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Robert A. Barkin

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Board Member

Phone: (718) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: r***@***.org
Local Address:  Washington D.C. , District of Columbia , United States
The Jewish Art Education Corporation
541 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn , New York 11205
United States

Company Description: At JAE, we are dedicated to educating the wider world on the contributions of the Jewish visual arts to Jewish civilization.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • University of Miami School of Business
  • University of Michigan
  • Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism
  • Smith College
  • Master of Public Affairs
    University of Texas
  • JD
    University of Texas
162 Total References
Web References
Our Board of Directors | About Us, 23 Oct 2015 [cached]
Robert Barkin, Vice President and Executive Director
Robert Barkin is a professional with experience in communications and management. He is currently a partner in T3np (, which provides RAB management services to nonprofit organizations. He also is president of Arkos Group (, where he assists for-profit organizations in their communications strategy.
From August 2010 until April 2012, he was the interim executive vice president of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, the congregational arm of the Reconstructionist movement. He was also its president for four years and a member of the JRF Board of Directors since 1998. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Reconstructionist Camping Corporation and the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.
Barkin is currently vice president for communications of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD. He was previously its president and under his leadership, the congregation undertook a successful capital campaign that made possible the construction of its first permanent home. At Adat Shalom, he was previously Treasurer and Chair of the Religious Practices Committee.
Previously, he was Vice President, Corporate Communications, for ICMA-RC, a $28 billion financial services corporation, based in Washington, DC. For 15 years, he was a journalist with a number of newspapers, including the Providence Journal-Bulletin and the Miami Herald. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Miami School of Business.
Board | Jews United For Justice, 19 June 2015 [cached]
Robert Barkin (2013-2015) President, Arkos Group*
Robert Barkin
Robert Barkin served as interim executive vice president of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF) from 2010-2012. From 2006 until 2012, he was president of the JRF, after serving as a member of its Board of Directors since 1998. Prior to becoming a member of the JRF Board of Directors, Robert was the president of Adat Shalom in Bethesda, MD.
Professionally, Robert is President of Arkos Group, a marketing communications firm, with a specialty in positioning financial services and nonprofit organizations. Prior to moving to Washington, he was Manager of Benefit Communications for Knight-Ridder, Inc. For 15 years, he was a journalist with a number of newspapers. Robert and his wife, Cathy (a journalist), live in Bethesda with their two daughters, Emily and Lena. Robert is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Miami School of Business.
After graduating from Smith College, Bert moved to Houston to teach sixth grade with Teach for America. She then ran Summerbridge Houston (now Breakthrough Houston), an education nonprofit, for a year before moving to Austin to earn her JD and Master of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. During school, Bert interned at the International War Crimes Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. Bert likes watching and volunteering at figure skating competitions, all things chocolate, and living in Washington, DC. She participated in JUFJ's inaugural Jeremiah Fellowship cohort and now co-facilitates the program with Rabbi Richman.
Raise Maryland Resources | Jews United For Justice, 19 June 2015 [cached]
JUFJ board member Bob Barkin spoke as part of Labor on the Bima this year at Congregation Adat Shalom.
ICMA-RC Strengthens Management Team to Focus and Energize Strategy in Public Policy; Stanges Named VP of Legislative Affairs - -, 12 Jan 2006 [cached]
CONTACT: Robert Barkin, VP, Communications, ICMA-RC, +1-202-962-8212,
News from ICMA-RC - ICMA-RC, 2 Oct 2005 [cached]
In the February cover story of American City & County, Robert Barkin, ICMA-RC's Vice President of Communications profiles how two plan sponsors with different demographic circumstances address their employees' retirement health needs.The article is entitled: "Under Pressure - New Accounting Standards Force Local Governments To Treat Their Ailing Retiree Health Care Benefit Plans."New Accounting Standards Affect Local Government Retirement Health Care Benefit Plans
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