Steve Rogers joined the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades as CEO in March of 2022. He previously served for 12 years on the Kaplen JCC Board, including as Board Chair.
Steve brings more than 25 years’ experience with Jewish organizations to his work, having held volunteer leadership positions with the JCC Association of North America (Executive Committee, 2020-21), Temple Emanu-El of Closter (President, 2007-09), the Michael Levin, z”l Lone Soldier Foundation (President, 2018-19), Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, the Jewish Theological Seminary, NJY Camps (Executive Committee), Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, and Americans for Ben Gurion University. He is a Berrie Fellow and a Ben Gurion University Zin Fellow.
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Steve is also a founding co-chair of Jewish Federation of Northern NJ’s Federation Full House poker tournament and served as a gubernatorial appointee to the New Jersey – Israel Commission. Steven’s greatest accomplishment, however, was starting at center for Pomona Jewish Center’s three-peat championship basketball team, which dominated the Rockland County Temple League from 1977 – 1979.
Before joining the Kaplen JCC as CEO, Steve had a 30+ year career as an attorney, most recently as a Partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and prior to that as the Chief Legal Officer of a worldwide developer and distributor of pharmaceuticals and performance chemicals. Steve is a graduate of Binghamton University and the Fordham University School of Law.
Steve and his wife Robin reside in Tenafly, NJ and have three adult children, Jason, Alec, and Jamie. Steve and Robin were the recipients of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s 2010 Erich Holzer Community Service Award and Temple Emanu-El’s 2015 Founders’ Award.