Staff Listing

Main line: (214) 615-9351

Fax: (214) 363-5942

Meyer L. Bodoff

Background   Meyer has been serving the Dallas community since February of 2010. A native of Philadelphia, Bodoff is a non-for-profit veteran with over 30 years of professional experience. He has served as CEO of Jewish Federations and Community Centers in Las Vegas Nevada, Southern Maine, Central New York State and Central Massachusetts. Bodoff held the position of Chairman of the Nevada Emergency Food and Shelter Board sponsored by FEMA for four years. He also served as the President of the Portland Bias Crime Task Force and the Vice President of the Portland Interfaith Council. Additionally, Bodoff served two years as an elected official in New York State. He was appointed by John McKernan, Governor of Maine, as a Commissioner of the State Diversity Commission where he served as state chairman of the Hate Crime Sub Committee.

In December of 2011 Meyer earned the designation, "Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy" from the American College and was a favorite CAP instructor for the Dallas class immediately following his certification. Meyer is well known as a public speaker, often giving meaning to the mundane through stories and laughter.

Bodoff and his wife Dayle have three children – Daniel, Abbey, and Rebecca, and four grandchildren; Ethan, Ari, Jacob, and Leah. He has written extensively and has been published in both local and national publications.

Herbert Barrera

Accounting Associate
Background   A native of West Texas, Herb grew up in Lubbock and attended Texas Tech with a scholarship from the Lubbock Arts District. After visiting Dallas on spring break, Herb moved to Dallas and earned an Associate's Degree in Accounting. Gaining extensive experience in analytical finance, Herb then worked for a local real estate company. Herb joined the Foundation in 2008 and is mainly responsible for the Supporting Organizations and presently assists with daily accounting operations.

Herb lives in Carrollton, Texas with his wife and a daughter who is currently about to graduate from high school. Herb, iinvolved with family and community activities, enjoys many aspects of art including life drawing, acrylic painting, wood work and transparency watercolor. Herb utilizes his personal pastime by participating in local craft shows.


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Contact Us

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Byrna & Joe Funk Family Philanthropy Center
12700 Hillcrest Road, Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75230

Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942