Who We Are

Executive Director

Susan Leff

Susan Leff has been the Executive Director of Jewish Communities of Vermont for 7 years. She is the founding Director of JCVT. Prior to JCVT, Susan was the Executive Director of Hillel at the University of Vermont from late 2003-2013. Under her leadership at Hillel, the organization saw tremendous growth.

Susan graduated with a BA from Bennington College and holds an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont.

Susan resides in Burlington Vermont. She has 4 children, Rachel, Alex, Jay and Asher. She is a member of Temple Sinai in South Burlington.

PJ Library Director

Tobie Weisman

Rabbi Tobie Weisman, MSW, is the founding director of the Yearning for Learning Center for Jewish Studies.  Through a partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Yearning for Learning Center in 2008, she founded the PJ Library in Vermont which she currently directs as a program of Jewish Communities of Vermont. Rabbi Tobie received her ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion, a trans-denominational rabbinical school in New York City. Through the Yearning for Learning Center, Rabbi Tobie offers classes and workshops in Jewish spirituality and is available for classes in Jewish studies, private tutoring and life-cycle events. She also has a healing practice where she does Spiritual Coaching and Energy Harmonizing. She lives in Montpelier with her husband David and has two daughters, Navah and Gaia.

Board of Directors

Ted Molnar, President

Jill Minkoff, Vice President

Jim Grossman, Treasurer

Judith Frangos, Immediate Past President

Amy Collins

Suzanne Brown

Julia Goldstein

Scott Hertzberg