Marion Blumenthal chairs the United Jewish Communities Renaissance and Renewal Pillar, and is immediate past chair of the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal at the UJA/Federation of New York. She serves as an officer of the UJC,and is an officer of the Jewish Educational Services of North America. She is a board member of the Jewish Agency where she chairs its committee on the Jewish Experience of Israel and a board member of the Joint Distribution Committee, where she chairs its Committee on Volunteerism and Philanthropy for Israel.She currently serves on the boards of the American Jewish Co., Synagogue 3000 and the Schechter School of Manhattan. She is the national co-chair of the North American Coalition on Israel Engagement. She is a past board member of the Foundation for Jewish Camping, the JCC of Manhattan and the Hartman Institute and a former member of the UJA/Federation of NY’s Executive Committee.
A psychotherapist by profession, she formerly ran the graduate training program for social work students at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and was an instructor at the B.U. School of Social Work. A mother of two, she resides in New York and Jerusalem.