Martin Citrin of Detroit Elected President of CJF
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Martin Citrin of Detroit Elected President of CJF

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Martin Citrin of Detroit has been elected president of the Council of Jewish Federations. His election came during the 50th annual CJF General Assembly where official delegates from CJF’s member Federations chose the Detroit leader to head CJF during the historic period of Council’s 50th anniversary year. Citrin succeeds Morton Mandel of Cleveland.

Citrin is a member of the CJF Board and executive committee and a past CJF vice president. Since 1979 he has served as chairman of the CJF Campaign Planning Advisory Committee, and is the 1981 Chairman of the CJF-UJA Campaign Planning Task Force. He participated in the CJF Review Committee, which supervised the comprehensive two-year study of Council’s purpose, governance and function.

A past president of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit and the most immediate past chairman of its executive committee, Citrin also serves on the Board and executive committee of the Detroit United Foundation. He is a member of the Sinai Hospital Board of Trustees.

He plays a major role in the governance of the Jewish Agency for Israel, where he serves on the Board of Governors, co-chairs the Agency’s Commission on Jewish Education, and is a member of the Immigration and Absorption Committee and the Comptroller Committee. He also holds membership in the United Jewish Appeal Board of Trustees, the United Israel Appeal Board of Directors and the executive committee of the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Citrin is a partner in the Detroit firm of J.A. Citrin Sons Company. He and his wife Myra have four children.

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