Barry Nove, Executive Director

Barry Nove grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He was formerly the Executive Director of Oseh Shalom, a Reconstructionist congregation in Laurel, MD. He has served the Jewish community for over thirty years, having served as a small city Executive Director of a Jewish Federation early in his career and at six other Jewish Federations, including UJA-Federation of New York (in White Plains), the Jewish Federation of Toledo, the Jewish Federations of Dayton, OH and later St. Paul, MN and at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. In these roles he has been a campaign director, endowment director, run leadership training programs, and much more.

He also served as Director of Development of the Jewish Publication Society (JPS), co-publisher with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism's Etz Hayim. At JPS he secured funding for scholarly Jewish works, which included Jewish folktales and works of midrash, and stories for children like Zayda Was a Cowboy.

Additionally, Barry is a Jewish story teller, a member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and is the author of The Ellis Island Experience: A Sampling of Stories and How You Can Research Your Own.

You can contact Barry at bnove@agudasachim-va.org.