Joyce S. Dubensky, J.D., C.E.O.
Joyce S. Dubensky, J.D., C.E.O., is the passionate force behind the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding’s innovative approaches to combating religious prejudice. As Tanenbaum’s C.E.O., Ms. Dubensky pursues the work of her heart—creating a lived justice for all people. She has led Tanenbaum to new firsts—each a new contribution to the burgeoning field of interreligious understanding—including the first toolkit on religious diversity for workplace managers (now a major on-line resource for global Fortune 500 companies), the first comprehensive guide on the intersection of religion and health care, the first collection of compelling life stories of Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers in Action, and the establishment of a vibrant global Peacemakers’ Network. A sought after speaker and trainer, she conducts trainings, leads workshops and speaks internationally on all Tanenbaum programs. Ms. Dubensky earned her J.D. from New York University Law School and has a master’s degree in American history. Previously, Ms. Dubensky served as the first General Counsel and created the legal department for UJA-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, and the deputy executive director of the National Conference for Community and Justice.