Beatrice Kahn

Beatrice Kahn is the president of the NCJW Board of Directors. Kahn is a lifelong resident of New York City, a lawyer by training and a prolific volunteer activist. Kahn moved to the board’s leading role after serving as vice president of the board for three years. She has been deeply engaged in improving the organization’s financial systems and increasing membership engagement, as well as advocating for the issues the organization pioneers. Kahn was the chair of NCJW’s Trafficking Work Group from 2013-2014 and helped to develop and launch Exodus: NCJW’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiative. She has also contributed extensively to training members on board building, fundraising, membership, advocacy, and creating a vision and plan for the future.


Kahn holds a law degree from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. She lives in New York City with her husband Paul Silverstein and their two sons, Daniel and Josh.