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. 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

    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.

  • Rachna Khanna

    Accounting Manager
    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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