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Daryl Messinger
Chair, North American Board of Trustees

​Daryl Messinger, Chair of the North American Board of Trustees of the Union for Reform Judaism, has served on the URJ Board for 15 years and in Reform Movement affiliated organizations in a wide variety of roles.  A dynamic leader with a track record of sustained involvement and success, she has recently concluded  her service as Chair of the Reform Pension Board, which serves Reform Movement professionals and has a total portfolio of more than $1.2 billion.

She has been a key partner in helping to implement the URJ’s Campaign for Youth Engagement and in shaping the Union’s 2020 Vision strategic plan. She currently also serves as Chair for URJ Camp Newman Advisory Board (in Santa Rosa, CA) where she has been instrumental in raising over $22 million to-date for Camp Newman’s renovation including the recent $4 million gift from the Koret Foundation. Messinger previously served as a Vice Chair and an Assistant Treasurer of the URJ.

Messinger’s congregational lay leadership experience is extensive. She served, at the age of 36, as the youngest president of her then 1,100-member congregation, Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA. She has served in a variety of roles there including as treasurer, chair of its capital campaign, chair of the rabbinic search committee, and volunteer coordinator of an innovative family education program.