The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies Welcomes New Board Officers and Trustees

Lee Sherman, executive director of Baltimore's Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation, installed as Board president
By: Institute for Islamic, Christian, & Jewish Studies
BALTIMORE - July 20, 2023 - PRLog -- The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) Board of Trustees welcomes four new members and installed a new slate of officers, including Board president Lee Sherman.

Mr. Sherman is a longtime nonprofit executive, currently serving as the executive director of Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation. He has been an ICJS trustee since 2020 and a longtime participant and supporter of ICJS.

ICJS Executive Director Heather Miller Rubens noted these changes come at a key moment for interreligious engagement in the United States.

"How should diverse citizens bring their religious selves to everyday life? How do we respond to the rise in religious bigotry and violence? These are urgent questions. Americans committed to living in a multireligious democracy need a new way forward," she said. "I'm excited to work with Lee, and our new board officers and trustees, as ICJS works to dismantle religious bigotry in our communities and build an interreligious society where people of every religion—and no religion—can flourish."

Other new ICJS officers include Vice President Kristen Kinkopf, executive director of The Richman Foundation; Treasurer Arun Subhas, a managing partner at Ernst & Young LLP; and Secretary Meghan Casey, an attorney with Gallagher, Evelius & Jones.

The new trustees include Lisa Akchin, founder and principal of On Purpose LLC, a marketing and leadership consultancy; Adnan Hyder, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Global Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University; Ajmel A. Quereshi, who serves as a Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; and Rabbi Deborah Wechsler of Chizuk Amuno Congregation.

All of the new trustees were elected to three-year terms. More detailed biographies are included below.

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