Robert M. Koppel

Bob Koppel is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Reform Pension Board.  He served as the RPB’s first Executive Director beginning in March 1995.

Prior to his appointment as RPB Executive Director, Bob was the Chief Financial Officer of the Union for Reform Judaism for ten years.  Bob represented the URJ on the Reform Pension Board, was a member of the Executive Committee, and chaired the RPB Management Committee during his ten years as a board member.

He represented the RPB as a member of the Church Alliance Steering Committee and was the Chairman of the Church Benefits Association Planning Committee, leading its annual conference in 2014.

Bob is a former president of Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, New Jersey, where he and his wife Barbara continue as active members.  Bob and Barbara’s daughter, Rabbi Elisa Koppel, is the Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas.


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