Agency Leadership


Raechel Hammer, Executive Director

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Raechel brings a proven track record of excellence to JFCS, along with more than 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, fundraising, operations, and management. She is a strategic thinker who knows how to work within the Jewish Federation system and understands how to build relationships with the Board, and community. Raechel most recently served as Chief Development Officer at the Library Company of Philadelphia, where she increased awareness and strategically positioned the Library Company as a premier destination for the exploration of history and education. She previously held positions at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and KleinLife.

Raechel holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rider University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Cherry Hill with her husband, their two children, and the family’s two dogs. Raechel can be reached at 

Meredith Siegel Cohen

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Senior Director of Programs

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Jill Hammel, MSEd

Senior Director of Advancement


Melanie Stoopler, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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Gail Belfer,

Director of
Holocaust Survivor
Services & Advocacy

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Cara Galob, MSW, LSW, CCM

Director of
Senior Services


Sherri Jonas

Director of

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Rebecca Rosenau, MSW, LCSW, CDP

Director of
Clinical Services

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Director, Rhona Fischer
Family Assistance Program

Oriel Weinberg

Director of
Disability Services