Announcing New Executive Director

Photo of Melissa HeifetzMelissa Heifetz Named CBE Executive Director


In 2017, Linda Eisinger announced her plans to retire as the Executive Director of Congregation Beth Emeth and we embarked on a search for a new Executive Director. We thank Linda for her many years of outstanding service as the only Executive Director that CBE has had.

After a thorough search, Congregation Beth Emeth is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Heifetz as our new Executive Director, beginning April 30.

Melissa has been a member of the CBE community for more than a dozen years, and has had a long career in the non-profit sector. Most recently, Melissa was Executive Director of The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, where she was named the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 2018 Non-Profit Executive Leader of the Year.

“CBE is a thriving Jewish congregation in western Fairfax County, which needs an executive director prepared to help us move into our future,” said Marty Zelman, President of Congregation Beth Emeth. “The CBE senior leadership and the Executive Director Search Committee were unanimous in our choice of Melissa Heifetz, who will bring fresh ideas, a new perspective, solid experience, and an understanding of our unique and vibrant community to her new role.” Melissa starts her tenure with CBE on April 30, 2018. More information will be posted on the CBE website and in the Shofar newsletter in the coming months.

“I am thrilled to take up this new challenge, which combines my non-profit management experience with my interest in maintaining and growing the vital Jewish community in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties,” said Heifetz. “I am especially excited to serve a congregation with such a warm and welcoming atmosphere.”

Please join us in welcoming Melissa in her new position.

Marty Zelman, President

Jane Torman, Chair, Executive Director Search Committee