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r-spinner Rabbi Josh Spinner, Founding Director

Josh Spinner is Executive VP and CEO of The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation. Born in the United States, Josh has also lived in Canada, Israel, Belarus, and Germany. An ordained Rabbi, Josh is the founder of Lauder Yeshurun, a leading provider of Jewish education and outreach in Germany today, and initiated the reestablishment of the legendary pre-war “Hildesheimers” Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin.

Josh serves as Co-Chair of the Westbury Group of International Jewish Philanthropies, and lives in Berlin with his wife, Joelle, and three daughters.

r-spinner Rabbi Meir Roberg, Senior Advisor

Rabbi Meir Roberg was born in Würzburg. As a refugee he came to England before the outbreak of World War II and learned at the famous Yeshivot in Gateshead (England) and Slabodka (Israel), where he received Rabbinic Ordination. Rabbi Roberg also studied ancient languages and received degrees in Education and Philosophy. An internationally renowned educator, he headed the Hasmonean High School in London for over twenty years. Today Rabbi and Rebbetzin Roberg split their time between Jerusalem and Berlin where Rabbi Roberg serves as the Menahel Ruchani (Senior Advisor) of all Lauder Yeshurun Projects.

r-spinner Tamar Warburg, North American Representative

Tamar Warburg, a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, is an associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where she focuses on estate planning. During her third year of law school, Tamar spent a semester studying in Hamburg, where she became active in Lauder Nordhaus, Lauder Yeshurun’s regional outreach center for northern Germany. Tamar currently resides in New York City and leads efforts to educate the North American Jewish Community about Lauder Yeshurun.