Cheryl Fishbein Member of the Board of Governors

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Cheryl Fishbein has a long history of voluntary leadership involvements. She is on the Advisory Board of the Jan Karski Foundation.  She is on the Board of UJA-Federation of NY where she is the 2008 recipient of the Generosity of Spirit Award. She is past chair of the Caring Commission, of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Committee, of the Missions Committee and of the Trauma Task Force at UJA-Federation. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency (JAFI), The United Israel Appeal (UIA), The Jewish Funders Network (JFN), and she is on the Ambassadors, FSU,  and Property Reclamation Committees of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Cheryl serves on the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and is co-chair of the New York Region Diplomatic Outreach Committee. She is past chair of the Commission on Jewish Contemporary Life at AJC. Cheryl is on the Board and Executive Committee of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) where she co-chairs the Israel Strategy Portfolio. She is on the Board of the Jewish Home and Hospital; the Board of the JCC Association of North America;  Board member of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) where she now chairs the Emergency Relief Committee. She is past chair of the Domestic Council of the Washington, DC office of JFNA. Cheryl serves on the International Board of Governors of Beit Hatfustot, Museum of the Jewish People, and is the Immediate Past President of the American Friends. She serves on the Board of the Israel Trauma Coalition, the Folksbiene National Yiddish Theater, and as Secretary of the Board of Israel 21c. Cheryl is the past president and chair of the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn. She is a Board and Executive Committee member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC) where she was co-chair of the Commission on Intergroup Relations.

Cheryl is in private practice as a clinical psychologist and an attorney. She has worked as an attorney at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and also continues to do consulting for individuals in the area of their donations to charity organizations. She holds a doctorate in psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook, a law degree from New York University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Barnard College.  She is married to Philip Schatten and they have four children and 3 grandchildren.