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Jason Plotkin

Program Director


Jason Plotkin, a native Houstonian, attended Westbury High School before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Radio & Television with an emphasis on Public Relations and Promotions in 2005 from Sam Houston State.

Jason arrived at Emanu El in 2013 following seven years as an athletic administrator at the University of New Orleans, the last three as the Director of Athletic Media Relations. During his tenure, Jason ran the day-to-day operations of the athletic media relations including responsibilities associated with the web site, social media and game management. In addition to his duties with UNO, Jason worked media relations for Super Bowl XLVII, the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four and the 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four, as well as multiple NCAA postseason events. Previous work experience includes a stint as the athletic director at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center and serving as the first full-time sports information director in Dillard University history.

Jason’s professional affiliations include the National Association of Temple Administration (NATA) and the Program & Engagement Professionals of Reform Judaism (PEP-RJ), for which he has served on the board since 2016 and currently as President. Additionally, Jason serves as member of the University Place Association (UPA) Super Neighborhood board as Treasurer.

Jason is married to the former Aliza Herman, and together they have a beautiful son named Isaac.