Alan Ades is a past international president of USCJ and remains active as a member of the board and various committees. He has chaired our Budget Committee as well as the Council of Regional Presidents. Prior to his USCJ presidency, Alan was president of his kehillaTifereth Israel Congregation, in New Bedford, MA, and president of the New England Region of USCJ.

Alan was also president of his local JCC and Federation. In the Federation world he served as national chairman of Regions for UJA, and as a national vice chairman and of UJA’s Executive Committee. Concurrent with these responsibilities, he was a member of the boards of many local and national organizations, including JESNA, CLAL, NCSJ and JTS.

In his retirement, Alan and Ruth, his wife of 60 years, moved to Sarasota, FL, where he is active both in his kehillaTemple Beth Sholom, and his federation, for whom he chairs two major committees. He is also a trustee of the Perlman Music Program Suncoast.

Alan and Ruth have four children and fifteen grandchildren, all who live in Massachusetts. They visit as often as possible.


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