Gary Bretton-Granatoor, Executive Director

An experienced fundraiser and Jewish community leader, Gary was named Executive Director of the American Friends of Kidum in January, 2018.

Most recently Gary served for seven years as Vice President, Philanthropy, at the World Union for Progressive Judaism. Previously he was with the Anti-Defamation League as Director, Interfaith Affairs and Director, Education Division. He also spent 9 years in a variety of leadership positions at the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, including Director, Department of Interreligious Affairs.

Gary received his rabbinic ordination and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Hebrew Union College. For 8 years he was Senior Rabbi at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City. He has also served as a Rabbi at Temple Beth Shalom in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Congregation Da’at Elohim – Temple of Universal Judaism, New York City, and currently serves part time as rabbi of Congregation Shirat Hayam in Nantucket, MA.

Larry Geiger, Associate Director

Larry has held leadership positions with the American Friends of Open University of Israel and the American Society of the University of Haifa. He spent more than 20 years developing marketing strategies for consumer products and high tech clients at Grey Advertising, and has led marketing, communications and membership teams at the American Management Association, the American Red Cross in Greater New York and the National Kidney Foundation.  Larry earned a BA in History from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Marketing from Harvard University.