Zack Bodner, CEO, Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, USA

Zack Bodner

Zack Bodner joined the OFJCC as the CEO in August, 2013. His key role is to provide an inspiring, dynamic vision for the JCC’s future and to implement that vision through strategic institutional initiatives and community building.
Before joining the JCC, Zack served for 14 years as the Pacific Northwest Regional Director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where he oversaw a period of unprecedented growth in community outreach, political advocacy and fundraising.
Zack is an accomplished speaker on the national stage and has written numerous articles on Israel and Judaism that have appeared in publications throughout the U.S. and Israel. Currently, he writes a regular Blog for The Times of Israel.
Zack holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Religion and Theology with a focus on Zionist thought and Jewish history from Claremont Graduate University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he played varsity soccer and spent a semester studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Zack has served on the Development Committee for the Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, the Board of Directors of J Weekly, The Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, and Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco.
Zack lives in Los Altos with his wife, Ronit, and their three children, Talia, Elie and Orly.