Chief Executive Officer
Eric Cohen has been the Executive Director of the Tikvah Fund since 2007. He was the founder and remains editor-at-large of the New Atlantis, and he serves as the publisher of Mosaic. Mr. Cohen has published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Weekly Standard, Commentary, The New Republic, First Things, and numerous others. He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008) and co-editor of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (2002). He was previously managing editor of the Public Interest and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics. Mr. Cohen currently serves on the board of directors of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the Witherspoon Institute, and National Affairs and on the Editorial Advisory Board of First Things.
Rabbi Hershel Lutch
Chief Financial & Operating Officer
Rabbi Hershel Lutch is the chief financial and operating officer of Tikvah and serves as its corporate secretary. Rabbi Lutch leads Tikvah’s finance, administrative, business process reengineering, and operating functions, and is involved in Tikvah’s strategic planning, development, and program management initiatives.
Before coming to Tikvah, Rabbi Lutch, who began his career as the executive director of two Maryland Jewish day schools, served as COO (North America) of Aish HaTorah, the global leader in Jewish outreach and innovation. As COO of Aish, Rabbi Lutch managed Aish’s dramatic growth into a $65MM organization, engaging over 700,000 participants each year.
Rabbi Lutch is an international leader in the field of Jewish education and outreach and serves on several civic and Jewish nonprofit boards. He also has an active interest in government advocacy: he has served as a guest chaplain in the U.S. House of Representatives, has testified before legislative committees, and has led missions to Israel with members of Congress.
Rabbi Lutch earned his MBA and MS in Nonprofit Management (MSM) from the University of Maryland and his semicha (rabbinic ordination) from the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and three children.
Director-General, Tikvah Israel
Amiad Cohen is the director-general of the Tikvah Fund in Israel, publisher of the Hebrew-language Hashiloach journal, and a partner in several business initiatives in the security and technology fields. He served as deputy commander of the elite “Egoz” unit in the Israel Defense Forces and for several years was head of security coordination in his native settlement of Eli. He previously directed the industrial and fiscal innovation divisions of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council.
Rabbi Mark Gottlieb
Senior Director, US Education
Rabbi Mark Gottlieb is Senior Director of US Education at Tikvah and Dean of the Tikvah Summer Institute at Yale University. Prior to joining Tikvah, Rabbi Gottlieb served as Head of School at Yeshiva University High School for Boys and Principal of the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA and has taught at The Frisch School, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Hebrew Theological College, Loyola University in Chicago and the University of Chicago. He received his B.A. from Yeshiva College, rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, where his doctoral studies focused on the moral and political thought of Alasdair MacIntyre. Rabbi Gottlieb is a member of the Orthodox Forum Steering Committee and serves on the Editorial Committee of Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought. He lives in Teaneck, NJ with his wife and five children.
Senior Director of Development
Alexandra Rosenberg is senior director of development at Tikvah. She is responsible for Tikvah’s comprehensive development program, directing and coordinating strategy for the Jewish Leadership Conference and related community-building efforts, expanding charitable support, and managing donor relations. Prior to joining Tikvah in January 2022, Alex spent seven years at the National Review Institute—the nonprofit parent organization of National Review magazine, helping lead their development and events departments. She holds a BA in political science and international studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Bergenfield, New Jersey with her husband and two children.
Senior Director, University and Young Professionals Programs
Alan Rubenstein was educated in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, and also at Georgetown University. He was a senior consultant for the President’s Council on Bioethics and currently serves as Hanson Scholar of Ethics at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. At Carleton, he teaches ethical thought through close reading of great literature of the West—in particular, Plato, the Hebrew Bible, and Shakespeare. He is currently Director of University Programs for the Tikvah Fund. His published essays have focused on the philosopher Hans Jonas, the Hebrew Bible, and Judaism in middle America. He is married and a father of three children.
Dr. Jonathan Silver
Warren R. Stern Senior Fellow of Jewish Civilization
and Senior Director of Tikvah Ideas
Dr. Jonathan Silver is the senior director of Tikvah Ideas, where he is also the Warren R. Stern Senior Fellow of Jewish Civilization. The editor of Mosaic, he is also the host of the Tikvah Podcast on which he has hosted hundreds of writers, rabbis, educators, military officers, artists, and political figures, including members of Israel’s Knesset, the U.S. Senate, and the prime minister of Israel.