Mark S. Golub is the President and Executive Producer of America's television network, JBS, which is a PBS-style Jewish channel available on various television providers, Roku and online (www.jbstv.org and YouTube JBSTV). Named by Newsweek magazine one of the 50 most influential rabbis in America, Mark is a graduate HUC-JIR in New York City ('72) and leads an independent chavurah in Connecticut which he founded in 1972. Mark is a graduate of Columbia College ('67) where he served as President of Seixas Menorah and as General Manager of WKCR-FM & AM while producing the longest running talk show in the station's history. During his rabbinic studies, Mark became the first assistant editor of Sh'ma magazine. After ordination, Mark became the Editorial Director and Director of Public Affairs for WMCA Radio in New York, then the leading telephone-talk station in the country. In 1979, Mark created Jewish Education in Media, Inc. (JEM) and the producer/host of its radio magazine, L'Chayim, which has not missed a Sunday since its premiere in 1979. L'Chayim's guest list reads like a "Who's Who" in the Jewish world and moved to television in 1990. In 1991, Mark created the first Russian language channel on American television, The Russian Television Network of America (RTN), to serve the needs of the Russian-speaking community of America. RTN has evolved into Russian Media Group, LLC which now licenses RTN to cable companies throughout America and Canada, and nationally distributes its own package of Russian channels to Russian speaking families throughout America. In 2006, Mark became the president and CEO of Shalom TV, the first Jewish network to be part of an American cable system's lineup of channel offerings (Comcast). Shalom TV has been renamed "Jewish Broadcasting Service" (JBS) and is now a 24/7 channel seen on such major television providers as Cablevision, RCN, Atlantic Broadband, Metrocast, Century Link and Google Fiber. When Mark is not producing television, he and his brother David produce Broadway shows and have won three Tony Awards ((The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Vanya, Sasha, Masha and Spike. Mark is married to Ruth Ellen Gelman who is his partner in all his endeavors. They have five children and three grandchildren.
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