisch she became involved with the (then) Partnership 20000 initiative. She traveled to Nahariya as a teacher delegate, hosted teacher delegates and established twinning projects between Frisch and Nahariya high school students. Her involvement with the Jewish Federation started when she began serving on the Education Task Force. She is also on the Board of the Sisterhood of Congregation Torah Ohr of Baca Raton, Florida.


Deane Penn, MD, Chair of P2G Medical Task Force

Dr. Deane Penn has been a practicing gastroenterologist and internist for over 35 years.  He is board certified in both disciplines and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology.  He received a BA from Cornell University and a MD from the University of Tennessee at Memphis and completed a GI fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical School. He is presently the Medical Director of the Center for Medical Weight Loss of Bergen County. Dr. Penn was Chairman of the JFNNJ Physicians Division for several years.  Presently, he serves as Chair of Israel Bonds, Bergen County and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh.  Dr. Penn twice represented the United States in Masters Tennis at the Maccabi games in Israel.