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.



The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation continues to be very helpful in working together to meet the various philanthropic goals and desires that many of my clients have. Meyer Bodoff and his staff are very professional and continue to adapt…
Scott R. Cohen - CD Wealth Management, CFP®, CFS®, CAP®
I have the privilege to serve as Chair of Create A Jewish Legacy, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation's endowment and bequest initiative. That gives me the chance to collaborate with community partners and their donors to ask their const…
Stuart Prescott - Marsh & McLennan Agency Known Locally as Prescott Pailet Benefits
Our family philanthropic fund with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, which we established approximately 5 years ago, has provided us with the ability to plan and organize our charitable giving. First, it has allowed us to contribute t…
Dr. Harlan and Hannah Kay Pollock
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, particularly under the leadership of Meyer Bodoff, continues to stand out among community organizations. Most nonprofits, focus on the "how" or "way" donors can give. In my experience with Meyer and…
Todd S. Healy, MSW, CLU, ChFC, AEP - Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, HealyPartners
We have enjoyed a terrific long-standing relationship with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. Professionals and families need a trusted partner, not just one with the knowledge and skills to get the job done, but one with a "heart". …
Lenny Krasnow - M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation
My experiences with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation as a practicing CPA as well as a lay volunteer have been very fulfilling. In my professional dealings with the Foundation staff, they exhibit a high degree of professionalism and r…
Sandy Kaufman - Stanford Kaufman & Associates
My experiences with The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation have only been positive. Meyer Bodoff and his staff may be the most compassionate and capable group of people assembled in the field of philanthropy in Dallas, TX. They never fail…
M. Alan Alspaugh, CLU, CAP® - Eagle Strategies, LLC
Our relationship with Dallas Jewish Community Foundation goes all the way back to its formation as a separate entity in 1999. We are very proud of this relationship and continue to enjoy watching the Foundation grow in size and stature as …
David Rosenberg - Thompson & Knight LLP
As an attorney (and CPA) who often represents families involved with complex tax and estate matters relating to wealth preservation and transfer strategies, it is reassuring to know that the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is available a…
Josh O. Ungerman, P.C. - Partner, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.

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