Rabbi Gary Greenebaum is a consultant, executive coach, writer and teacher living in Los Angeles. He has expertise in organizational development, particularly leadership and board development. He has worked as executive director of non-profit organizations for over 30 years.
For more than two decades Rabbi Greenebaum worked for American Jewish Committee, an organization dedicated to protecting human rights and religious freedom in the U.S. and around the world. He served as the Los Angeles-based Western Regional Director of AJC from 1990-2006, and subsequently as AJC’s national Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations for four years.
Long active in social policy issues, Rabbi Greenebaum served as President of the Los Angeles Police Commission, working to reform the LAPD in the wake of the Rodney King beating. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California. He has worked extensively in international relations and as a result of his efforts to build bridges between the Jewish community and the French government, he was awarded the French National Order of Merit in 2006, which was presented to him by the French Ambassador to the United States.
Greenebaum was Executive Producer of the 2007 feature length documentary film Darfur Now which was released by Warner Brothers and shown, by invitation, at the Toronto Film Festival. Until recently, Rabbi Greenebaum served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Claremont School of Theology, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Prior to working for AJC, Rabbi Greenebaum served as a congregational rabbi, as San Francisco Hillel Director, and then as the Regional Hillel Director for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ordained at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati in 1978, Rabbi Greenebaum also received an MA in Jewish Communal Service from HUC-JIR in Los Angeles. He completed intensive coach training sponsored by the Los Angeles Center for Non-Profit Management and accredited by the International Coach Federation.