NEW YORK (Jun. 22)
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) unanimously elected Herbert Singer, a leading New York attorney, as chairman of the JDC Board of Directors, it was announced here by JDC president Heinz Eppler. It was Eppler who placed Singer’s name in nomination at the recent semi-annual meeting of the JDC Board.
The position of JDC Board chairman became vacant when Henry Taub resigned that JDC post after his election as president of the United Israel Appeal. The JDC Board elected Taub an honorary president of the JDC.
Singer has been an active member of the JDC Board for the past 22 years, serving as vice chairman and co-Treasurer. He was instrumental in the foundation of the JDC/Brookdale Institute of Gerontology and Adult Human Development in Jerusalem.