Staff

JPS Staff

  • Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz

    Director
    bschwartz@jps.org

    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. Rabbi Schwartz is the author of Judaism's Great Debates which was published in both adult (JPS 2012) and youth (Behrman House) editions. His most recent works include Path of the Prophets: The Ethics-Driven Life (JPS, 2018) and Adam's Animals (Behrman House, October 2017), a PJ Library book selection.

  • Joy Weinberg

    Managing Editor
    jweinberg@jps.org

    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.

  • Suzanne Selengut

    Director of Communications & Development
    sselengut@jps.org

    Suzanne manages JPS's website, newsletter, social media and donor relations. She works together with JPS's partner press to provide publicity for new JPS books. She helps academic and religious organizations with book selections for their libraries and courses, and represents JPS at national conferences.

    Suzanne joined JPS in 2017. She is a marketing professional who has worked for the Jewish Federations of North America and the Israel Ministry of the Economy. She has a Masters in Literature from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a freelance writer for Jewish media

  • Rachna Khanna

    Accounting Manager
    rkhanna@jps.org
    Rachna manages the daily operations of the JPS office including budgeting, financial reporting and answering general inquiries. She has over 25 years of experience in financial reporting and has worked in financial services, publishing, and the non-profit sector. Rachna has an MBA from New York Institute of Technology. She joined JPS in 2018.
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