Bob Leventhal

Bob Leventhal served as sales and marketing executive for cleaning products company, O-Cedar Brands, for 19 years. He also taught marketing at the University of Dayton. For more than 15 years Bob was a Jewish communal lay leader in Dayton, Ohio.

In 2001 he chose to combine his MBA and his Masters in Jewish Education to create a unique synagogue consulting practice at the Alban Institute in Herndon, Virginia. Alban was a research, publishing and consulting organization that primarily served mainline Protestant congregations.

In January 2012 he became a leadership specialist in the Kehilla Strengthening Department of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. He is the principle author, with support from USCJ colleagues, of United Synagogue’s Sulam Leadership Curriculum. (

He is also the author of Byachad: Synagogue Board Development and Stepping Forward: Synagogue Visioning and Planning. He is a member of the National Training Labs ( NTL) .