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Joel has had a successful career in management consulting and senior corporate roles. He is an expert in finance and in strategic and marketing planning. He has been CFO of several companies.
As a consultant Joel specialized in helping insurance companies throughout the United States to improve. Often this involved streamlining their products, reorganizing their operations, developing management information systems and process improvements.
As a company executive, Joel’s forte was bridging the financial function with other departments for cross-functional cooperation and improvement.
Joel graduated from Drexel University with a degree in mathematics; he has an MBA from Wharton; and he is a retired member of the Casualty Actuarial Society and American Academy of Actuaries. He also is an Enterprise Risk Analyst.
Joel was the former President of Temple Judea of Bucks County, a Reform synagogue, where he was instrumental in engineering and leading a turnaround in that organization.
He resides in New Hope, Pennsylvania with his wife Carol. Their children and grandchildren live in New Jersey. Joel is an avid, amateur guitarist.
Description of talk:
I get it now. I am proud to be Jewish, and I can explain what Judaism means. But, this was not always the case. In fact, for much of my life I was an atheist. Sure, I belonged to a synagogue, but it was for the kids. Then, resulting from strange coincidences, I became president of a synagogue. For marketing purposes, I studied Judaism’s raison d’être. Why should an assimilated, intelligent adult be Jewish? How do you reconcile science and spirituality? Ah hah! With the help of two great teachers, and a lot of thinking, I found answers. The beauty, Truth, and value is there. But, we need to teach ourselves, and our children, differently