Vernon Kurtz Member of the Executive
Rabbi Vernon Kurtz is the Rabbi of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Illinois. He is President of the American Zionist Movement. In the past, he served, among other positions, as President of the Rabbinical Assembly; President of Mercaz USA; President of Mercaz Olami; Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Rabbinic Cabinet; and President of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago. Rabbi Kurtz served as a Board Member since 2005 through 2011. From 2002 since through 2005 he served as a member of The Jewish Agency's Committee. He currently serves as Deputy Chair of the Russian Speaking Jewry Committee and is an Associate Member of the Board of Governors.