Palm Springs federation taps chief

NEW YORK (JTA) — Bruce Landgarten is the new chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area in California.

The Jewish Federations of North America made the announcement in a news release.

Landgarten, who most recently served as the director of the South Peninsula of The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Sonoma and Marin Counties, will assume his new post on Feb. 1.

The search to find Landgarten was conducted in collaboration with the Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence at the Jewish Federations of North America.

Landgarten "possesses the leadership, vision and enthusiasm that will bring us to the next level in our annual campaign," said Roberta Nyman, board president of the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area.

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