January 31, 2022 – Dr. Bennett W. Golub and Dr. Cheryl Fishbein were elected as President and Chair, respectively, of the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY (JCRC-NY).

Dr. Bennett W. Golub will  assume the role of President of JCRC-NY on July 1st and will serve as President-elect until that date. Much like his predecessor, Ben has shown dedication to the Jewish community over the span of his career and has been involved with JCRC-NY for over a decade. His contributions to the organization have been vital to JCRC-NY’s success, leading him to become a recipient of the JCRC-NY Continuing Legacy Award in 2010. The following year, Ben was elected to the Board of Directors and currently serves as an Observer on our Executive Committee.

Professionally, Ben is the founder of BlackRock, Inc., a member of its Global Executive Committee and co-head of its Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group. He has served as BlackRock’s Chief Risk Officer since 2009.  Since the company’s inception in 1988, Ben has organized and led BlackRock’s UJA-Federation campaign. He also serves on the Investment Committee of the Claims Conference and co-authored “Kaddishel – A Life Reborn” with his father, Aharon, z’l, which details Aharon’s experiences during the Holocaust and his subsequent immigration to British Mandate Palestine in 1946.

In his personal life, Ben has been married to Cindy Golub for almost 35 years and is the proud father of Alexandra, Phillip and Jill Golub and grandfather of Tara Golub.

JCRC-NY is extremely confident in the election of Dr. Bennet Golub as President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

Dr. Cheryl Fishbein is the current President of JCRC-NY and will assume the role of Chair on July 1st.  Cheryl has a history of exemplary leadership to the Jewish community including serving as the Past Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and has served on the Executive Council of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. She is currently active in-UJA Federation New York, serves on its Presidents’ Advisory Board, and is past chair of the Caring Department, the Missions Committee and the Trauma Task Force.  Additional Jewish nonprofits that have benefited from Cheryl’s board service include: the Jewish Agency for Israel, the JCC Association, the American Jewish Committee, Jewish Funders Network, JCC of Krakow, the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, and many more.

Outside of Jewish communal life, Cheryl is a clinical psychologist and attorney with her own private practice, as well as a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.


JCRC-NY builds relationships within the Jewish community and with New Yorkers of all backgrounds and faiths to advance the values, interests, and security of the Jewish community and to create a more interconnected New York for all.

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