JPS Staff

  • Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz


    Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz is the director of JPS and the spiritual leader of Congregation Adas Emuno in Leonia, New Jersey. He is responsible for all acquisitions, content development, and major fundraising, and reports to the Board of Trustees. Rabbi Schwartz is a prolific writer, the author of four books, a prize-winning short story, and articles that have appeared in the Journal of Reform Judaism, American Jewish History, and the Hebrew Union College Annual.

    His textbook, Jewish Heroes, Jewish Values (1996) is used in over 300 religious schools nationwide. Most recently Rabbi Schwartz authored Judaism's Great Debates which was published in both adult (JPS 2012) and youth (Behrman House) editions.

  • Joy Weinberg

    Managing Editor

    Joy negotiates author contracts and other agreements, edits all JPS manuscripts and prepares them for copyediting. She is the liaison with JPS’s partner press on licenses, rights, and related business matters, oversees the JPS archives, and exhibits JPS books at national conferences.

    Joy was managing editor of Reform Judaism, the world’s largest circulated Jewish magazine, for 30 years. She also served various book publishers as a freelance editor, image collector, and photographer. A songwriter, her compositions for Jewish holiday and lifecycle events have premiered at synagogues.

  • Sarah Kroloff Segal

    Director of Development & Communications

    Sarah manages JPS's donor relations, newsletter, and website. She assists academic and religious organizations with book selections for their libraries and courses and represents JPS at national conferences. Sarah also provides marketing support to authors in conjunction with JPS's partner press.

    Sarah joined JPS in 2012 after a career in program evaluation and fiscal management at the New York City Department of Homeless Services and fundraising consulting with Semple Bixel Associates in Nutley, New Jersey. She has a B.A. and master's in nonprofit management from Brandeis University.

  • Trisha Lubrant

    Accounting Manager

    Trisha manages the daily operations of the JPS office including budgeting, financial recording and answering general inquiries.

    Prior to joining JPS in 2011, Trisha worked in business accounting for over 35 years, most recently at a property management company in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.