New York (Jun. 23)
Morton Mandel, president of the Council of Jewish Federations, has announced that Carmi Schwartz had been appointed to the position of executive vice president of the CJF, effective Sept. 1.
Schwartz, CJF associate executive vice president since 1979, will succeed Robert Hiller, who served in CJF’s top management position for the past two years and who will continue as a consultant.
Prior to joining the CJF, Schwartz spent four and a half years as executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan New Jersey. Previously he had been associate director and director of social planning for the Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore and held various executive positions in the Jewish Federations of Utica (N.Y.) and Miami and Montreal.
Schwartz said that “today Federations are directing increasing attention to the process of community building. Helping Jews in North America develop a sense of Jewish identity and responsibility is now a high priority in the Federation program.”
Schwartz asserts that “the local Federations and the local community is where Jewish life is acted out. Facilitating the enactment of Jewish life in our local communities is the goal of CJF.”