President & Past Presidents

Jordan Kolar, President

Jordan Kolar HeadshotJordan and his wife Ilana have been members of FTJC since moving to Washington Heights in 2009. Jordan and Ilana feel blessed to be raising their three sons - Noam (7), Ori (3) and Edan (1) - in such a supportive and engaging Jewish community. Jordan was struck upon joining FTJC by the warm and welcoming nature of the community and has worked to maintain and support those qualities, including serving as chair of the Membership Committee before becoming Vice President in 2014 and then President in 2015.

David Libchaber, Past President

David Libchaber HeadshotBorn and raised in Paris, France. David came to the United States when he was 17 years old. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he holds an MBA from Columbia University. He has lived in Washington Heights with his wife and three children since 2002. Before becoming president he served on the executive committee as treasurer for two years and on the board of trustees for three years. He is currently an associate broker with the Corcoran Group.

Jack Murad, Past President

Jack Murad HeadshotBorn and raised in Washington Heights. Former public middle school teacher and administrator. Now, a consultant to three DOE principals. Officer of FTJC for the past 15 years. Treasurer of the Friends of Fort Tryon Trust and former treasurer of the Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry. Married to Ella and father to sons, Joshua and Alex. He and Ella have five grandchildren, enjoy travelling, hiking, yoga and ballroom dancing. He is a loyal fan of New York sports teams and is very pleased to be a member of the FTJC community.

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