Schneider appointed WJC head

Michael Schneider is expected to take the reins of the World Jewish Congress.

The former executive vice president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, is expected to take up his post as secretary general next month after formal approval by the organization.

Schneider’s appointment comes after Daniel Mariaschin, the head of B’nai Brith International, turned down an offer for the secretary general job.

Schneider will take over an organization beset by years of infighting and allegations of financial mismanagement.

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