Isobel Goldman retired as the Director of Grants and Programs at the Farash Foundation in 2019. After early work as a graphic designer, Isobel became community relations director of the Jewish Community Federation, a position she held for over 18 years. Her passion and advocacy for city students inspired her to help start the Rochester Jewish Coalition for Literacy in 1998. The program has placed hundreds of volunteers in over a dozen city schools. Isobel was honored with the creation of the Brennan Goldman Institute for Catholic Jewish Studies at St. Bernard's Institute in 2007.